EU Trip - Geneva/Veigy-Foncenex ⇒

August 14th, 2019 by with tag travel

Our European vacation started with a short 10 1/2 hour flight to Zurich, then a quick 4 hour drive to our home for the next week in Veigy-Foncenex, just outside Geneva.

(Aside, I again tried the fasting method to minimize jet lag and it did seem to work)

Family & Wedding

One of the highlights of this trip is hanging my extended family again; the last time we were all together was 5 years ago (in Toronto). Our house (in Veigy-Foncenex) was the "party" house so every night we...

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My EV - One Year In ⇒

June 2nd, 2019 by with tag EV

We've owned our Nissan Leaf for almost a full year, and it is, without a doubt, the best car I've ever owned (note, I've only owned 5 cars and this is the first truly new car). Note we "only" got the old $5k provincial credit, not the new, additional $5k federal one nor the $6k Scrap It one.

It now has 25K kms on it. If that had been my previous car (a 2005 Kia Spectra), it would have cost ~$3,500 on gas (~9.4L/100K @ $1.5/L) and ~$3000 in maintenance.

Instead it's cost ~$700 in...

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Selling Like (The Best) Car Salesperson ⇒

May 1st, 2019 by with tag sales

The takeaways are simple but powerful; don’t prescribe until you’ve diagnosed, the best referrals come from great experiences, and build real, long lasting relationships.

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Doing It By Feel ⇒

April 15th, 2019 by with tag career

As I start a new role at a cool new company, I'm struck by how immediately comfortable I feel there; it's like I'm "home". Contrast that with my previous company, where I felt out of place almost the whole time.

I really should have paid attention to the (now obvious signs):

  • couldn't use my own iPhone X, had to use an old iPhone 6S
  • couldn't use my Macbook, had to use a Windows machine (!!)
  • no corporate chat
  • no cloud files, have to use a VPN to access files
  • CRM is MS Dynamics,...

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