About me

This site is about promoting my creative work, mostly freelance writing.

Roles I’ve had in my life: student, dishwasher, punk rock singer, office clerk, numerous types of manager including program, project, and product, bank executive, political candidate, TV producer and director, teacher, freelance writer, stay-at-home dad.

I’ve enjoyed all my roles, although some more than others, and I believe that periodic self-reinvention is a good idea.

I like to travel, lived in Asia for a while, and have been to all the continents except Antarctica. I have no plans to go there.

Why this website

The Guesswork site is intended to showcase creative and media work that doesn’t fit well on LinkedIn, and also to be more philosophical rather than a laundry list of accomplishments.

Hence I’m not going to put a full CV here (check LinkedIn for that), but here are some things I believe:

  • That the future must be a sustainable one, and rather than being an afterthought in the boardroom, preserving resources for the next generations should be central to strategy.  Sustainability tends to have a good risk/return profile too.
  • That creativity, collaboration, and communication are the keys to success,  both in business and in life.
  • That a sense of humour is an underrated asset, especially in the workplace.
  • That business, like people, should always strive to do the right thing.

I’m based in Toronto, Canada, which I believe is one of the best places on the planet for humans to live.

 

Strategy

90%

Research

80%

Project Execution

88%

Communication

96%

Technology

83%