Drinking and driving in Maricopa County (which includes Phoenix and surrounding areas) comes with a very unique punishment. My co-founder, Brian, and I were in the area recently for a conference, and learned that the local Sheriff (in most circles, a very unpopular man) created Tent City more than 16 years ago. This is a
In the face of increased competition for jobs, and a decrease in the number of jobs available, many North Americans are fleeing the office or factory for a home based business. While everyone has a different set of circumstances giving them the push for self employment, there are a few common threads weaving them together.
Over a recent family dinner, I had an interesting conversation with my wife’s parents, her grandfather and my two daughters, both of which have their driver’s license but both of which are subject to the graduated licensing system. My daughters grew up knowing that if you drink, you are not to drive. Even in the days
Wine is “King” in Canada. Well, it isn’t yet but it is likely to become King if the current trends continue. Canada is known as a country that loves our beer. The funny video from Tim Hicks called “Stronger Beer” speaks to the differences between the U.S. and Canada but focuses on our love of
We have all had experiences when dealing with companies that are either exceptional, or make you wonder how the business is still in existence. While there certainly is an enormous gap between mediocre companies and exceptional companies, there is typically one common thread across them all. They actually want your feedback. The question is, would
On a recent road trip to Northern Ontario, I was faced with a situation that I had long been worried would happen. With my three children in the back seat of the truck, and the box of the truck completely filled with "travel necessities", we picked up a sharp piece of metal on the highway
I was recently asked to speak at a conference on how to transition from corporate life to entrepreneur. Many Canadians and Americans have a dream of working for themselves, being their own boss and making themselves a lot of money, not working to make others rich. The explosion of businesses across Canada and the U.S.
A recent article in the Huffington Post detailed the traffic congestion in various North American cities. Vancouver was found to be the worst city out of all major cities reviewed. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/06/vancouver-worst-traffic-congestion_n_4228675.html The study goes on to say that the average commuter spends 11.6 days a year on their drive to and from work. This is