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My New “In Focus” Profile


David Mayes is an advocate for change. However, he is not just someone who shouts slogans from the sidelines, but has actually rolled up his sleeves to see change happen. Whether it is working with coalitions to influence global policies or teaching the next generation, David has had a chance to make a difference for the future. He currently teaches Entrepreneurship at UBCO where he has brought his experiences working in Silicon Valley to bear. He is known for being down to earth, easy to talk to and very friendly. Today David Mayes is In Focus.

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WSJ: “This Is Water” Commencement Speech Goes Viral on the Net


The Wall Street Journal has highlighted this commencement speech, and I thought it so good, I had to share it here with my UBC Management students. It is at least as good as Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford commencement address, and it was also given in the same year, 2005.

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San Francisco 49’ers: “The Catch” That Began The Legend


With only 51 seconds remaining, Dwight Clark  makes the now legendary catch of a Joe Montana pass in the January 10, 1982, NFC Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.  Referred to simply as “The Catch,” it is widely regarded as one of the most memorable events in […]

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Billy Connolly: The George Carlin of Scotland


First and foremost, Billy Connolly is Billy Connolly.  I have never set eyes on the man or met him.  But for those who have little or no familiarity with Connolly’s life and work, please forgive me if I try to bridge the gap, and provide an analogy that provides context, by referencing Connolly to the […]

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