Thoughts to Delegates of JDC West 2019

Thoughts to Delegates of JDC West 2019

Through the January 12-13 weekend of 2019, the JDC West competition took place with the theme of “Shaping Tomorrow.” I had the honour and privilege to serve as an academic judge with the Operations Management discipline, a new category debuting on the campus of host school SFU.

First and foremost, I’d like to offer a heartfelt congratulations to all delegates of JDC West, the supporters/champions of these students, and especially to the 200+ volunteers who planned and executed this weekend which will be remembered for many years to come. Bravo!

Along with my fellow judges Nathan Armstrong, Jason Yu, Dom Wong, and Niall Duggan., I received presentations from 12 delegate teams hailing from top business schools across Western Canada. We had to score each team across the areas of Situational Analysis, Strategic Recommendation, Implementation, Q&A Management, and Presentation Structure & Delivery…

Health & Wellness 2019

Health & Wellness 2019

Through this post, I want to:

  • Stay accountable to improving my Holistic Fitness pillar (currently my #1 investment area) by publicizing my efforts

  • Analyze the state of my Holistic Fitness: where it currently is, what got it here, why it is as it is, and how to hack it better

  • Document a progression so I can revisit this in the future if/when relevant

This (now very public) post is an exceedingly scary thing for me.

It pains me to so openly admit what I perceive to be a weakness and character flaw (working on this), but this is important and I’m committed to being better…

Blog 'Year In Review' - Fun with Analytics

Blog 'Year In Review' - Fun with Analytics

Two motivations for this Rants & Ramblings post:

  1. I haven’t taken the content marketing aspect of my blog very seriously and have been curious about who actually reads the content.

  2. Have been wanting to see how this site’s analytics capabilities have evolved (note: Squarespace, at the time of this writing).

Let’s see what we find out!

Traffic

Overview

  • By Device Type: 60% Desktop, 37% Mobile, 2% Tablet, 1% Unknown

  • By Source: 43% Direct, 32% Google, 12% Facebook, 11% LinkedIn, 3% Others

Venture Studio - Attempt 1

Venture Studio - Attempt 1

tl;dr: The Momenta Lab project started for the purpose of building a Venture Studio company. We underestimated the intensity of research to test our hypotheses. We were successful in coming up with a business model (strategic, financial, legal, operating) which the market has confidence in. We did not have the financial means and adequate clout which were requisite in the model. We were unsuccessful insofar as we did not launch the company. These findings and the model is something I intend to pursue one day.

Momenta Lab.

This is the name of a recent project of mine seeking to establish a Venture Studio. The objective was to create and operate profitable, right-sized technology products.

Bookmarks Clearing 2018

Bookmarks Clearing 2018

Note for any readers: this is written to myself for future reference.

While going through the exercise of year-end cleaning, the process includes checking bookmarks for what will be highly relevant going forward. These are a few I’ve kept throughout 2018, which are now lower priority but which I may like to reference again in the future.

Frameworks and Tools:

Dec 2018 Quora Round Up (5 of 5)

Dec 2018 Quora Round Up (5 of 5)

This is the fifth instalment (of 5) to share from my massive backlog of bookmarked Quora answers to share with my community. For the number of posts to share, I’ve picked a number that’s significant to me: 111

As always, I hope you enjoy, learn something, and it helps you one day. Much love <3

  1. https://qr.ae/TUtyWf - What is a summary of major events in world history?

  2. https://qr.ae/TUty9X - How do I consume food at a buffet in the most efficient way? I want to maximize my food eating potential.

  3. https://qr.ae/TUty9R - What is the most difficult thing to learn and accept about life?

  4. https://qr.ae/TUty9p - Should I quit my job and follow my passion, or stick to my job and improve my performance…

Dec 2018 Quora Round Up (4 of 5)

Dec 2018 Quora Round Up (4 of 5)

This is the fourth instalment (of 5) to share from my massive backlog of bookmarked Quora answers to share with my community.

As always: I hope you enjoy, learn something, and it helps you one day. Much love <3

  1. https://qr.ae/TUtyON - What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder?

  2. https://qr.ae/TUtyOn - What is the reason, everyone I know, especially men, complain about their married life? Is it really that bad?

  3. https://qr.ae/TUtyOA - What are some of the biggest scams/cons in modern history?

  4. https://qr.ae/TUtyOK - What is the strangest way you found out your significant other was cheating on you?

Dec 2018 Quora Round Up (3 of 5)

Dec 2018 Quora Round Up (3 of 5)

This is the third instalment (of 5) to share from my massive backlog of bookmarked Quora answers to share with my community.

Hmm… I’m now finding out that this bank of bookmarked Quora answers is insane, so I’ll be ramping up the count from 25 per post to 50 per post. Wowza, that would mean 200 Quora answers shared in this December 2018 series!!!

As always: I hope you enjoy, learn something, and it helps you one day. Much love <3

  1. https://qr.ae/TUtyw5 - How good are bad software engineers?

  2. https://qr.ae/TUtywk - What are the biggest myths about owning a business?

  3. https://qr.ae/TUtywH - Mike Rowe, of Dirty Jobs fame, claims that thousands of jobs are available in the US but nobody will take them. In our capitalistic country, doesn't this demonstrate that the rate of pay needs to be increased for these same jobs?

Dec 2018 Quora Round Up (2 of 5)

Dec 2018 Quora Round Up (2 of 5)

This is the second instalment (of 5) to share from my massive backlog of bookmarked Quora answers to share with my community.

I hope you enjoy, learn something, and it helps you one day. Much love <3

  1. https://qr.ae/TUtyoa - What is the most lucrative business move that you’ve ever made?

  2. https://qr.ae/TUtyoe - Why does Tarkin's CGI in Rogue One look so plastic-y? Could they have made it look more realistic?

  3. https://qr.ae/TUtyoc - What are some useful technology life hacks?

  4. https://qr.ae/TUtyoJ - Why are pineapples called pineapples? In most languages, pineapples are called “ananas”, or something similar.