With possible dark clouds arriving on the employment front in the latter part of 2022, I thought I'd spread a little sunshine for the MarCom teeth-grinders, insomniacs and chicken littles, starting to look upward to see if the sky is falling.
So, in the early days of the pandemic, I got laid off. The company I worked for went under and offered me the barest of severance packages - three weeks' pay.
My initial shock vacillated from shame to anger to cold-hard fear: How would I support my famil...
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Foiled by the perils of auto-correct, you break out in full-on panic sweat amid a failed, keyboard-mashing attempt to recall the email you just sent to an important potential client, wherein you conclude with "I look forward to sleeping with you." Panic-stricken, you don't realize you've hit the all caps ...
I wrote & edited each article within this issue, including the issue's cover article and additional long-form feature pieces.
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Each week you will receive a list of activity suggestions for your child inspired by themes such as dance, sports, nature or crafts.
Educational strategist and author Jane Kristoffy offers advice for parents on how to respond to your child's progress amid the pandemic.
Many kids have transitioned back to in-class school. Here's what parents can expect and how to prepare for it.
Humans For AI may sound like a band of well-doers in a sci-fi movie, crusading on behalf of enslaved robots. In fact, it’s an organization that exists in the here and now, and it’s not the robots they’re lobbying for, it’s us.
A notable 2013 study from the University of Oxford revealed that 47% of Americans were at risk of losing their jobs due to advancements in computerized automation; that’s a scary number, and even more alarming that the bulk of these job losses will increasingly occur in...
Last week we focused on some great indoor activities for you and your kids. Yet, as the excitement of the holidays recedes, we’ll hazard a guess you’re all feeling a little borderline batty,
So it’s time to get outside, Backyard Camp families (while adhering to COVID-19 protocols of course)! With that, look no further than these hand-picked activities we’ve selected here to wash away the winter crazies.
This Week’s Activities:
Family Winter Nature Walk
Find a trail tha...
Strategy, Product Design, Development
Truckker, an elegant digital platform solution that Ready Set Go created for the trucking staffing industry, matches pre-vetted commercial drivers with job postings from a range of freight carriers. Ready Set Go also developed and launched Workker, based on the same premise, yet for industrial companies seeking general qualified staff for a range of job functions.
How The Two Platforms Work:
A typical job site like I...
Business profile of a popular Toronto cafe & eatery. All photos are mine.
As a father of 3, technology executive and faculty at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Mark Silver already wears many hats. So it may seem surprising that Silver decided to don another by co-founding a camp program for kids. For Silver, though, his decision hinged more on necessity than choice.
When the Coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, Silver anticipated that the activities his kids looked forward to this summer would be cancelled. That's when Mark and his sister-in-law,...
I wrote and edited this copywriting project, promoting United Medical Academy's (Florida Based) educational services on behalf of Assembly Agency (Marketing Agency, Toronto office.).
By Dave Carpenter
“We are summoning the Demon,” warned Elon Musk in a Vanity Fair piece last spring, when describing what’s in store for humanity should artificial intelligence’s evolution go unchecked.
As Founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Musk resides in rarified air among Silicon Valley’s most successful visionaries. Elon Musk also has a penchant for flame throwers and catapulting luxury cars into space. Suffice to say, Mr. Musk has a flair for the dramatics.
Indeed, AI’s current state an...
Client: Blue J Legal
Expertise: Product Strategy, Product Design, Development"
With an office on the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, tech-company Blue J Legal works with clients that include tax and employment law firms, accounting firms and HR professionals.
One of Blue J Legal’s better-known software solutions allows their clients to compare legal cases with hundreds, if not thousands, of similar real-world cases to predict their likely outcome in court within a 90-to-95 per cent degree of accuracy....
An accomplished military major and triathlete, Maj Lesley Quinlan takes on her most challenging operation to date as the Canada Army Run’s newest race director.
“No Ordinary Race.” That’s the slogan for the Canada Army Run. Fittingly, Lesley Quinlan, the event’s newly-minted race director, is no ordinary woman.
Quinlan, a 41-year-old major in the Canadian Armed Forces, has had an accomplished athletic career in the military, including 2018 when she was named as the Military Personnel Command ...