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Book Report: The Confidence Game

“After reading this chapter, you will be intrigued by all of these forays with exceptionalism. But you will remain convinced that you, personally, have already properly taken them into consideration. Your present understanding of yourself and of the world around

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Posted in Books, Everything, Math and Science

Book Report: Lost Science

Ferguson has really done a tremendous job researching her subjects and bringing them to life, including enough detail to make things very vivid without overwhelming the reader, and putting everything into context by explaining the focal scientist’s contemporaries, political environment,

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Book Report: Microstyle

“So, how do you pack a lot of meaning into a little message? You don’t. That’s the first lesson of microstyle. A message isn’t a treasure chest full of meaning. It’s more like a key that opens doors. A message

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Posted in Advertising, Books, Everything, Marketing

Technical Communications: Stories All the Way Down

“The fractal expansion of stories does not stop when we hit facts, but when we hit common stories based on common experience. Facts are just stories we agree on.” – Mark Baker Last night was the inaugural meeting of Communitech’s Technical

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Increase your Effectiveness: (Work) Better

“Better” is what it’s all about, ultimately: doing your job more effectively, so you can make the biggest possible positive impact.

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Posted in Careers, Leadership, Marketing

Strategic Marketing: An Introduction to Brand Journalism with Anthony Reinhart

“Brand journalism is storytelling meant to draw readers to a company’s field of expertise, without laying on the hard sell.” – Ira Basen Today’s Strategic Marketing Peer-to-Peer session was presented by Anthony (Tony) Reinhart. He’s Director, Editorial Strategy at Communitech,

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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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