Tag: Don Shaughnessy

Why, Why Not, And Because


Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono knows about thinking. He believes it should be taught as a subject in schools. A bit of a surprise for some. While you might think that you learn to think in school, it appears that he believes you… Continue Reading “Why, Why Not, And Because”

Medical Power of Attorney


I recently spoke with a client with a view to revising an estate plan.  He had recently been party to an expensive and bitter divorce and the time seemed right to reconsider his long plan.  After examining all of the normal things, credit cards,… Continue Reading “Medical Power of Attorney”

Overview of Risk


Risk comes in two forms and the method of dealing with each is fundamentally different. It is easy to get confused and it is easy to take wrong actions. A simple definition of risk is: “A situation involving exposure to danger, harm or loss.”… Continue Reading “Overview of Risk”

Understand The Challenge


Once upon a time two brave knights sought the hand of the lovely princess. The king was not about to make an arbitrary choice and so required the two to compete. Unfortunately for the knights, the king was a crafty old guy who had… Continue Reading “Understand The Challenge”

On Leadership


Two years ago, my friend John Scollard asked me to attend a church meeting about leadership and I reluctantly agreed. It was to be a 16 week program to assist in the development of leadership skills. The form of the program was a DVD… Continue Reading “On Leadership”

iPhone WTF?


In my little phone plan we have eight iPhone 4’s.  The oldest is 30 months old and the newest a bit over 24 months.  Of the eight, five are currently impaired to one extent or another.  One has a camera that has failed, three… Continue Reading “iPhone WTF?”

The Intermediate Term Is The Killer


The Winklevoss twins came up in conversation recently. As you may recall, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were the Olympian rowers from Harvard who claimed they had the seminal idea for Facebook. They may have been right too. They sued and the trial produced an… Continue Reading “The Intermediate Term Is The Killer”

Quit Quick and Let The Winners Run


In November 1955, William F. Buckley Jr. launched the National Review. At the time, and forever after, it has been a voice that collides with most of the other media voices in society. It represents thought that opposes the popular liberal approach.You can read… Continue Reading “Quit Quick and Let The Winners Run”

Grandpa, What Was That For?


In the mid ’70’s I recall talking at the corner of King and Bay streets in Toronto, to one of my partners in the accounting firm. Pointing at the skyscrapers, I said, “Someday I will come here with a grandchild and they will ask… Continue Reading “Grandpa, What Was That For?”

The Bait In The Trap


I had coffee recently with my friend, Brian MacKenzie.  He was kind enough to comment on an earlier blog to point out that I may be being naive to believe that government can change their ways or even have the ability to cause change. … Continue Reading “The Bait In The Trap”

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