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The cardio training is going fine, one run a week  in Cambell Valley park, seems to do the trick. The upper body is being shaped now by a boot-camp at the Langley Events center. During the boot camp you soon realize we still have a long way to go.Especially the stomach muscles. The problem with those stomach muscles is that…read more →

Langley CA Firm – A Great Resource

Langley CA Firm – A Great Resource

My friend Harvey Knotts of Gilmour Knotts Charted Accountants has a terrific newsletter that I receive frequently. I highly recommend it for regular tips and information that will keep your startup sharp financially. Check it out here http://www.gilmour.ca/index.php?page=newsletter

Why Canadian Innovation tops China in High Tech Start Ups

Here’s an article about why Canada is still ahead of China in innovation, but in my view we shouldn’t get complacent either. Check out this interesting article by VP Entrepreneur http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/26/why-china-doesnt-innovate/

New stuff to learn every day and every week

New stuff to learn every day and every week

BDC did get a bunch of extra financing, so they can support new technology, another 50 million. I want to start applying for couple of my customers. Not that hard to get, from 50k up to 500k. Biggest obstacle right now, is to get financial statements from accountants. The accountants are slammed with tax work, and have moved some files…read more →

Mt. Baker – training update

Mt. Baker – training update

I’m getting ready for Mount Baker. How do you get ready for Mount Baker? What kind of shape do you need to be in to be able to summit? I’ve started running 5k three times a week. By the end of April I need to be able to run a 10k two times in the week. Then in May I’ll…read more →

Intellectual Property in the Idea Stage

Intellectual Property in the Idea Stage

You cannot protect your idea from being stolen. The idea is just an idea. Still create NDA’s and have people sign and see if you can enforce it later anyway.  It is all about the execution of the idea. So keep the idea to yourself or a small group of trusted people and execute on the idea. The execution can…read more →

Does Every Start Up Need to ‘Cross the Chasm’?

Does Every Start Up Need to ‘Cross the Chasm’?

I suggest that every startup company needs to have read the book ‘Crossing the Chasm’ by Geoffrey A. Moore. Although the book is now 20 years old it’s as valid today as it was when it was written. I found a very interesting article at http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/rethinking_crossing_the_chasm.php that talks about the relevancy of ‘Crossing the Chasm’ and even includes a comment by the author….read more →

Mt. Baker – training has begun

Mt. Baker – training has begun

How do you climb a mountain like Mount Baker? I jumped on the internet and looked for guides that could take me to the top. After reading info on the websites, I will probably go with Mountain Madness as the outfitter. Now the question is, who can I trap in the net to go with me? I started talking to…read more →

Mt. Baker – starting out

Mt. Baker – starting out

In March I was challenged to get myself in shape again. Although I consider myself relatively fit, it is nothing compared what I should be. So I challenged myself. This summer I am going to climb Mount Baker. To be able to climb a 10,000 ft mountain covered with a couple glaciers you need to be in good shape. Preferably…read more →