Author Archives: Greg

MaRS Development District

“MaRS is where science, technology and social entrepreneurs get the help they need. Where all kinds of people meet to spark new ideas. And where a global reputation for innovation is being earned, one success story at a time.” It’s … Continue reading

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Another In the Category Of: “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger”

Yesterday (Tuesday, October 19), I attended the “Small Business Forum 2010″ at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (organized by: Enterprise Toronto). Austin Hill, serial Canadian entrepreneur, gave a very interesting and inspiring presentation sharing his story, learnings, and sincere advice. … Continue reading

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Demotivators (in case life hasn’t thrown enough curves your way)

“A company that will go to the ends of the Earth for its people will find it can hire them for about 10% of the cost of Americans (Canadians?)” More like this … Images: Demotivators Revenge of the Demotivators Images: … Continue reading

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“I’m No Good With Names … But I never Forget A Face”

At last night’s PMI-SOC Monthly Meeting, the guest speaker was Bob Gray, a very engaging, entertaining, and effective speaker. With humour, compelling examples and audience participation exercises – and there had to be close to 200 people there – Bob … Continue reading

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Project WBS – A Life-cycle Process Model (Part 2)

The diagram below provides a framework for additional details of the process life-cycle model in terms of: Inputs, Outputs, Team Roles, and Challenges – the model is not complicated, the challenge is in execution. Now with the process steps (work … Continue reading

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Project WBS – A Life-cycle Process Model (Part 1)

So what does a strategic project look like? The diagram below illustrates a life-cycle model for building a comprehensive project work breakdown structure and project plan. The typical development project consists of the tradition four element: Design, Build, Implement, and … Continue reading

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Project Management: A Strategic Perspective

It is easy to be seduced by all the gee-whiz capabilities and eye-popping graphics of today’s project management tools. So easy in fact that it is just as easy to lose sight of the business significance of a project, and … Continue reading

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How To Be Successful: 8 Traits of Successful People

In a most captivating and entertaining presentation on May 18, 2010, Richard St. John spoke to Schulich students and alumni about “8 Traits the World’s Most Successful People Have in Common”. Richard has achieved broad recognition for his work including … Continue reading

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Now Reading: “What Would Google Do?” by Jeff Jarvis

Now Reading: “What Would Google Do?” by Jeff Jarvis Over the winding course of human history, change and innovation have come in waves, some small, some large, some huge. The exponential growth, technical and functional innovation, deepening penetration and influence … Continue reading

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Shift Happens – R U Evergreen?

Hi, Recently, I came across a newsletter article that I had written (many) years ago, here is an excerpt … “Unrelenting, gut-wrenching change dominates business in Toronto, Canada and in the world. Even as the corporate grave-yards fill and the … Continue reading

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