Category Archive: Social Commentary

May 05

Trump Effect on Markets, Money and the Economy

My Own Meeting

How will Trump affect the financial markets, money markets and the economy? Regardless of what you think of the man, he is already showing a positive effect on all of the above! I’ll admit to being a little lazy, this is from my Canadian perspective. For the most part, US markets and economy usually demonstrate …

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Mar 17

Millenials – Simon Sinek explains.

Millenials. It’s Not Their Fault! What’s not the Millenials’ fault? It’s not their fault they have unrealistic expectations, some low and some high. It’s not their fault they think they are “special”. It’s not their fault they expect to get or achieve just because they want it. Who’s fault is it? Failed parenting and we …

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Nov 11

Remembrance Day. Why Do We Still Need To Remember?

Photo of parade

Remembrance Day was originally to commemorate the end of the First World War. Then came Hitler and the Second World War. And Korea, and Vietnam, and Afghanistan. We need to remember so that we can be prepared to stand up for our way of life. Remembrance Day 2016 I was at services in downtown Barrie …

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Jul 25

Pokémon Go – What’s with this thing?

Bricktown Canal

While visiting Oklahoma City recently, we became aware of Pokémon Go.  Pokémon People Walking along the Bricktown Canal, we noticed a lot of people staring at their cell phones. Many were in groups. At first, I thought how sad is that. All these people walking around ignoring each other. Then, I remembered reading about this new …

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Jan 23

Traffic Flow, who should come first, people or vehicles?

New York City traffic

Traffic flow is a challenge these days. Who should be priority? Pedestrians or vehicles? Traffic Flow There are three types of traffic flow to consider: People Motorized vehicles Bicycles   Who takes priority? When I was young, it was rare for families to have one car. These days, there are often more than two in …

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Oct 30

It’s Just A Word! Except, it’s not.

Just words.

It’s NOT just a word!!!! What’s in a word? Consider these two sentences: I could kill you right now.  I’m really frustrated with you right now.  Some would say they mean the same thing. No they don’t. Say the words and really think about how they make you feel.  Your rational mind will tell you they mean …

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Oct 12

What are you thankful for today?

Thanksgiving is originally a day to be thankful for a good harvest and the blessings of the past year.  On January 31, 1957, a proclamation was issued stating Thanksgiving was to be “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed.”[1] What am I thankful for today?  …

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Aug 21

Human Developers and MLM

Picture of coaches

Human developers are people who constantly strive to help others achieve their personal potential. Multi Level Marketing (MLM) companies are built on the backs of the greatest human developers. Do you have it in you? Human Developers Who are human developers? Parents Teachers and Coaches Leaders Parents These are our first exposure to human developers. …

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Jul 13

3 Things I Learned At Rock Lake, Algonquin Park

beautiful sunset

Rock Lake is in God’s country in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada. The 3 things I learned were not what I expected to learn there. 3 Things I Learned At Rock Lake Plan to be disconnected. Keep an open mind about your neighbours. Think twice about taking an Audi camping! When you go to a place …

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Mar 21

Net Geners, Living Life 15 Minutes At A Time

The TV Generation: Switch off; I receive; Couch potato; Helpless; Monoculture; United. The Net Generation: Switch on; I send & receive; Subway surfer; Powerful; Multi-culture; Fragmented

Net Geners have Grown Up Digital and are living life 15 minutes at a time. Is your message getting across? This generation literally thinks differently than previous generations. Learn how to communicate with them. Grown Up Digital Don Tapscott released Grown Up Digital in 2008. I read this book in 2015 and find it totally …

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