7.18 The 5 Things Tim Wilds Does Before Breakfast
To my profession at least, LinkedIn is quite useless. The only thing I can see it is good for is when people post ridiculous articles with headings such as, “The 20 Things Successful People Do Everyday” or “The 5 Things Richard Branson Does Before He Shits In The Morning”. And they all claim that if YOU want to be as successful as the successful people profiled, you SHOULD do these 20 or 5 or 7 things as well. Because, of course, if you do these 20 or 5 or 7 things, you will instantly become the CEO of a company.
These articles always bug me. Whenever someone tells me I should do something, I immediately check out. However, I wanted to understand why these click bait ‘articles’ are popular, so I went and found my very own CEO and asked him some very important questions.
Meet Tim Wilds, CEO of Wildcat Marketing, a consultancy company that focuses on social media development in the area of business growth and security while assisting others in creating operations plans to further open up opportunities in emerging technologies through innovative techniques combined with complex algorithms to enhance your company’s personal marketing narrative and attract customers.
I don’t know what the fuck that means and I don’t think Tim knows either.
7.16 One fart is a mistake, two are intentional, three farts means war.
I've walked many miles through cities, up mountains, across bridges, fields and highways. By far, one of my favorite places to walk is Queen Street West in Toronto, the long stretch from Yonge Street all the way to Roncesvalles Avenue. Why? Because you never quite know what to expect. It's usually packed with people and it's a street, for lack of a better term, you can feel. It's alive in ways that are difficult to really quantify.
7.15 Codename: Thermostat
I'm not one to shy away from a good fart joke. George Carlin was one of the most intelligent and insightful comedians that ever stood on a stage, but he included fart jokes because: "Where would a comedy show be without a few fart jokes?" Now, I'm no George Carlin, obviously, but I would like to dive into this territory.
Last week, I went to go see the Shakespeare in High Park performance of All's Well That Ends Well. The show was great, the acting superb and the interpretation of the play wonderful. But I'm not here to write a review of the show.
If you have never been to Shakespeare in High Park, the show takes place in an outdoor auditorium. The auditorium is built into a hill with cement blocks lining the ground for seating. You basically sit on the ground and lean your back against the cement blocks. Not the most comfortable, but hey, how often do you get to be outside on a warm summer night and have Shakespeare performed for you?
A few weeks ago, I hosted the storytelling event, Stories We Don’t Tell, at my place. I don’t have many people over and wanted to make it as welcoming and comfortable as possible. For some reason, my place is fairly well insulated and I rarely need to turn the heat on in the winter or the air conditioner in the summer.
But there were people coming over! They needed to be comfortable! The day of the event, I tried to turn on the thermostat, but all I got was a blank screen. I have zero talent in being handy around the house, but actually managed to unscrew the thermostat from the wall. There was no battery, it seemed to be powered by a series of wires. All of the wires were different colours, similar to when you’d see the hero in a movie uncover a bomb attached to a clock counting down the seconds. There was no bomb. I was pretty sure there was no bomb.