Recent Publications

Fast Company

Fast Company

This Brain Hack Will Help Reframe Your Interpretation Of Reality

CEOs, professional athletes, professors, and more are using this method to reach a state of “flow consciousness.” Here’s what it is and how to get there.

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Fast Company

Fast Company

Four New AI Tools That Will Help You Be More Productive

Not all robots want to take your job: These artificial intelligence tools are designed to make you better at work.

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Fast Company

Fast Company

Can A Less-Clunky Reddit Keep Its Loyal Users?

“When I give engineers advice they’re like ‘Go away, Grandpa, I’ve seen the shit you wrote,’” says Reddit cofounder and CEO Steve Huffman of the site’s current design.

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Quartz

Quartz

Employees often perceive their companies to be more or less diverse than they actually are

When Owler asked its community of 1.5 million users whether their company had a diverse leadership team, much of what was self-reported wasn’t actually the case.

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Fast Company

Fast Company

How To Identify A Toxic Culture Before Accepting A Job Offer

With everyone touting their “amazing” culture it can be hard to tell who is telling the truth. Here are a few red flags to look for.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Canada becoming an in-demand destination for foreign tech talent

Toronto – and Canada, more broadly – is emerging as a tech powerhouse, causing a sudden reversal in the long-standing trend of Canadian talent moving south.

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Recent Speaking Engagements

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TNDC |

The Future of Work, And Society

TNDC welcomed Jared Lindzon, Toronto-based freelance journalist, to the studio for a compelling discussion involving emerging technologies and the future of work. We covered many topics such as: 1) the transformation of company organizational structures from those of distinct hierarchies to now flatter, interdisciplinary team-based institutions; 2) implications of artificial intelligence; 3) companies of 8 employees disrupting those of 80,000; 4) lab-grown meats (!?). A lot for millennials to think about in this episode.

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Web Summit 2017 |

Who needs table tennis?

Moderating a conversation about creating, defining and nurturing work culture at the Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon, Portugal featuring panelists Rick Stollmeyer, the CEO of MINDBODY, Brenda Darden Wilkerson, the president and CEO of AnitaB.org, Michael Yang, the managing director of Comcast Ventures, and Eamon Leonard, an angel investor as well as the founder and CEO of Cohort.

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Interested in having me speak at your event?

As a sought after public speaker I have delivered presentations on the future of work, hosted panels and debates with world renowned musicians, business leaders and tech pioneers, and am a regular guest on Toronto's Newstalk 1010 AM radio as well as "This Changes Things" on the Cheddar and Fusion TV networks across the United States.

Recent Blog Posts

July 19, 2016 ()

This is What a Freelance Writer’s Salary Looks Like

This graph represents the salary of a freelance writer and journalist over the past three and a half years. To be more precise, it represents my salary over the past three and a half years, starting from the day I quit my steady job at a content production startup to pursue a freelance writing career in […]

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January 4, 2016 ()

A Second Shot in the Dark: The Story Behind The Story

The last time I wrote a blog post like this was in the summer of 2013 (I recommend reading that post before continuing). It was only a few months after I had returned from an unlikely and ultimately unfruitful meeting at Rolling Stone HQ in New York City. Seeing a promising opportunity to fulfill a […]

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"When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."
John Lennon