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Looking Back on Planning Ahead: 2012-Lee Edition

I was clearing out some boxes this weekend, basically tossing papers and things from my previous career, and I came across a neat little blast from the past. In 2012, a few months after becoming the manager of the Product

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A Naming Success Story for the Ages

When you come up with the right name, it’s like that name was there all along, and all you had to do was look in its direction, then it’d march right up, shake your hand, introduce itself, and smack you

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Posted in Careers, Marketing

Freelance, ho!

As luck would have it, I’d scored my first freelance gig by doing nothing and then having a five minute conversation. But here’s the twist: this industry was completely new to me, and the nature of the project and subject

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What’s Your Problem? A talk by Larry Smith.

“If the machines are doing the routine work, then humans must do the non-routine work. To be an innovator, you need to talk about unsolved, important problems.” – University of Waterloo Professor, Larry Smith Last night I joined two former colleagues,

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One Month In

On December 15th, 2017, I finished a long chapter; that day marked the end of a thirteen-year spell at Sandvine. In my time with the company, we’d gone from scrappy little startup with next to no revenue to the global

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Exit, Stage Right

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra On December 21st, 2004, I joined Sandvine, a Canadian tech company headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario. Today, almost thirteen years – and many, many, many good times

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What not to do in the workplace – a handy-dandy top 10 list

“Whether it’s your first co-op work term or you’ve been earning a paycheque for decades, there are certain common mistakes that should be avoided at all costs.” The Fall 2016 edition of the University of Waterloo Magazine included a feature

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