Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Lessons from a Goose

Posted by Warren Bergen on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Other Madness 

Lessons from a Goose

When I run, I route my path past a small lake as it is the most scenic option. Today, it hovered just around the freezing mark and as I passed the lake I noticed a Canada Goose standing on the ice of what was the middle of the lake. I wore shorts, a long-sleeved shirt and a hat to keep the chill off. After skipping past the John Mayer song on my iPod, I looked back and the goose had taken flight…towards me. Landing just behind me he started running, then shouting.


 

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Alberta's tech sector has come a long way

Posted by Warren Bergen on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Business 

Apr. 20, 2013/ Troy Media/ – The tech community in Alberta is like a playground.

While the word playground immediately triggers visions of happiness and fun in a sun-kissed Norman Rockwell world, this picture is not reflective of Alberta’s tech community, at least not entirely.

Ours is a playground with a few nice rides but lots of unfinished areas and zones with equipment that get put up and then taken down again. Some kids look quizzically upon two identical pieces of equipment erected si...


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As an entrepreneur, know when to call it quits

Posted by Warren Bergen on Sunday, April 7, 2013, In : Business 

Jody Sherman founded several companies. Some got bought out for modest success and others failed. Ecomom was his last startup. Management and staff tried hard but Ecomom didn’t work and it burned.

When Sherman saw no hope for Ecomom, he saw no hope for himself so he ended his own life.

But there is more to the story, as told in a rivetingBusiness Insider article entitled The Story Of A Failed Startup And A Founder Driven To Suicide. It’s lengthy but you won’t stop reading once you’ve st...


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