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

August 2012 Entries

Leadership Tip–Vent Up!

Leadership is difficult, for many reasons. One of those reasons is that we not only need to keep ourselves motivated when difficult or challenging times come, but we also need to motivate our teams and keep them focussed on the tasks at hand regardless of the mortars being rained down around them. Inexperienced (and experienced) leaders can fall into the “me-too” mentality – that is, the leader sees themselves as part of the team member instead of the leader of the team. Once a leader changes the ......

My Startup Weekend Winnipeg Experience!

I finally have some time to blog about my experience two weekends ago at the Winnipeg Startup Weekend event. The idea of Startup Weekend is simple: bring together bright people who are interested/passionate about entrepreneurship, stick them in a conference room for a weekend, and review the results. Friday Friday night people come together to meet each other, socialize a bit, and then get to the pitches. Anyone can pitch an idea and it can be anything, but you only have 60 seconds to do it. Ours ......

Book Review–Cold Hard Truth by Kevin O’Leary

It was only a matter of time before the success of Dragon’s Den would produce a series of books penned by the Dragon’s themselves. First out of the gate was Robert Herjavec with Driven, then there was Persuasion by Arlene Dickinson. But ah, here we have it – Mr. Wonderful himself, Kevin O’Leary, putting pen to paper and sharing with the world his story and his views on business and money. While Robert and Arlene’s both had the aura of approachability and sensitivity that they show in the Den, Kevin’s ......

Skype Browser Plug-In Breaks Excel Copy/Paste

Tonight I was working in Excel when I noticed I wasn’t able to copy/paste as usual. Normally, you can copy from one cell, select a range of sells, and Ctrl-V to paste the original value into the selected range. That was broken, I couldn’t do it. I had to paste individually into every cell. Odd. So I hit the internet. In a nutshell (and no, I have no explanation for this), you have to disable the Skype “Click to Call” browser plug-in *in all of your browsers that have it* to re-enable proper copy/paste ......