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Justin Reist
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Hot damn this is good looking. Way more of a traditional watch than Pebble, and looks like it even has a more natural approach to wearable tech.
 
What do you think of Motorola's Moto 360?
Motorola's decision to go round instantly makes the Moto 360 smart watch an object of desire for at least one watch nerd.
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Definitely. Also a big fan of their focus on being able to access info at a glance like a regular watch.
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Some really great advice from our recruiting team at +Shopify 

Universities and colleges are 10 years behind the curve. They’ll teach you how to apply to large enterprise corporations with recruiting policies written in the 90s. You don’t want to work for those corporations. You don’t want to work in a cubicle farm. You’re young and exciting. You want to work for young, exciting companies. 
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Prepping a training session on sales, this really struck a chord:

"You own the whole process: you’re going to find a pain, and build the solution. Doing this work, from start to finish, gives you the confidence to say: “People really need this; I need to tell them about it.”

It sucks feeling sleazy, but if you really own what you're selling and it's meeting a real need, it doesn't have to feel that way. That said, if you're selling something you have a stake in, you're pretty lucky.
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yes, it is a dirty word.
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User Onboarding is a really cool site. Shows step by step breakdowns of onboarding from various sites, from Buffer to Basecamp.
All teardowns. How Basecamp Onboards New Users Basecamp · How Buffer Onboards New Users Buffer · How GetResponse Onboards New Users GetResponse · How InVision Onboards New Users InVision · How LessAccounting Onboards New Users LessAccounting · How Netflix Onboards New Users ...
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New Against Me! 
Hear the group's first album since singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) came out as a woman.
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“You earn your job not by knowing what to do. You earn your job by making great decisions when you don’t know what to do.”
Everyone on my team of executives has earned their right to be there by consistent stellar performance and a hunger to become better a tiny bit every day. Yet, even the individuals sometimes have their doubts about their performance. Recently I... | Tobi Lütke | Shopify Founder and CEO, Rails Core alumni, author of ActiveMerchant, Delayed::Job, Liquid
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I love this idea - People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.

No one's going to care how you do something if they don't know why you do it.  Look at Basecamp's tagline - 'Last year alone, Basecamp helped over 285,000 companies finish more than 2,000,000 projects." Right away you know why they do it - to help companies finish products.

It applies to companies, products, even people and political parties. If there's no "why", it's likely going to fall flat.
How asking “Why?” builds better products
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Stories like this are really a testament to how great +Shopify  is as a platform. 

"When Friday rolled around we sat with Victoria and her team and showed them the site. We knew they would be happy with the work, the site looked almost identical and suddenly had new features, but they were more surprised. How did we build a site in one week that took us several months to build initially?"

In a week, Jaxon Home was able to re-establish their online store on Shopify after losing everything on Magento. Not only did they get it back up and running quickly, but they even got new functionality that had required a dedicated developer before.

Good software should make people's lives better. It's amazing to see Shopify doing this every day, and a massive win for everyone who's been involved in developing it.
If you are a regular visitor to Jaxon Home you may have noticed the site was down for about a week in February. It all started on a friday evening. I won't go i
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This article really goes to show why Steve Paikin is one of Canada's best journalists, and the face of integrity. So much respect for being this transparent and honest.
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Great transparency from the folks at +Buffer. Support teams everywhere, take note!
 
The December Happiness Report at Buffer: New Focus on Monthly goals and 2013 in Review
I just hit send on the following email to the Buffer team to give them a glimpse into what the Happiness Team worked on and achieved in December! Hi guys! December was an awesome month of focused efforts on goals, syncing up as a team and individually a lot more, and some personal bests.
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These are unreal - forced perspective shots of +Star Wars action figures and Lego
The Y-wing pilots, where do they get their licences? Really! I mean just look at this, you can't really get in or out of that parking lot in a car with those Y-wings parked like that. It's been like this after the destruction of the second Death Star. Sunday drivers... Yeah, it's a nuisance! To be quite honest there is a commissioned photograph I'm working on and it has proven to be really demanding. I spent the day procrastinating, distancing m...
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Great cover of a great song
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Team Lead
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  • Shopify
    Customer Support Manager, 2013 - 2014
    Leading a front line support team
  • Shopify
    Flex Support, 2012 - 2013
  • Minto Commercial
    Summer Site Attendant, 2011 - 2011
  • Green Party of Ontario
    Candidate, 2010 - 2010
  • LCBO
    CSR, 2009 - 2010
  • Green Party of Canada
    Assistant to the Leader's Aide, 2010 - 2010
  • Shopify
    Technical Support Lead, 2014 - present
    Leading the Tier 2 and Tier 3 technical support teams
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Graduated from Carleton in Political Science and Communications, former member of the Young Greens exec. 

Currently working at Shopify as a Support Team Lead
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  • Carleton University
    Political Science, 2009 - 2013
  • Robert F. Hall CSS
    2005 - 2009
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