The 12 core values our family lives by

What does your family value? Can you clearly articulate it? If not, it’ll be hard to build towards. Several years ago we wrote a set of family values we regularly reflect on and strive to live by. Much like our kids’ school character assemblies, each month we recognize a value we see in each family…

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Our Family Manifesto

It’s taken us several years, and multiple iterations, but we’ve finally nailed down our family manifesto. It’s drawn from our Family Values and took more time than I anticipated to wrestle and debate through. It now overlooks the entrance of our home, designed and printed on a 4×5 foot PVC board, declaring back to us what our…

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Lean Agile Family

Photo by Mike Scheid on Unsplash What’s it like to build intentionality into your family? Back in 2011 when I was knee deep in startup mode, I read Eric Ries’ Lean Startup book and began incorporating some of the principles into our family rhythms. The core concept from a business perspective is that in a world…

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Feedback that’s never left me

Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash A few thoughts on some feedback that’s never left me and how you might be able to give better feedback. Genuine feedback may be the most powerful tool missing in our world today. Feedback is a critical part of the magic that makes Seth Godin’s altMBA program work, and when…

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What does your home say about you?

“Long exposure photograph of the star trails above the silhouette of a house.” by Samuele Errico Piccarini on Unsplash If you were to drop by our home in the north end of Toronto, here are some snapshots of what you’d see. An unkempt lawn. There are weeds. It drives my other half a bit crazy. I…

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