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The Journey to Yes!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be presenting at this year’s

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Next Steps In The Conversation

Four years ago, almost to the day, I started my own company on Information Architecture. In building my consultancy, I began to think about how to differentiate myself in the market and how to provide context about this new and emerging discipline to the business community. To this end, I leveraged the medium of podcasting. [...]

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Presenting Memorable Ideas

I hate Powerpoint. Why? Unless I attended the presentation there’s little value in the slides provided. Ironically, the talks that stand out the most for me are ones where I have no memory of the slides, but the amazing stories told during the presentation. I can’t recall most lectures in University, though one in particular [...]

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Morgan Kaufmann and Follow the UX Leader

In addition to my incredible learning experiences with Rosenfeld Media, I have been engaged with one of the world’s leading publishers in the Human-Computer Interaction space, Morgan Kaufmann. I’m thrilled to announce that we will be putting the names of all participants registered for our Follow the UX Leader workshops into a draw to win [...]

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Imagination and Moving the Conversation Forward

The ability to look beyond one’s own experiences and to learn from others; to dream of possibilities rather than limitations is essential for success in today’s global market. In a recent IBM study of more than 1 500 CEO’s from 60 countries in 33 industries world wide… …chief executives believe that — more than rigor, [...]

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Creating a Corporate Culture of Creativity

I’ve had many discussions about the concept of leadership over the past few years with colleagues around the world; many of whom come from a range of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures that value different ideas about what it means to be an effective leader. Alla Zollers recommended that I read the book Linchpins, Seth Godin’s [...]

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Jamaica – A Model for the Global Community

Remarkable! If I were to sum up my experience in Jamaica to-date, remarkable would be the closest word to describe this incredible community. Simplicity of lifestyle; passion in the ideas shared and debated; and above all else a genuine respect for others make this country a model for the rest of the global community. Zed [...]

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Inspiration Takes Many Forms

In the IA/UX/IxD communities we’ve focused a lot on design elements, how to structure and organize information, while always staying focused on the user. We all design for other people, and yet I almost never hear thought leaders discussing the value of drawing from other disciplines and the emotional element that make us human, and [...]

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Leading In the Age of Information

It continues to amaze me that even in the Information Age, where knowledge is exchanged and gathered at a pace never before seen in human history, that organizations continue to work in a top-down hierarchy. Where so-called “leaders” still believe that their title and subsequent power somehow entitles them to avoid accountability when projects fail [...]

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Official Company Mascot for i.a. consultants

Hank “the tank” is owned by my good friend Kate. A few years ago we went on a road trip to get this “little” guy as a new born puppy up in Orillia, Ontario. Over 15 hours later we arrived back in Ottawa with Hank who, at the time, could barely lift his gargantuan head [...]

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