From American Dream to American Reality: Gen Y Coming of Age

If I were to have a conversation with my parents or anyone from the Baby Boom Generation about what the context of their upbringing was, you would likely hear stories about how they or their parents worked hard to achieve their dreams knowing that they had the opportunities to succeed as long as they were … Continue reading From American Dream to American Reality: Gen Y Coming of Age

An Irrelevant Holiday Celebration: Columbus Day

So I got the day off of work today for Columbus Day. But mostly I think the U.S. office closed because HQ in Toronto is celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving and there would be nobody home. Otherwise, I don't think I have ever worked anywhere that closed to celebrate the 1492 pseudo-hero. Naturally I felt the need … Continue reading An Irrelevant Holiday Celebration: Columbus Day

The New Global Face of “Urban”

    Newsflash...the world "urban" doesn't mean "Black". You're welcome. To elaborate (which I am wont to do), "urban" refers to city life in general...areas with higher population density and a proliferation of industry. And the trend of Mass Urbanization on a global scale is necessarily changing what the culture of urban life looks like. … Continue reading The New Global Face of “Urban”

NYC: As Seen On TV

New York is one of the most iconic American cities: known around the globe as a cultural nerve center.  Manhattan and it's surrounding buroughs don't just house a disproportionate amount the nation's hippest, most creative, and richest citizens.  It also is home to the some of the grittiest, most neurotic, and shockingly average. There is … Continue reading NYC: As Seen On TV

Beginning With The End In Mind: The Stephen Covey Legacy

Two days ago, one of the authors and thought leaders I hold in highest esteem passed: Stephen Covey. For those who don't know, he wrote The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. http://www.betterworldbooks.com/The-7-Habits-of-Highly-Effective-People-H0.aspx?SearchTerm=The+7+Habits+of+Highly+Effective+People For me, this was not just another book on my extensive reading list but a guiding philosophy and meditation that changed my … Continue reading Beginning With The End In Mind: The Stephen Covey Legacy

Who is Dolly Madison?

Hint...its' not the snack cake. Remember the story from the war of 1812 where Canadians burnt down the White House and Dolly Madison (James Madison's first last) came running out of the flaming building with a painting of George Washington under her arm? Well, of you are an American then the definitive answer is "no". … Continue reading Who is Dolly Madison?