Asking Them Anything

Reddit’s Success | Starting as a value offering for the increasing segment of browsing internet users to find new interesting content, Reddit’s success is largely driven by its approach to bringing the masses together on niche subjects. Whether you’re a Doctor Who diehard, or a fan of cat pictures, Reddit provides an infrastructure for the average internet Joe to create a community | Read more

High School Game Development

Starting Early | I personally typed my first line of HTML code when I was 12 years old at a workshop during a co-curricular day. I set the body background to a navy blue, and centered a big picture of Harry Potter right in the middle of the screen. This was the start of my Harry Potter fan page, and | Read more

Launching the Minerva Project

Education Dot Com | The internet changed everything. Amazon replaced shopping malls. Ebay replaced auctions. iTunes replaced the record store. But can the Minerva Project possible replace the conventional university. Probably not, but it can sure try to provide an alternative. Ben Nelson, a once CEO of the Snapfish photo service, is bringing his belief in technological innovation’s break-though development | Read more

Dancing, Drinks & Dinosaurs

Party at the ROM | If you’ve ever been on Toronto’s Red Rocket, you know where our Royal Ontario Museum is. It’s that super elaborate stop with Pharaohs and totem poles for support beams. It’s that station that any good tour guide with complain about what that money could have bought. But, I’ll give the ROM this one – they know how to throw a | Read more

Good Eats: Fresh on Bloor

No Meat, No Problem | As a rule, I’m pretty keen on meat. I was raised on hardy beef and pork, and don’t really understand why a meal would forgo the best part. I understand the moral argument of many vegetarians, animals have feelings too, however, I’m too comfortable in my Darwinian beliefs that as the bigger animal I get | Read more

Fuko-What? | Fukubukuro is a traditional Japanese New Year’s Day custom where merchants empty out old inventory by grouping unknown random content in grab grab bags and sell them off at a discount. In Japan, this tradition allows vendors to deal with superstitions that one should start the new year off clean. Once the grab bags are purchased, customers group together a | Read more

Frank & Oak’s Subscription Style

Birth of a E-Retailer | Ethan Song and Hicham Natrani developed a brand called Modasuite in Montreal specializing in bespoke men’s clothing. The following was great, but scaling a Harry Pendel business model isn’t so easy outside of Panama. Thus, the same precision and style was invested into developing a wider reaching brand: Frank and Oak. The mission was simply to build | Read more

Marketing the Moustache

Seventies Rebirth | In 2003, Adam Garone sat around with his brothers and friends in Melbourne, Australia chatting about the fashion that marked the disco era. After a few beers the question of the moustache was asked, why had it not caught back on. And with that thought, Garone and friends pledged to turn November in Movember. Along with a couple | Read more

The Inaugural Post

The First Word | The is my first blog post. There’s no need to wrap it up in smooth sounding dialogue. I’ve just taken the first step towards bringing the constant conversation I have offline, to some nook in some closet somewhere in the the online world. I have no real expectations around how I’ll resonate as a writer, nor on | Read more