View of Deep Space

A fascinating video of what the Hubble telescope saw when it focus on a empty part of deep space for ten days.  Really amazing what it saw.  A great four minute video Hubble Ultra Deep Space in 3D Have a look.  Life changing experience.

Why Business Intelligence is So Complex?

Often the conceptual formulation of a business intelligence project is very simple.  "Wouldn't it be great if we could track out net return by product or customer?"   As the project develops the definitions and business rules often get mired down in complexit

Making Meetings More Productive

Meetings chairs need to find a way of getting people warmed up at a meeting.  Everybody needs to move their mind from whatever they were just doing to be present with this group.   I find meeting these days are often very unproductive and many people really are not present

Eat Your Frogs Early

"Frogs" are the important but not urgent tasks, an idea from Stephen Covey.  "Frogs" are from an excellent book by Brian Tracy, see   Getting the maximum results from our effo

Focus on the Goal

Is the process more important than the goal?   As I was driving on the highway, I was making a sharp turn going a little too fast.  I was taught years ago to focus on where you want to go not what you want to avoid.   I wonder if that is the reason many of the canned

Get Together of Friends of Gellman Hayward

On Wednesday, June 16th at 6 PM, friends of Gellman Hayward & Partners and getting together at Smokey Jones on the upstairs terrace.  Smokey Joe's is on Yonge Street, just north of Sheppard.  All are welcome. Burry Foss, one of the founders, is coming from Californ

Things New and Change

When kids are given something new they are all excited and welcome it with pleasure.   When we as adults hear that something is new, we hear change and resist it.    I guess kids must welcome change. Now that is not something I understand but my experience says

Learning About Oneself

March is a time of reflection for me as I build my personal balanced scorecard.  Outside of this process I rely upon others who coach and council me as well as the gleems of insight I often get as I go through a day. I took some time today to try and reflect on some insights tha

Words in Context

As those who know me know, I am a great believer in power words.  But even a power word out of context is pretty useless and sometimes can be antagonizing.  I was reminded of the importance of this sort of context yesterday when dealing with a bullying incident at my son&#

When Someone Really Makes an Impact

I received an email today from Michael.  Very important and game changing:  Here is what he sent me. "This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while.  Check it out.  It takes a while to load, but worth the brief wait.  It will count down backward