I have a passion for understanding how things work; for seeing the dynamics of a problem or an opportunity, and devising solutions. I get excited about technology, innovation and business, and am always fascinated to meet new people and hear about the totally individual ways they approach their lives and businesses.
I have a particular gift for strategy, and often find I can offer a new direction or insight that is valuable. I am always happy to share these insights freely, as I believe that all the most powerful strategic solutions exist and are inherent within the dynamic of the problem or the opportunity. The solution is of the problem, not of me; therefore I do not own the solution, and also I am confident that I can access as many new solutions as there are new problems. (Those who guard their 'great idea' are fearful that it is their last - and this fear can make it so!)
I have a strong 'geek streak' in me, which is currently being nourished by getting hands-on with our Online Social CRM and Project Management platform, BlueCamroo.
My Strategic Principles
I was going to call this section "my Philosophy", but that maybe sounds a bit mystical. So we'll go for "Strategic Principles". These are the principles by which I live my business life, and in fact my personal life as well:
Do great work.
Choose to trust people.
You might get the idea I am big on trust. You'd be right!:
Choosing to trust people is a recipe for a more optimistic, happier life.
Choosing to trust people makes them more trust-worthy.
The emotional cost of being let down sometimes is far less than the emotional cost of living life suspiciously.
The financial cost of being let down sometimes is far less than the financial cost and loss of momentum that comes from trying to tie up every detail in contracts.
My Business Life
Currently dividing my time as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at BlueCamroo, and Consulting Services Director at BlueCamroo's sister company Voloper Creations Inc in Toronto, Canada.
My Personal Life
Married for 16 years now to Carmel, we have a fabulous son and two spoilt cats.
I am interested in politics and current affairs, but am constantly depressed by the failure of politicians (of all parties and in all countries) to grasp the Law of Unintended Consequences. I believe in the importance of personal responsiblity, and the individual's right to take risks and accept the consequences. I loathe the nanny state, and all those who believe that a slim electoral majority provides the right to oppress those minorites whose views and practices they disagree with.