Monthly Archives: November 2009

  • Another Amazing Female Singer

    Posted on November 30, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Do It.

    Imogen Heap wowed us at TEDGlobal this past July. Here is one of her songs. Enjoy.

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  • Room to Fail

    Posted on November 29, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Do It.

    I’ve had some very interesting discussions over the last few months about failing. One person, a CEO of a billion dollar company, suggested that maybe our goal shouldn’t be to stop failure, but to make it easy for people to not be afraid of failure and to support people who have failed. Fail often and […]

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  • There’s Another Yellow Car

    Posted on November 29, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Know Where You Are Going.

    If you look for yellow cars all of a sudden it seems like every second car is yellow. The same goes for purple, blue, pink or brown ones. Now that I’m looking for information about hiring, there are resources popping out at me from everywhere. I had lunch with a friend, Shelley Fleckinstein of King’s […]

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  • Hiring

    Posted on November 26, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Develop Strong Teams.

    When hiring, I’m supposed to consider: The new people should have the skills to do the tasks Their strengths should complement what’s already in the company I need to be able to assess their strengths I need them to be able to work on their own I’d like them to be a part of the […]

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  • The End of the Line

    Posted on November 9, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.

    The Future without fish. A very scary documentary about the state of fish world wide. Final conclusion: we’re at the end of the line especially with large species. To help: don’t eat endangered species and eat lower on the ocean food chain like anchovies. I just watched this movie and it got me thinking about […]

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  • Status, Success and Small Business

    Posted on November 6, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.
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  • Accidental Business, I mean, City

    Posted on November 2, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Book Report.

    I read Robert Fulford’s Accidental City: The Transformation of Toronto just before my trip to TO. Originally Toronto was laid out neatly by the army engineers 1793 who set it up as Fort York. As with most cities it’s early growth after that time was organic. Fulford’s tale takes us back to the 1800’s (Toronto […]

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  • Hiring 2 More

    Posted on November 2, 2009 by Frances Schagen in Develop Strong Teams.

    I hired Stella a year ago and it was the best move I made. She’s a very good bookkeeper, has initiative and works hard. The bottom line in my business looks better than ever and I was able to go on a vacation! But Stella had to move across the country. She’s in Vancouver now. […]

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