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Danny Wood
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Something all-too easy to forget
 
"If you spend your life only learning from survivors, buying books about successful people and poring over the history of companies that shook the planet, your knowledge of the world will be strongly biased and enormously incomplete."

+David McRaney has this and LOTS more to say about Survivorship Bias. Start with his blog post, move on to his book, and become less incomplete.
The Misconception: You should focus on the successful if you wish to become successful. The Truth: When failure becomes invisible, the difference between failure and success may also become invisib...
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Well written article that strengthens my argument against the use of statistics in journalism. Something many of us (including myself) are guilty of: don't use science to prove a point unless you're certain that you understand said science

..this being said, Belichick, you're still a cheater. Ignorantia juris non excusat
The truth behind football’s latest “controversy” and what it tells us about ourselves.
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Before declaring that declining iPad sales mean the product is dying, Wall Street should read a little more into one of Jony Ive's biggest inspirations, Dieter Rams.

"Good design is long lasting"

Point well-made by +Mark Wilson
Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?
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An excellent response to +Maclean's Magazine's sensationalist journalism from David Wheeler in the form of an interview

Is racism a problem in #Winnipeg ? Yes

More importantly though, was the issue distorted in the name of getting a shocking cover story that might sell a few extra magazines? Absolutely
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My advice: rethink your Sales team.

What role are they really fulfilling within your organization?
I’ve never liked the concept of a “sales-driven organization”. When someone describes a company as being sales-driven, I…
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Sounds familiar Danny. I like the way you are rethinking this :)
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The one thing about +MailChimp's #UserExperience  that's a little broken is the connection between users and accounts. Whereas I appreciate that this functionality exists, there's a little bit of a grey area where a user can exist, but not be attached to any accounts, and therefore just be floating in the ether. Trying to login to a user that has just deleted its last account prompts a request to create a new account, which then redirects back to the login screen, and infinite loop.

Potential solution: after that request to create a new account, redirect the user to the same screen they land on after clicking through on the initial email confirmation (i.e. where an account is essentially setup)
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CloudFlare today announced a new initiative meant to prevent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against sites devoted to independent journalism, political dissent, or art. The effort is c...
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Heh, I gave the +MailChimp too many high-fives

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CEN Biotech case is not a matter for Health Canada to respond to directly. This goes into breaking the rules of being a publicly traded company. 

Chaaban's comparison of an imaginary PR representative to a brand icon such as "Mr. Clean" is ridiculous

Correct course of events: Ontario Securities Commission investigation followed Then by reconsideration by Health Canada
Latest revelation about CEN Biotech raises questions about Health Canada’s oversight of this new sector – expected to grow into a multibillion-dollar industry
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Damn, if this gains any traction, +Instagram are gonna be pissed
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The biggest problem with +Macleans Magazine's article is that it takes something that is a national issue and turns it into #Winnipeg 's.

This was an opportunity to position an issue that is all of ours and bring it to the forefront, but instead now it's easy to say "wow I'm glad I don't live there" and forget about it.

Good on +Brian Bowman for immediately answering for what is a nation's failing, not just his city's.

Shame on those in federal government who have let us down by choosing to ignore one of the most poignant problems facing our country. 
How the death of Tina Fontaine has finally forced it to face its festering race problem.
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Software Product Development, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media
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  • Strutta
    Lead, Product & Marketing, 2014 - present
  • Strutta
    Online Marketing Manager, 2013 - 2014
  • Metric Marketing
    Creative Strategist, 2011 - 2013
  • AIESEC Canada
    VP Communication, 2008 - 2009
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Strutta-n. User Experience & breakfast enthusiast. Winnipeg Jets fan
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12-1 record as goaltender in North Shore bantam roller hockey, '03 season
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Communication, 2004 - 2011
    Concentration in Technology and Society; also studied Informatics and Business Administration
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