Why Do These Things Happen?

The Park is composed of an exhibition building which houses information about the two day convention held in July, 1848, the restored Wesleyan Church where the 2-day convention was held and  a small park with a running waterfall wall that is inscribed with The Declaration of Sentiments drafted by the 300 participants who atteneded the conference along with the 100 brave women and men who signed the document As the park ranger was describing the convention, I had a single...

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“Bonjour, Hello”

However it was great to see that everywhere we went after my perfunctory, “bonjour” and “parlez-vous anglais”, we were able to engage in easily understood english so much so that I wanted to try out some of my college French only to be told that it would be easier if we spoke in English…OK…c’est la vie. Among the great restaurants, interesting museums and delightful cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, the highlight of our trip was our visit to Jardin Botanique....

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Simplify Your Strategy

I recently completed Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs (which by the way I consider the most important book on leadership that I’ve read in the last 5 years) and was pleased to see that when Job’s returned to Apple in the late 1990’s the first thing he did was trash the system of multiple computer lines and options and simplified his strategy to a home and office line featuring a desktop or laptop version. Steve knew that the marketplace...

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