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You Win Some, You Lose Some

Our VP of Product Management said something to the effect of, “This is a great idea, Lee!”…and he couldn’t have been more supportive in his tone. In September (or October) of 2010, at one of our quarterly marketing offsite meetings,

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Posted in Leadership, Marketing

Book Report: Black Box Thinking

“And this is invariably how progress happens. It is an interplay between the practical and the theoretical, between top-down and bottom-up, between creativity and discipline, between the small picture and the big picture. The crucial point – and the one

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Posted in Books, Leadership, Management

Looking Past Failure

“You know what? If an applicant has a strong enough application, then one blotch shouldn’t automatically eliminate him or her from consideration. There might well have been extenuating circumstances … and, in any case, it gives you something to talk about

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Posted in Careers, Leadership

Book Report: The Numbers Game

“It is easy…to think of soccer as a game of superstars. They provide the glamour, the genius, the moments of inspiration. They sell the shirts and fill the seats. But they do not decide who wins games and who wins

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Posted in Books, Management, Math and Science, Soccer, Sports

My Story, Part 1: The Accidental Engineer

It turns out that if you make your university choices for reasons other than passionate interest and enrol in what can accurately be described as a hellishly difficult program while completely lacking any study skills or positive work habits whatsoever,

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Posted in Everything

Fun with advertising: you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be shocked, you’ll be confused

Now that Christmas is out of the way for another year, we can get back to what’s really important: advertising! It  might not have come across yet, but I take quite a passionate interest in advertising: the good, the bad,

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Posted in Advertising, Marketing

Choose your own adventure: prisoner or pioneer

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra My wife spent last week in San Francisco

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Posted in Leadership, Management

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