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The Mathematical Impossibility of Universal Delight Redux

“The more effective the fundraising campaign, the more complaints it will generate.” Brook’s 5th Law of Fundraising Or, put another way … “The only way to avoid pissing people off is to do nothing important.”Oliver  Emberton Seth Godin is an entrepreneur, author, … Continued

Donated By Anonymous?

“When thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.”-Matthew the Apostle (6:3) Both Matthew the Apostle and Maimonides, a 12th century Jewish rabbi and philosopher, encouraged Christians and Jews to maintain the dignity of the … Continued

Canada’s Greatest Impact Donation

“Vaccines are the tugboats of preventative health.”– William Foege Thankfully, it looks like Covid-19 is now under control in this country. I believe most of us would agree that this is because of one primary reason … vaccines. Given that vaccine … Continued

Your Success Circles

“There could be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others.”  – President George H. W. Bush I have a wise friend who showed me how he helps individuals with career counselling. Taking the “less is more” … Continued

The Godfather of Good

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale  A number of years ago I was facilitating a presentation for the donors of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy. Standing at … Continued

Making a Difference Through Will Power

“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the … Continued

Touch the Heart and Move the Mind

“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.” – Vincent Van Gogh The image above was created by Hugh MacLeod, one of my favourite bloggers as I find … Continued


“Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.”– Franklin P. Adams Is it possible to hold the view that the state of the world is perpetually getting worse but, in actual fact, things are really getting … Continued

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