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Don’t disappoint with bad communication.

Last summer, I had to hire the services of an engineer to help design our front porch. This was a critical step in passing our inspection and completing a project that we had started with our neighbours. Our neighbour took the initiative and began discussions with the engineer. However, weeks soon turned to months. The […]

Microsoft Bookings: An honest review

Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings Overview Microsoft Bookings is part of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem (formerly Office 365/Microsoft Office) is Microsoft’s appointment booking and scheduling tool. The application was created with the vision of helping users better manage their time, and to integrate scheduling with other Microsoft resources such as Outlook and Teams. An important point to note […]

Professional success, failure, and LinkedIn

Professional success, happiness and Linkedin

Disclaimer: This article contains a link to a book listed on Amazon. Impact Origin is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. If my intuition is right, the above poll should indicate […]

LinkedIn’s uninspiring top Canadian workplaces list

Linkedin Top Companies Canada list

07/05/2021 UPDATE: We received an explanation of the methodology used to create this list by representatives for LinkedIn. They reached out to us after the publication of this opinion editorial. You can read it here. LinkedIn’s third and latest Top 25 list entitled “Top Companies 2021: The 25 best workplaces to grow your career in […]

Microsoft 365: A 6-month experience review

I made the switch to Microsoft’s ecosystem almost 5 months ago (Microsoft Office 365: Business Basics for 1 month and Business Standard for the next 4 months) after experimenting with Google, Zoho and a combination of stand-alone applications. I should note that although I haven’t used all Microsoft 365 features extensively, I feel I have […]

DUCA business banking: an unbiased review

Almost a month ago, I applied for a DUCA business banking account: a no-fee ‘Start Me Up’ business bank account. The onboarding process was easy and unbelievably efficient. Fast forward to today, I find myself on the phone again, calling BMO to book an appointment. So, what went wrong – or right? My frustration with […]

An Introduction to Risk and the Growth Mindset

Thursday, April 16th 2020 Webinar details For Professionals and Small Businesses It is no secret that with greater risk comes greater reward. But why is that? What is risk and why is it an important component of strategy? What is a risk mindset? How does it relate to a growth mindset? How can businesses and […]

Designing with Empathy: Understand your customers

Saturday, April 11th 2020 Webinar details How to better understand the humans behind your customers. Too often, customers do something that we struggle to understand. Why did they not end up buying our product? Why did they request a refund? Why do we never hear from them after they sign up? We’ll walk through how […]

Content Marketing for busy professionals

Thursday, January 16th 2020 Webinar details This webinar explores how content (original or shared) is key to personal branding in 2020 and beyond. It will cover practical steps to start creating and sharing content that attracts – even if you are a busy tech professional or entrepreneur. About the Presenter NINA GRENNINGLOH REYES (M.A.) is […]

Cryptocurrencies amongst asset class hardest hit on Black Monday

GLOBAL – Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies took a hard hit today, wiping as much as $26 billion off the crypto market within 24 hours. This is despite the steady increase in value the virtual assets market had been enjoying over the last several months. The plunge was part of a significant downturn in Global Stock […]

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