telecom, technology and the occasional floobergeist

I’ve got an abundance of bits and pieces of canadian telecom and internet experience, and I am thrilled to be in a place in time when all is changing, technology is developing, and the status quo is being disrupted. 

Floobergeist is a word that is beginning to defy definition.  The more I roll that smooth pebble around, the more it becomes to mean. Floobergeist started out as the magic dust that turns dreams into ideas.  And then it began to encompass the zing that happens when you have conversations about those ideas. And now, it’s the whole evolution from dream to conversation, with each step improving the later and the former along the way.

Everyone aspires to good conversations. They can lead you to adventures you’ve never imagined, and to people you can twig with.

Let’s have a good conversation…



… I grin as I write this, as a few of you will understand the meaning behind WWRD, once I explain it….

WWRD: What Would Ron Do? 


The Wiz and I often ask each other that question, when there is a tough decision to be made. "What would Ron do?".  Likely I should also explain who "Ron" is… Ron Close was the leader of Netcom Canada, and is now the boss of Bell New Ventures.  He is quite possibly the best leader (TM) we have ever known; unflappable, charismatic, insightful, and an all around great guy.  He’s the guy who’s had his hands on the levers, with his kimono open, while the strategic clouds are banging…. and he’s just one of us chickens.

So, when we find ourselves in a pickle, and need to make a worthy decision or plan of action, we invariably fall back to: WWRD? It’s certainly kept us out of "some" trouble….