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Quick Fixes

As I wrote yesterday, there’s nothing more permanent than a temporary solution. Yet, we continually come across situations where a temporary solution has made itself permanent, and we are left to deal with its after-effects. This article will be focusing on the reason we still employ such fixes, and when they are justifiable, or even […]

Temporary Solutions

The department of music at the University of Windsor, I’ve been told, is located in an old bowling alley. The acoustics, something fairly important in teaching, and especially in music, are pretty bad. The building is more than 50 years old, and shows its age. Yet, the department remains, year after year, despite all the […]

Minimum Technical Requirements

I was recently in the market for a new computer for my office, and while I was willing to pay the price to get the right equipment to suit my needs, I was also on a budget, trying to minimize the price. True to my field, I started by checking out some sites, asking around […]

Fundamental Lifestyle Changes

Sometimes, change needs to happen. Often, the acknowledgement of this is triggered by a major event, also known as a wake-up call. There are really two ways to go about handling this, and I’ll describe both, along with practical examples of each. After that, I leave it to you to decide how you might proceed. […]

Generation WHY

Although there is no clear-cut date for when Generation Y began, or when it ended (if, in fact, it has already ended, although this is a near-universal opinion), I am personally part of that generation, being born in 1982. However, it wasn’t until recently that I thought of myself in such terms, and then largely […]

True Relationships

I recently accepted a contract working for a small company. I was interviewed by the two owners of the company before being retained, and was introduced to their significant others. Between the time that we signed the contract and when I started working for them (there was almost a month gap there) I invited them […]

A Matter of Choice

I attended a lecture this week in which the speaker was discussing the concept of choices. His conclusion, based on a variety of arguments, is that the fundamental difference between people is the choices we make. I then reflected on a conversation I had with an entrepreneur last week, in which we were discussing the […]

I Hope People Hate My Product

I’m a bit strange, I know, but this sounds weird even for me. Yet it’s true – I really do hope that people hate my product, despise my services. I find it encouraging when someone tells me how awful something I’ve done is. Why? When I hear someone tell me I did something wrong, I […]