A Story About Education…

  The story of our education system begins roughly 300 years ago with The British Empire. At this time The Empire has colonies scattered across the globe: India, Africa, Americas, Australia, etc… The Empire has the great challenge of ruling over all these colonies without computers or telephones. The best technology they have to manage this are hand-written notes on pieces of paper … Continue reading

Shopify Cancelled Orders and Google Analytics

By default, when you cancel an order in Shopify, that transaction remains as positive revenue in your Google Analytics. To “cancel” the transaction in Google Analytics you have to send a negated version of the transaction. To do this in Shopify you have to create a Webhook on Order Cancelled that hits a script (located on … Continue reading

Balance Your Life by Planning your Week

This weekly planning strategy is based on Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. “THE 7 HABITS” is a Registered Trademark of Franklin Covey Co. This post is in no way associated with nor endorsed by Franklin Covey Co. How I Plan My Week 1. Review your Personal Mission Statement (create one if you … Continue reading

Reactive vs Proactive Language

“I NEED” vs “I WANT“ “I MUST” vs “I PREFER“ “I CAN’T” vs “I CHOOSE“ Most of us use “reactive” language in our day to day lives: “I CAN’T do that because I HAVE to do this“. The problem with using reactive language is that it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy: Re-enforcing the belief that … Continue reading

Stewardship Delegation

The ability to effectively delegate is a valuable skill: Delegation enables you to devote more of your time to higher level important activities. “Stewardship” delegation is focused on results instead of methods (on the WHAT and not the HOW) and allows the individual to own the work and communicate progress and results at agreed upon … Continue reading

The Value of View Through Conversions

If you are running a Display or Retargeting campaign you have probably been exposed to View Through Conversions (VTC): View Through Conversions are conversions where a customer saw — but did not click — a display ad on the display network before completing a conversion. There is a lot of debate on if you should count View Through … Continue reading

The Slow-Carb Diet

This is a summary of the weigh-loss diet in the Tim Ferris‘ book: The Four Hour Body. I am NOT a nutritionist nor a doctor — Consult with a doctor before following anything mentioned here.   The Basics 1. Forbidden Foods — Do not eat No Liquid Calories No juice, pop, beer, alcohol, etc… No Sugar No … Continue reading

Creative XMas Presents to Delight Your Staff

Over the past few years, we’ve made it a tradition at Fresh Air Educators of giving unique Christmas gifts to our staff for the holidays (this is in addition to a great Christmas party and 2-3 additional days off between Christmas and New Year’s). Here is a run-down of some of the gifts we’ve given … Continue reading

The 4-Day Work Week

Last year my company Fresh Air Educators performed an HR experiment: We offered all our full time salaried employees the option to pick between 2 work schedules: Status quo: 5 days @ 7.5hrs at current pay 4-day work week: Work 20% less but take  a 10% pay cut (4 days @ 7.5hrs – Every friday … Continue reading