I began reading an article in a regional business magazine written by a well-known local entrepreneur...

while waiting to interview for a job, fresh out of university in 2017.

The article was about the proliferation of data, and how it could (really should) be used to unlock value otherwise skipped over by conventional business processes. The article touched on AI, cloud, and the implication data will continue to amass due to trends like IoT. The author's previous article focused on quantum computing. The writing was good, and mostly about getting past the technology, and assessing possible new outcomes.

What struck me, however, is that the author's foundational success is in the Seafood business - physical, capital heavy work. A path which perhaps harkens more an image of 'captain of industry' than 'SV visionary'.

Yet bleeding edge technology is a years-long theme woven throughout his column. That day I didn't get the job, but became a dedicated reader becuase of the scope of interest, curiosity to learn (especially outside of core domains), and humility shown in the process of writing the column.

However, the formatting used to digitally publish his articles varies over the years, so the website only partially indexes his column. So, I wrote a webscraper, and compiled the article links old => new. Well worth it for my own purposes. But I hope you venture to find something to read, from clams to qubits, and are made to think.

Title Published Date
What a mess! 2013-12-19
The science of strategy 2014-10-23
Missing in action 2014-12-12
Are you in the business of making money? 2015-02-13
Keystone or Bust 2015-04-27
Dangers are out there 2015-06-29
Greek tragedy offers lessons for us all 2015-08-20
Start worrying. It’s the only thing that might save you 2015-10-21
Don’t blow it 2015-12-14
Asking for trouble 2016-03-1
Why voters are revolted (and revolting) 2016-05-3
Do we have the guts to do what must be done? 2016-06-24
Beware the fallout of increased poverty 2016-08-17
Trouble on the horizon 2016-10-24
Beyond the sound and fury 2016-12-14
Free Trade Not Always Fair 2017-02-21
Quantum-what? 2017-05-9
Are you drowning in data? 2017-07-5
So far, not good 2017-09-5
Should we be worried? 2017-11-3
A watershed moment 2018-01-4
A navel gaze 2018-03-5
Profit is not a dirty word 2018-04-27
Canada: A country worth fighting for 2018-07-4
An open letter to our four premiers 2018-08-23
What John Risley is saying is give trust a chance 2018-10-25
Ode to Newfoundland 2019-02-20
It’s getting scary out there 2019-03-10
Why can’t we handle the truth? 2019-05-12
Oceans of Opportunity 2019-07-30
What, me worry? 2019-10-2
Climate confusion, Chapter I 2019-12-1
Climate change II (with zero apologies) 2020-01-27
A suggestion to big oil 2020-03-26
Some possible solutions 2020-11-19