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The Ultimate Test

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

With having hundreds of meetings with entrepreneurs under my belt I’ve realized a single question that constantly enters my mind. This question has risen in importance to the point of becoming a huge red flag, and likely a deal killer, if the answer isn’t “Yes.” That question is: “Could I see myself going to work for the entrepreneur.” Click to continue »

Some Love for the Edmonton Tech Scene

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

I have been back in Edmonton for 3 years and dove into the tech scene from the minute I returned. At that time things were pretty quiet. Fast forward 3 years and we now have Startup Edmonton, a strong DemoCamp community and additional community building initiatives driven by both the public and private sectors.  More importantly, we are starting to see more people who appear to “get it”.  ”Getting it” consists of the realization that thriving tech communities are built from the bottom up by individuals and not by throwing money and programs at it from the different levels of governments.  These can be used to accelerator growth, but they will not create it. Click to continue »

I have a blog!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

This is something I should have started a long time ago.  A place to share thoughts, experiences and lessons in trying to build companies.  This is by no means the blog of an expert, but rather, someone who is trying to put himself in the position to learn and apply as much as possible.  I believe that this is achieved by putting yourself in extremely challenging situations, moving outside your comfort zone and surrounding yourself with the right people.

I have been enjoying the journey so far and have learned a ton.  I not only look forward to sharing some of this with you, but even more so, I look forward to hearing your thoughts.