Cat Hair Spaghetti & Meatballs

In this episode I talk about how to come up with a name for your business, some things I’ve been working on, and talk about the worst name for a business I have ever encountered (in my humble opinion). Very sorry if that was your business, but I’d want someone to tell me if I had a business and the name sucked!

CFW Airlines to Control Tower: Requesting permission to comment?

In episode 8 I talk a bit more about the types of responsibilities the various levels of government usually have, which is something I started out with in episode 5 but quickly got off track from that. I also try to carefully navigate the divisive debate locally on whether or not “they” should build a new airport in Inverness (unbeknownst to me at the time a decision of sorts was about to be revealed). Hopefully I don’t crash and burn with this one!

No Coffee For You!

In this ep, lucky number 7, I talk about authenticity. A few episodes back I spoke about how sometimes we are great, and not-so-great, at marketing, here in Cape Breton. But most often what people want is an authentic experience with real people, not flashy signage leading to plastic-wrapped gadgets with a Cape Breton Island logo that was ‘Made in China’. And I get impatient in traffic. Cheers!

Is he the Government?

What is this, episode 5? Ok, sure. Either way, in this ep I was driving to Moncton so I had close to four hours in the car in order to get out some thoughts on something that has been wanting to explode out for many years: how the government works. It’s really a lot simpler than you might think. At least, I hope that’s what I convey here. It’s a bit longer than usual, and truthfully, only touching on the subject, but I’d love to hear what you think. Use the contact form on the website, communityfromwithin.com to send me a note. (Also, I do pick up on some things I missed in a later ep)

 

 

Monkey Business

In this episode I finally get around to talking about Monkey Business, the week-long summer camp I attended in 1991 where I was bitten by the bug of entrepreneurship and began I lifelong love affair with innovative marketing and business ideas. I almost named this podcast “the Monkey Business Podcast” and even designed a logo and everything.

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Episode 3 – Toe Socks are Awesome!

In this episode I reflect on a huge pet peeve of mine, something I really, really love, and then I dive into my own personal struggles with alcohol, and how that affect my ability to get things done. I also try to relate alcoholism to community development, because that’s the whole point of the podcast, right?

Episode 2 – Shameful Acts

Are we helping the world by picking up the useful things people leave out for garbage collection, or are we littering our yards to the point where visitors won’t want to come back? In this episode I think about my redneck tendency to collect pieces for projects and how this possibly wonderful resourcefulness should make me feel, and how unsightly premises affect a community. [audio