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Panelizing: Challenges with Bringing Products to Market

On Tuesday night, having braved the rush hour traffic to get to Kitchener for 5pm, I participated in a panel discussion on the subject of Challenges with Bringing Products to Market. Here’s the teaser, to give you a better idea

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Posted in Careers, Leadership, Management, Marketing

Social Networking for Professionals (for Academics)

A little over a month ago I received an email from my friend Stacey: “We are looking for a speaker for our biomechanics graduate seminar to speak on social networking in a professional setting and/or internet presence for researchers in

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Jetlag, Meetings, and Speaking Slots

In my recent post about speaking at the Canadian ISP Summit, I mentioned having “an extremely busy schedule”; well, a few days after the conference I was on-board an A380 en route to Dubai. While there, I summarized my notes

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Posted in Marketing

Panelizing at the Canadian ISP Summit

On Tuesday, I participated in a panel at the Canadian ISP Summit in downtown Toronto. The summit is run by the Canadian Network Operators Consortium (CNOC), and brings together Internet service providers large and small from across the country to

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Posted in Marketing

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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Sharing my experience with today’s students

Last week, as part of the Alumni Speaker Series (haha, I know…right?), I returned to the University of Waterloo to speak to a group of (mostly) engineering students about my experience at UW and my career since then. It was

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The “Ten Rules of Effective Language”

Dr. Frank LuntzĀ¹ is a political strategist and pollster who describes his specialty as “testing language and finding words that will help his clients sell their product or turn public opinion on an issue or a candidate.” He begins his

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Posted in Advertising, Books, Leadership

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