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Bitcoin Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Money
A good primer about what Bitcoin is, how it operates as a digital currency, and how to use it.

How to Get the Most Money Selling Your Used Stuff on Amazon … also available at
“… However, there are different ways to sell with Amazon, and some useful tricks that will help you get more money for your stuff when you do post it for sale.”

Insights & Workplace Culture … A Personal Blog by Sash Chua
I had the pleasure of working with Sash in the Fall of 2011, and her blog is a treasure-trove of inspiring & useful posts/articles.

Technobility Webinar Series’s Videos … 1 hour seminars on everything about change

  • Peter de Jager is a speaker/writer/consultant on the issues relating to the Rational Assimilation of the Future.
  • Interthink Consulting is a management consulting firm specializing in strategy, decision making and project management.

10 immutable laws of mistakes
“Mistakes are inevitable. But as Allan Norton explains, certain laws govern how we deal with them, learn from them, conceal them, and even profit from them.”

Want Your Company to Grow? Fire Your Managers!
This advocates a flat organizational structure of empowered teams rather than the traditional corporate hierarchy.

A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings
“ … we have essentially eliminated the presentation. In lieu of that, we ask that materials that would typically have been presented during a meeting be sent out to participants at least 24 hours in advance so people can familiarize themselves with the content. … With the presentation eliminated, the meeting can now be exclusively focused on generating a valuable discourse … and perhaps most importantly, having a meaningful debate.”

The Magic of Being in Monk Mode
“ … There is a time to collaborate together; there is a time to be in monk mode. As Pablo Picasso is credited with saying, 'Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.' ”

Why We Should Rethink the Eight-Hour Workday .. combine this with “Monk Mode”
This is why I really should go back to 1.5 hr. “blocks of work”, with about a half hour break between them.

10 survival tips for non-morning people
“Some people jump out of bed in the morning, hit the ground running, and leave a trail of creative thinking and focused accomplishment in their wake. And then there's the rest of us.”

Greater Toronto Area sites

Free Geek Toronto
Where I volunteer and sometimes work … a lot of the Technical Knowledgebase information came about from what I am doing for them … they also have volunteer opportunities, some training, and a small store.

etone Technologies Inc.
The Toronto area company I currently use for Remanufactured Toner Cartridges … I found them and have purchased from them via

Delta Recycling
Out in Scarborough, this is one of my main sources of supply for computer equipment … they have a small store at their operation, which is 491 Brimley Rd, Unit # 8 (the east side of Brimley south of Eglinton

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