Small Biz + Startups

I’m Proud to Be A P.Eng.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Insight and Inspiration, Small Biz + Startups | 0 comments

I’m Proud to Be A P.Eng.

I’m very proud of the P. Eng. behind my name. That’s not a surprise for anyone who already knows me… but what many may NOT know is that my engineering interests began to surface at quite a young age. I think if I go back to being a small child, maybe 8 years old, I can identify some ‘early warning signals’, as I like to call them. I grew up with an extraordinary fondness for playing in the rain. We lived out in the country, and I loved digging in mud. There was something so fulfilling about excavating intricate series of canals and tunnels between puddles. I realized...

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Can a Startup be too Lean?

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Continuous Improvement, Insight and Inspiration, Lean, Small Biz + Startups | 1 comment

Can a Startup be too Lean?

After attending the Lean Startup Day at MaRS startup incubator in Toronto last week, I felt tremendously vindicated that my Lean skills are very applicable and useful to the process a startup venture goes through. It helps that I have my own startup Engineer Your Life; tools and support for engineers to find the next best steps in work and life.  *Shameless plug alert!*  So I have been through my own process of defining who my customers are, how I can serve them in a way that is sustainable, practical and benefits them and me. So I’ll begin with full disclosure:  I’m a rookie...

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