RESOLVED “Method ‘method-name’ not found [404]” in Meteor

Playing around in Meteor again as I had an idea for a simple web app to build. As a Meteor-novice, I am using the simple-todos tutorial (using Blaze) as an example of how to build a working app. Tonight, I encountered this error when I tried to call a Meteor method: Error invoking Method 'assets.insert' … Continue reading RESOLVED “Method ‘method-name’ not found [404]” in Meteor

Robot-proof: Higher Education in the Age of Intelligence

Cover for Robot-proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Joseph E. Aoun Technology forever marches forward. In the 21st century, the speed of advancement seems to constantly increase. We live in a world where cars can drive themselves and customers are purchasing goods and services using digital currency not backed by any government. Companies have been making significant alterations their business models in … Continue reading Robot-proof: Higher Education in the Age of Intelligence

Developing Leadership Character

Cover for Robot-proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Mary Crossan, Gerard Seijts, and Jeffrey Gandz In¬†Developing Leadership Character, the authors outline the eleven dimensions of leadership character. Each dimension consists of several elements which describe more elementary qualities of each dimension. The dimensions and elements are: Drive (passionate, vigorous, results-oriented, demonstrates initiative, strives for excellence) Collaboration (cooperative, collegial, open-minded, flexible, interconnected) Humanity (considerate, … Continue reading Developing Leadership Character

Calgary should not view the 2026 Olympics as a profit-generator

Canada Olympic Park in the Summer of 2005

Ward 9 Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra posted a video on his website on March 28, 2018 regarding the status of Calgary's proposed bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. I respect the councillor for speaking candidly to citizens about his opinions regarding this matter. In his brief message, he states that "a basic requirement of hosting … Continue reading Calgary should not view the 2026 Olympics as a profit-generator

Thoughts on whether a public university can think and act like an entrepreneur

Photos of the University Campus in the summer. June 2010.

Dr. Elizabeth Cannon, president of the University of Calgary, participated in a webinar on Friday, March 23 on the topic of whether a public university can think and act like an entrepreneur. Dr. Cannon presented her thoughts on how a university can act in an entrepreneurial manner, and how prestigious institutions like the¬†University of Waterloo … Continue reading Thoughts on whether a public university can think and act like an entrepreneur

3 Perspectives for Startup Valuation

The ultimate goal for just about every startup is to be acquired. A successful exit justifies the eighty hour work weeks, tense product launches, and financial sacrifices made by the startup team. Of course, acquisitions involve a number of steps that end with a signed deal. However these only represent the final sequence of events. … Continue reading 3 Perspectives for Startup Valuation

Enable logging in WordPress and PHP for Apache on Debian/Ubuntu

I was working on my custom theme for this blog and was running into an issue involving the Jetpack plugin for WordPress. After spending a couple of hours tinkering around, I determined that the cause appears to be related to Scotch Box (no issues when executing the same steps using VCCW). I opened an issue … Continue reading Enable logging in WordPress and PHP for Apache on Debian/Ubuntu

Alberta Growth Marketing Symposium

Oli Gardner of Unbounce

Yesterday, I attended the Alberta Growth Marketing Symposium. Organized by Alberta Innovates, the event was a gathering of startups, government innovation agencies, and other members of the startup community to discuss and learn about strategies for sales and marketing that increase revenue. Keynote speakers included Sujan Patel of MailShake, Oli Gardner of Unbounce, Dani Hart … Continue reading Alberta Growth Marketing Symposium

How Reid Hoffman Started LinkedIn

Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn

The other day, my colleague told me of a meeting he had with a first-time entrepreneur/inventor. This person built some new, cool widget that he was completely convinced everyone would buy. All he needed was investor or government dollars to get started. My colleague began suggesting some next steps; talking to customers and learning their … Continue reading How Reid Hoffman Started LinkedIn