Tag: fine tune

EP14 – What do Denny’s, Sandman Hotels and The NHL’s Dallas Stars have in common?

Every once in a while I come across  an organization that I had no idea existed, you know, we’ve all had that experience where we’re looking up a stock symbol, we’re watching a financial news show, we find out one of our friends or colleagues or neighbors work somewhere. We ask them what they do, […]

EP10 – Transitioning from a shopping cart to a shopping cart

Listen on Apple PodcastsListen on SpotifyListen on Castbox If you are in Canada then you have probably used a Loblaw’s shopping cart, spending a good portion of your grocery, drug and other living expenses at one of their owned, operated or franchised stores. Loblaw Companies Limited is the largest Canadian food retailer operating under 22 different brand banners […]

EP8 – Will we ever step foot in a gym again?

A recent poll posted to 2,200 Americans by Statistica asked one simple question to try and see the impact of the coronavirus on consumer sentiment about going back to the gym. The results weren’t all that surprising. 69% of respondents said they were much less likely to go to the gym and a combined 75% […]

EP7 – Think Global and Watch for Opportunities with Michael Tamblyn, CEO Rakuten Kobo

It was 1999 and I was early in my career, VERY early in my career. I had started as a product manager at a “stealthy startup” and found myself working for a really smart and charismatic individual, Michael Tamblyn. Michael was in charge of product and I was there to learn. Flash forward a decade […]

EP6 – The power of the LinkedIn platform

I consider myself a “power user” on the LinkedIn platform, having had my profile used in sales pitches by LinkedIn sales representatives over the years. I love the platform, it’s power and it’s ability to maintain my professional identity. I have used it to get jobs, make meaningful and valuable connections, to help others in […]