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January Doing the Puzzle

In this rare week when all seems to stop, the sense of peace and quiet around us is palpable. The Christmas scene at daughter Jane’s was tranquil – out there in God’s country south of the city. Birds and animals going about their business. Tawny hills and brushy valley bottoms – roads that roll out […]

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A Present for You – More You!

Hitting this mid December period the collective feet come off the gas. People are more available, easier with each other. The tone is giving, there’s less of the drive to optimize every encounter = to make the most of every minute. And – how about that! – we make the most of every minute… The […]

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You know how it goes

You know how it goes… you set up a service to be done [say, a renovation…] an arrangement to be made [deliver that stove on Friday] a deal [can we get this done for $4500?] That’s the easy part! The vendor wants to make the sale. “Get them in the door, then we’ll deal with […]

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The Enabling Firepower of Infrastructure

Reading about the astonishing new international airport being built in Beijing. Commissioned on 5 years ago, it is nearly ready to open on a grand scale. It will handle as many passengers as the present facility within another 5 years. They need it to keep up with the expansion of travel in a burgeoning vibrant […]

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White Feathers on Remembrance Day

Lizzy Hoyt, the gifted singer from Edmonton, commemorates the Canadian epic WW1 battle for Vimy Ridge here – Last night, she sang another WW1 song – White Feather [on iTunes] that has echoes for a battle underway now. That battle is to capture meaning for young men – who are dying now, as then, […]

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Harari Points the Way

So here I am. We went out to see a movie – got the time wrong and ended up back home with no agenda. Took the faithful dog Gio out for a walk in the – now mild – autumn night air. Came home. Watched a non sequitur NFL game and fell asleep doing so […]

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Dope hits the Mainstream

October 17 is one those signal days. In Canada, that was the day that marijuana became legal. It’s been coming for a long time. “Legalization” In its truncated and crabbed fashion has crept across from Amsterdam to Colorado and through several states – although they have limited legislative authority to deal with it – to […]

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David Thompson

I am a huge fan of David Thompson. He was one of the original expanders of the West, definitely undercelebrated as one who opened the west for those, like us, who follow. I read his Narratives – and you can too. Windows to the 1800’s: they speak like today. Some ponderous editor got hold of […]

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A story of two “new bosses”

One came on the scene after a long search. He was circumspect on first introduction. His superior took him to introduce him to the team. He squired him around to meet the influentials effecting a warm introduction to those externals and peers who would affect his immediate world and his fortunes. The superior crafted careful […]

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The Camino Channel is born

I wrote a while ago about getting involved, getting engaged in the fall.  It’s the natural season for activation after the lazy summer. I want to tell you about a project I’ve gotten hold of: or rather, it’s got hold of me.  And Bob.  Bob Carrothers from Denver is my partner in crime. Some may […]

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What’s Our Business?

Bringing out the best in you, your company and your people.

Doug Bouey, President
Catalyst Strategic Consultants Ltd.

Calgary, AB // Phone: 403.777.1144


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