No Way Home: The 2012 Mount Saskatchewan Attempt

Posted by on November 12, 2015

In May of 2012, Saskatoon climbers attempted Mount Saskatchewan, the only unclimbed peak left in Canada’s remote centennial range in the Yukon. Situated over 100 miles by air from Haynes Junction YK, over the great glacier divide is a barren frozen destination, with no support available. Team Prairie Vertical set out with a goal of a coveted […]


Reading List

Posted by on November 6, 2015

The Goal The theory of constraints is explained in this colorful tale.  While this book is dated for anyone in manufacturing or working in systems, it is well worth the entertaining need Fundamentally Different If you do not understand the power of a great culture,  why culture for an organization is the most important element […]


Can company values be more than just words?

Posted by on October 25, 2015

I was at a vendor meeting last week.  I was explaining to the two people in the meeting room how our advertising needs to be more than just call to action, the message needs to be 100% on brand, it has to integrate with our event boxes, running an ad one day late into next […]

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The Customer Journey

Posted by on October 6, 2015

As I look at the retail landscape I see retail failing to meet customer expectations.  The reasons are many: the customer can now educate themselves better than most in store representatives.  The retail store is limited by the brands they offer versus the brand that a customer may want. The store in of itself is […]

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Experiencing the joy of work through five steps

Posted by on July 3, 2015

The harder the climb the greater the joy. I am sitting at a picnic table in Waterton National Park. It is a pleasant, warm day.  The view across the valley is what I have been needing to recharge my being; it transfixes my gaze.  In the right moments the sun catches the southern face of […]

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Are you proud of where you work? I am and here are the six reasons

Posted by on March 19, 2015

The original farmstead in Southey Are you proud of where you work? It is a fair and interesting question to ask considering all the different types of workplaces in today’s world. We are all inundated with social media stories and the latest books about chasing our passion and how to do purposeful work. Expectations for […]


Today’s the Day

Posted by on February 4, 2015

If one were to look at the Flaman Fitness web traffic graph as if it were a line drawing of a mountain range,  you would see the traffic line spike like the face of cliff from December 25th to the 26th. Between the 26thand January 2nd the traffic line graph resembles a “high plateau” with January 2ndbeing […]


The Tyranny of Data

Posted by on June 2, 2014

 I believe there is a trap many of us allow ourselves to be snared by. When a great idea is tossed out by someone on the team often we reflect on how our customers will respond and back that up by the mountains of data we can quickly obtain. This makes sense, the reason we […]

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Building an Audience

Posted by on April 23, 2014

How to build an audience online When I think of an audience my immediate vision is a crowd at a rock concert or an assembly for a speech or play.  My second thought is an image of a family gathered around their television or if I get historical, their radio. As I loosen the boundaries […]

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