D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

May 2011 Entries

Good Business Is Built on Relationship, not Commodity/Need

A Parable: A woman walks into a restaurant (a real greasy spoon, burger-and-fries type of place), where she’s greeted by the owner. “Hello, and welcome to my restaurant! What can I get for you today!”, the owner asked. “Well”, says the woman, scanning the menu, “What exactly is the ‘Diet Platter’”? The owner chuckles. “Oh, well that’s our big burger combo, with fries and a milkshake” “Well what’s ‘diet’ about that?!” she blurted out, genuinely annoyed. “Uh…well, there isn’t anything…its a joke! We ......

Failure Is Not and Should Never Be An Option

The Vancouver Canucks have advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs, vanquishing the San Jose Sharks in the process. After the game, Joe Thorton was interviewed. Here’s what he said: Yeah, it stings knowing that we got so close to the Stanley Cup playoffs. But like our coach said to us, we need to just learn from this experience. It’s ok that we didn’t make the next round, we’ll all grow as a team and individuals. Or how about the Pittsburgh Steelers player who, after losing the SuperBowl to Green Bay, ......

Solutioners, Solutioners, Solutioners, Solutioners…

I’m crazy excited about the technology industry right now. We’re seeing evolution happen in real time, and at all levels. From the major platforms, we’re seeing Google’s overall story taking shape, Microsoft playing catch-up but showing with WP7 and Windows 7 that they are very much still a competitor, and Apple continuing to bolster their empire beyond fanboys with their quality technology and innovations. Then there’s the software platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, and others that are ......

Be the Change…

Be the change you want to see in the world. I’ve decided not to publish posts on “Here’s what I’m going to do”, or “Here’s what I intend to do” because intentions are really just ideas, nice thoughts, or idealistic fodder for our psyche’s to chew on while we dredge through the muck and mire of real life. So this post is really more for me…I have an intention and, as I’m finding with everything in life, even professionally you have to be the change you want to see in the world as well. We’ll see if ......