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Protecting Yourself From Hackers

Protecting Yourself From Hackers

With so much of our lives spent online and our personal information used everywhere we have an account, getting hacked can be a catastrophic and costly experience for anyone. Not only is there the inconvenience of losing access to your social-media accounts, contacts, email, photos or other data, your accounts can be used by others to commit crimes or do other ghastly things online and have it look like you. Your personal or professional...

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Turntable Woes

Turntable Woes

“Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong” ~ Donald Porter “Every contact we have with a customer influences whether or not they’ll come back. We have to be great every time or we’ll lose them” ~ Kevin Stirtz   A few weeks back I posted on Facebook something about having a bad day and that for the first time in maybe more than a decade I called someone an...

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Squamish Politics – Round Two

Squamish Politics – Round Two

“It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.” (Albert Einstein)   “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” (Ghandi)  “We do not act rightly because we have virture or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly” (Aristotle)   Here we are facing another municipal election in Squamish and once again there...

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Social Media, Education & Changing the World

Social Media, Education & Changing the World

  “When we change the way we communicate, we change society” (Clay Shirky) “Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans. We can get frank recommendations from other humans instead of from faceless companies.” (Francois Gossieaux)   Clay Shirky said it best with the title of his book Here Comes Everybody. In the book, Shirky outlines the mass...

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How NOT To Use Social Media – Cliffside Pub Squamish, BC

How NOT To Use Social Media – Cliffside Pub Squamish, BC

“Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It’s the hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” (Potter Stewart) “All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of...

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On-Line Transpersonal Psychology Programs

On-Line Transpersonal Psychology Programs

“If we reach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow” (John Dewey) “It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools. These are the key responsibilities of all educational leaders“. (Marion Ginapolis)   Last weekend I finished the first year of my...

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