Minister Announcement

October 29, 2016 — Leave a comment

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It’s not everyday that one gets to participate in a formal innovation announcement by a federal cabinet minister. On Friday, on behalf of my company RallyEngine, members of our team and I had the pleasure of shaking hands with the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement. She was in Calgary to announce the Government of Canada’s investment in four made-in-Canada innovations, including us. The media release is here.

Rule 33

September 24, 2016 — Leave a comment

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At a RallyEngine team meeting the other day I was reminded of something I posted over 11 years ago at my Creative Generalist blog. It was a post about the essential ingredients of teamwork – true teamwork – called Rule 33. It seems to have endured the test of time, and I still subscribe to this particular rule. I post it again here:

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It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.

Mark Twain

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Hey Now

January 28, 2016 — Leave a comment

Alberta Hyerloop

Not only does “Alberta need a transportation solution,” for all of the reasons John Stewart pointed out in his excellent editorial (Red Deer Advocate – December 29, 2015), it also needs an energy solution (apply its O&G expertise more broadly), an economy solution (put its skilled people back to work), and a reputation solution (be seen as a real innovator).

So here’s an idea – maybe a bit out there but certainly less dumb than thinking adding highway lanes is a fix or hoping politicians will finally embrace the price tag and time horizon of high-speed rail.

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