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Memories, Good Friends and Future Normal

April 30, 2013

By Mike Bossy I was leafing through my personal journal last night. I found an entry I made on April 1, 2011. In the entry I had quoted a great friend of mine, Brian Goossens. He said, "The people...

Fear or Failure?

April 25, 2013

By Emy Brubacher I met with a gentleman yesterday that is closing in on retirement. You would think he would be excited; however his entire career has been in a "back up" job. His greatest regret is...

The Mickey Mouse Club, Legacies and Demographics

April 16, 2013

By Mike Bossy – April 10, 2013 It was a sad moment when I heard that Annette Funicello passed away.  As a farm kid growing up, I never missed Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club.  Miss...

Tax Season, Fishing and Friends

April 12, 2013

By Mike Bossy  It's a Sunday afternoon, halftime of a basketball game, and I'm doing a little reading.  Some great friends of mine, Phil and Jane Esseltine, gave me a book.  It came as...

10 Reasons to Celebrate Your Accountant

April 11, 2013

By Emy Brubacher No one ever really appreciates their accountant, until tax time. Even then, I think they get much less credit then they deserve. Working with an accounting firm, I now realize just...

The Undiscovered Country, Fear and Procrastination

April 5, 2013

By Mike Bossy In the movie “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”, Captain Kirk asks one of his best friends, Dr. McCoy, if he feared the future.  In family business transitions, this is often...

10 Ways to Engage Employees (for employees only)

April 1, 2013

By Emy Brubacher Who really wants to be told what to do? Many of us grumble about being “micromanaged”, “dictated to”, “preached at” and simply “bossed around” but we don’t do much about it. If we...

Rural Ontario, Exports and Opportunities

March 12, 2013

By Mike Bossy - March 7, 2013 I was having lunch with a lawyer friend of mine.  We were both lamenting the fact that it was difficult to attract young professionals back to our community.  ...

Right Time, Right Place Route to Success

March 7, 2013

I was recently reading an article on Seth Godin. In the midst of an age of self-help experts and how to books, Seth avoids trying to provide instant gratification with a “how-to” book on success....

The Wrath of Khan, Two Wise Men, and the Truth

February 27, 2013

By Mike Bossy - February 18, 2013  Today is Family Day. I decided to watch one of my old favourites, “The Wrath of Khan”.  It's a Star Trek classic.  In the movie, Spock sacrifices his...

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