Guest Post: Popular Culture and the Rise of Designer Dogs. Kim Kardashian Pop culture has been defined as “a collection of thoughts, ideas, attitudes, perspectives, images (you name it) preferred by the mainstream population.” It seems we all want to be like someone else. An actor, an athlete, ...
Despite the fact that there’s more capital available to seed-stage startups than perhaps anytime in history, it’s still not easy to raise startup seed capital. Fundraising can be complicated and tricky, particularly for first-time founders who have never had much exposure to the process before.Doing all of the above outside of a traditional startup community like Silicon Valley — and, instead, in a place like Cleveland, Louisville, Chattanooga, o...
For my veterinary friends, Dr. Marty Becker and I are presenting a free practice roundtable discussion and lunch on Saturday May 9 in Newport Beach, CA, to show you how to ease fear in your clients and grow your bottom line. Come join us if you are in the area
I think most of my veterinary colleagues know I’ve been on a “mission from Dog” to spread the Fear Free® message to our profession. That’s mostly been about the fear the pet experiences, but they’re not the only ones fighting fear. Their owners are, and so are we, their veterinarians. That’s because our clients want …
In five words, that's one secret to delight. When you do the work that others can't possibly imagine doing, you set yourself apart. Seeking out the things that are more trouble than most people think they're worth is a powerful...
Ever wondered which dog is best? This fantastic analysis from the Information is Beautiful blog pairs a simple but interesting method with some great data viz. So much packed into so little space - well done!Method: scores dog breeds using intelligence + longevity + ailments + costs - grooming - appetite, then plots them on a 2x2 (empirical score vs actual popularity) to identify breeds that are undervalued. Underlying data set is also worth a lo...
CEO & Co-Founder of Embrace Pet Insurance, entrepreneur with a coffee and pet addiction
Grew up in the UK and emigrated age 16 to Canada with my family. Math geek, turned actuary, turned pet insurance geek. Co-founded Embrace Pet Insurance with Alex Krooglik after being part of the MBA team that won the Wharton Business Plan Competition in 2003. The rest is history...
First pet insurance actuary in the US, been kissed by Arnold, blogger since 2001
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
MBA Strategic & Entrepreneurship Management, 2001 - 2003
University of Western Ontario
BSc, 1984 - 1989
Kincardine & District High School
1982 - 1984
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