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Losing My Marbles?

“I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.”– May Sarton Last week I celebrated my 59th birthday. As I grow older, and after a number of decades on this planet, I experience daily reminders that … Continued

My Favourite Leadership Book

“Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued.  It must ensue.  And it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.”– Viktor Frankl Chip Conley is a fascinating individual. Besides being a successful entrepreneur … Continued

Losing My Marbles … Again

“As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.” – Norman Wisdom   Last month I celebrated my 58th birthday. As I grow older and after a number of decades on … Continued

Be kind to one another

“Most of all, differences of opinion are opportunities for learning.” – Terry Tempest Williams I am a fan of Ellen DeGeneres. Earlier this month she attended an NFL game where she sat beside former American President, George W. Bush. As a result of … Continued


“He who is brave is free.” – Seneca ‘Brave’ is a word that can mean different things to different people. As Hugh Macleod from gapingvoid writes, “We have to be as brave as the people who need us”. So, who needs us? Our … Continued

Gratitude … the greatest of all virtues

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others” Marcus Tullius Cicero As Warren Buffet once acknowledged, a significant part of his success was simply due to his luck at winning of the “ovarian … Continued

People Love Ideas

“Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.”  – William J. Cameron   For those who work or volunteer in the non profit sector will, I’m sure, appreciate the wise words from Hugh MacLeod shown below. Yes, people like … Continued

Canada’s Greatest Impact Donation

“Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time. Conscientious objectors to vaccination should stand alone, if need be, against the whole world, in defense of their conviction.”  Mahatma Gandhi  … Continued

Create Good Trouble

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho I have observed that one of the more significant differences between the profit and nonprofit sectors is their divergent thoughts and actions regarding … Continued