learning as we go (&do)

Think: It’s admirable for a business to help communities take a problem that affects the citizenry and turn it into an opportunity/ solution that saves time & money while building happier, healthier places to live.


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How Open Data Drives Civic Responsibility:
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‘The Go Do Project’ To Help Companies Use Big Data

"I guess what it all boils down to is to ask ourselves why? If the opportunities we seek to pursue alight with our ethos and passion and moral compass, then of course - dive into the opportunity head first. But if the reason we are trying to achieve success is for really any other reason then feeling a calling to do so in our soul - a yearning from deep within - I don’t know if it’s worth the same level of emotional and mental commitment. Perhaps it’s here that we create that line of knowing what is worth fighting for and when it is worth humbling accepting defeat. "- Sara taaffe

Human communities depend upon a diversity of talent not a singular conception of ability
— Ken Robinson
There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.”
— Aldo Leopold
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The Art of Make Belief

The traditional education system teaches children at a young age to cage that ever precious super power of imagination and the ability to make-believe. It’s a little wonder we’ve begun to produce automated processes for every job available in the marketplace. The creativity flame within us is still ever-present, but the fear of rejection has seemingly taken precedence...

go.do blog: humanizing "big data"

 So, let’s consider a couple things to first better understand data as a natural resource, or something that we’ve actually collected since the dawn of time. Big Data is similar to a lake, rich with resources, and untapped potential. Just like lakes, big data is only as useful as we make it. Without being fed new water (or information), the lakes stagnate and so do the collections of data. We’ve actually collected data for a very long time, and its hard to imagine this because to some, Data has been semiotic of the technology world that was not as present in history.


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go.do blog: The treasure chest and open data

Data seems like such a broad word and has many implications across industry, it almost seems unfair to place it under one umbrella. It’s the frame of reference in which the data becomes defined by that separates and displays the unique value that it offers. The point is: We’re rich with data, always have been, always will be, so why do so many choose to ignore it? The fear of the unknown may present one of the larger obstacles in the matter.

The B Word

The B word has become our favourite word because it has become apparent that by practicing with this word, you pave a path for success through strengthened relationships in business and, in life.

Balance. As humans, we’re all wired uniquely, and that is so special. On one hand, we can be put into categories, for sorting purposes. But, on the other hand, these categories aren’t what ultimately shape the diversity of thought that we offer any situation. It’s the special blended recipe that absolutely cannot be replicated. We’re shaped by our experiences, our failures, our successes and the people that have crossed our paths along the way. We interpret situations from our frame of reference and understanding based off previous encounters. If we’re wise, we will think about how others could interpret the same scenario, and be open and flexible to that frame changing your current perception.

 Great relationships have been built around the B word. The healthy mix of give and take, listening and contributing. We limit our knowledge capacity when we choose to tip the scales in our favour.