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A Summer Camp For Highschool Entrepreneurs in Regina


Bigideacamp website

Yup, we did it! The first week of August this past Summer we ran “Big Idea Camp 2015” a one day, Amazing race meets Harvard business competition. We had 6 students who formed two teams and competed in 5 different challenges throughout the day. It was nothing short of amazing.

Here’s the Twitter play by play on the day… Remember to follow @BigIdeaCamp on Twitter!

Big idea camp on twitter

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Do You Care About Post Secondary Education? Watch This…


Ivory tower the movie

Ivory Tower is a documentary I recently watched on Netflix and I think you should watch it too. It talks about the ever increasing cost of tuition. Universities can’t balance their budgets and there’s pressure from all sides to do something about it. Government funding is decreasing, student apathy is increasing and at the end of it all some of the critics are asking, do we really need to be charging what we are for a third rate education? 

You can learn from the Ivy League school online for FREE now. No you can’t get the piece of paper along with it but is that really you end goal of school? To have a $60,000 piece of paper?

Watch the documentary, it’s enlightening.


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Why I Think My Sister Is Brilliant


Amy and MeI had an enlightening conversation with my sister the other day. She works for a company in Calgary. She really understands the industry (realizing this after many probing questions of course) she’s worked her way up to a point where she’s quite valuable in the company, and she still doesn’t know how smart she is.

She isn’t lazy, hates being board, and understands that a stressful, hectic, growing company is much better to be working for than a stale, easy to do job, at a company going no where. The way she thinks is simply refreshing. A great person to have on the team. She truly wants to see her company grow and has a pretty good handle on how to go about doing that.

The best part? She doesn’t have a University degree. Nor do I think she needs one, I think she’s brilliant.

School was never her thing, so she couldn’t pay attention in class and learn, just like many kids back in the day and even more so today. She probably would be diagnosed with a mild version of attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). But she’s so intelligent in how she thinks. She understands how actions affect other people, she’s self-aware, and really has the companies best interests in mind.
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Episode #19 – Judging a Newspaper By Its Cover With Dan Nicholls


The "Dan Nicholls"Episode #19 – Judging a Newspaper By Its Cover With Dan Nicholls

I met Dan Nichols when he was working at Squareflo a long time ago, we have a lot in common and think the same about a lot of things so we’ve been great friends ever since.  Dan has since moved to the fine offices of Oh! Media (a division of Phoenix Group Advertising), a website design and development company in Regina, Saskatchewan. 



Episode #16 – How Do You Teach “Business” in High School? Feat. Jordan McFarlen


Episode 16 – How do you Teach “Business” in High School Featuring Jordan McFarlen

Jordan mcfarlenI met Jordan McFarlen in High School, we won a city championship on the same volleyball team.  We still play volleyball together on, arguably the best beach volleyball team in the city, the Volley Lama’s.

Jordan has always been very smart and just a really a fun guy to be around.  Now all grown up, he’s one of the most progressive teachers in the Regina Public School system.  He’s a great guy and an inspiring teacher,  I think he’s going to do something amazing in this world.

You’ll enjoy what he has to say.


A Freakonomics Radio Podcast


Freakonomics PodcastHow Is a Bad Radio Station Like Our Public-School System? (A Freakonomics Podcast Encore)

The Freakonomics Radio Podcast is one of my favorites by far (subscribe here on iTunes).  The show’s about Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner exploring the “hidden side of everything”.  Along the same lines of their two wildly popular books, Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics (I highly recommend reading both).