Having a Good 1 on 1

Having a good and regular 1 on 1 with your direct reports is, in my opinion, a vital part of staying accessible to your team and giving them the valuable facetime that they need. Knowing that they have the freedom to ask questions, bring up concerns and get some genuine and honest feedback on their…

The Importance of Mentorship

I first started in the tech/gaming/entertainment (maybe gametechertainment?) as a functionality QA Tester at a QA outsource company called Babel. I started at a Montreal office of a UK based company that had just opened shop here in town, as something like employee #10. Basically, the office wasn’t anywhere near done, almost nobody was around…

The Amazon Fire Phone: Maybe *Too* Consumer Centric

Today Amazon unveiled their first foray into the smartphone world with the new Fire Phone. I followed along on a few tech blogs as they live blogged the event, as I was quite interested in what this device would be. Amazon as a company isn’t really my cup of tea, but Jeff Bezos as a…