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Go Fly a Kite!

I remember in my youth, when I was under foot in the kitchen my mother would laughingly tell me to go fly a kite. There is nothing more joyous than standing in the middle of the... 



Soaring with Eagles – Music and Numerology

This spring, when the Vancouver Island Symphony in Nanaimo was faced with designing a new season, the eleventh, there was a sense of anticlimax. As is tradition, the tenth had been... 



Branding Your Business

Of course I don’t mean a searing hot cattle prod but rather the importance of projecting a professional, consistent business image. Visual recall of your company colors and... 



Charitable Annuity – Seeing your tax dollars at work

Recently I met with a couple in their late 70’s who want to give a gift of appreciated stock worth $50,000 to a local Foundation in return for a lifetime income of 5% annually.... 



Leadership Nanaimo

"Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to make something extraordinary happen,” said Alan Keith, Lucas Digital. This quote encapsulates what... 



Getting the Message

Years ago when I was at university, I took a Communications course where I heard for the first time Marshall McLuhan’s famous line, "The medium is the message”. I wonder... 



Seniorpreneurs

When You Can’t See the Forest for the Trees We’ve all heard the phrase ‘can’t see the forest for the trees’ and it’s a pretty good way to describe... 



Principles of Practical Happiness

What is happiness? Whether you believe it to be an instinctual emotion that we are born with, or a learned behaviour, it is a state of being that many of us yearn for, but seem unable... 



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