Advice / Leadership / Op-Ed / Friendships & Relationships

Losing Yourself In A World Full of Constant Communication

In the last 2 weeks, I heard three different people say to me: “You remembered that? Wow, most people don’t remember such small details about my life. I’m impressed!” My immediate reaction was to say: “Oh, why not?” It seemed almost absurd to me that someone would forget such interesting details about another person’s life. … Continue reading

Conference Notes

Summary Notes from @SpurFest #spur15 – “Alone, Together: A Civic Life in the Digital Age” [Appel Salon Series]

Tonight, I had the luxury of spending my Thursday evening in a room filled with Torontonians curious about learning more and engaging on the topic of digital connectedness. Upon reviewing the event details for tonight’s panel discussion, I was immediately reminded of the books: Hamlet’s BlackBerry” (William Powers) and “The Circle” (Tom Eggers). The topic of technology … Continue reading

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A Summary on Inspiration and Taking Action – Following Live Tweets from #TEDxUW & #DOT11 & #TEDxVan2011

We can’t always be in 3 places at once, but it’s exciting how technology can help us capture these moments and take us there. Crowdsourcing, oui? Today I will be following #DOT11 (Toronto) and #TEDxUW (Waterloo), and #TEDxVan2011. I’m going to keep notes  on some of the major themes I notice, my favorite quotes throughout … Continue reading