I have just finished stitching a missing button on my coat and I cannot recall the last time I have felt such an immense sense of satisfaction from a banal task such as this.

Sitting in my kitchen with music playing in the background, I was extremely motivated to address…


I have been a big fan of the show Shark Tank, especially Robert Herjavec who appears on the show as one of the ‘sharks’. I recently finished reading his book titled “You Don’t Have To Be A Shark”, in which Herjavec talks about why chasing your dreams is all about…


I’ve recently finished reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. It is a book that analyzes why we do what we do. It focuses on the power of habit creation and how we can replace bad habits with good ones. For instance, we can look at the example of…


They say that time flies by faster when you are having fun. But time goes oh-so-slow when you’re down and miserly, and when you’re short on confidence and morale. The symptoms of your negativity can be attributed to a host of causes. Perhaps you didn’t get the job you wanted…


The IISE. An acronym for the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. A global organization that is committed to providing professional and social networking opportunities to Industrial and Systems Engineering (“Management Engineering”, for us Waterloo breed). More recently, the University of Waterloo has established an IISE chapter dedicated solely to…


A belated Happy New Year! With the beginning of a new year, come new goals that we have already begun to set as a means by which to measure ourselves. …


Disclaimer — pardon the structure of this piece, as I wrote this on the whim of my emotions!

Over the last few months, I have been quite active on the plant floor while interning at Canada Post’s Gateway mail processing plant. Being surrounded by unionized employees has its challenges —…

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