My story

I leave school to earn my living at the age of sixteen. I begin working with the Hoover Company in 1958 where I create preventive maintenance, quality control, manufacturing, and production management systems, design manufacturing processes, build manufacturing facilities, and finish my career in manufacturing as  Hoover Company production manager at the age of twenty-nine.

During this time I complete high school and educate myself in the humanities, engineering physics, and business administration at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario.

In 1969 I join Kates, Peat, Marwick, the largest and most diverse management consulting firm in Canada and work in management training, management systems, and organizational development.

In 1975 I start Western Management Consultants. Within a few years it became the largest independent management consulting firm in Canada recognized internationally for excellence. My work deals primarily with strategic issues and opportunities, creating and contributing ideas, and assisting governments, businesses, educational institutions, cooperatives, and community enterprises to get from where they were to where they want to be.

In 1987 I start Go Direct Marketing. It becomes one of the leading customer relationship management and knowledge marketing agencies in Canada specializing in customer information management and one-to-one communications to develop and increase the contribution and value of customers and communities.

In 1990 I become interested in Jack Weatherford’s books about the contribution of the native cultures of the Americas to creating our world. We begin to explore how we can bring the knowledge and ideas of our indigenous cultures to a larger audience through film and the new world wide web.

In 1996 I start Go Direct Media and begin creating real-time marketplaces to connect buyers and sellers within communities of common interest.

In 2000 J. Walter Thompson buys Go Direct Marketing, Go Direct Media became Quantum Ideas, and I begin exploring the idea of creating communication centres around common social interests.

In 2007 I begin designing and developing a community media system to give our communities of social enterprises the ability to create connections, conversation, and community with one another around opportunities for creative community enterprise which contribute to common human interests.

In 2017 I begin introducing the idea, the system, the process, and the opportunity to create a new way of seeing and doing things in our theatre of the new world to improve our ability to create possibilities for the future of our world as a community.