Category Archive for: Krispy

Are you an Agent of Change…or Just along for the Ride?

It doesn’t matter what role you play or what industry that you are in, there are those moments that you can see something on the horizon…it may be hazy, it may be out of focus…but you know that something is coming.  Our daily lives have us riding along the Information Super Highway at ever faster…

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Forbes Disruptors List for 2013 – Guess who is on it

I did a bit of a dance of joy last night when I was flipping through Zite on my iPad and noticed that Mark Shuttleworth the founder of Canonical and the Ubuntu Linux OS was on that list of 12 individuals.  The other 15 people…unfortunately I have not heard of (but I did read each of…

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The Things about Technology that FRUSTRATE ME

There is no doubt that I love technology and all the wonderful things that it can do for me. In a moment’s notice I can be checking out the latest gadgets coming out of China and then switch over and listen to all my favorite music in streaming glory, then hop into Gamer Mode and…

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A Tribute to Marijeanne Avery-Raymer

Almost a decade ago, a wonderful person came into our lives in a most unexpected fashion.  While the family and I were living in Ottawa, Papa (George Foster – my father in-law) came for one of his semi-unplanned visits but this time he was bringing a special treat for us.  He had met someone new…

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LibreOffice 4.0 is out – Is it Right for YOU?

I spend a lot of my day using Microsoft Tools…it is the nature of my job.  I am left with very little choice to use Internet Explorer (certain productivity tools will only work with IE), and as a Sales Professional I generate my quotes in MS Word, do forecasting and scenario builds with MS Excel…

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Technology – The Next Bullying Venue?

There is a voice inside of each and everyone one of us.  That voice can either be used to do good or to do harm and as a Parent of a teenage girl I am finding out that my Voice needs to find balance and help her find her way in this brave new world…

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There is no Greater Feeling than a Father’s Pride

There are a few ways to look at Pride.  The positive is the satisfaction with one’s own or others  actions and the negative which leads to an inflated sense of self worth.   I work very hard to never take too much credit for my actions and truly believe that it is better to give…

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Top 5% on LinkedIn…are you?

This week has been mostly about Social Media and Social Networking for me.  On a regular basis my colleagues and customers ask me about my efforts in this space and surprisingly this week, I was notified by LinkedIn that I was in their Top 5% of most viewed Profiles in 2012! With more than 200…

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Inbox Zero – Lofty Goal or Easy Fix?

Increasing Productivity is one of those challenging goals that many of us hope to achieve but few truly achieve over an extended period.  There are Management Consultants that will charge companies ridiculous sums to come in and advise on how to improve corporate productivity but the reality is…much of the focus to improve productivity starts…

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Social Media Leadership

One of the questions that I get asked by both clients and colleagues is how do you blend your Personal Brand with the Company Brand and not cross any lines?  I have to say it is a challenge but as one of the most active Social Media persona’s in my company, and someone who is…

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