Monthly Archives: May 2016

Facing Obsolescence

It all began because there was fluff covering the vents on my desktop computer.  Did I know that a buildup of dust can overheat a computer?  Of course, but the thought of disconnecting the rat’s nest of wires connecting it … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island Lifestyle

There are a great many people who think that it is only retirees who come to Vancouver Island.  While it is true many do, the island attracts families and empty-nesters as well. Some are drawn to the island because of … Continue reading

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Social Enterprise

We often hear references to ‘Social Enterprise’, but what exactly is it? A definition I like is; “A social enterprise is a revenue-generating business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are reinvested for that purpose in the business or in … Continue reading

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Myers-Briggs® and the ‘Team’

Whether your strategic team or board is new, been together for a while, or has added a new member there are certainties about that team. They may have been brought together purposely because of differing education, training and experiences but … Continue reading

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Leadership at its Best!

A while ago I had the opportunity to attend an evening where members of the Vancouver Island Symphony children’s choir demonstrated how they are taught as well as the opportunity to sit in on a symphony rehearsal. The first observation … Continue reading

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Small Business, Keeping it Simple

Small business is the backbone of the British Columbia economy.  In 2014 there were over 382,000 businesses operating in the province with less than 50 employees.  Of this number, 82% had less than 5 employees.  Small business employs 40% of … Continue reading

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