Compositor, humorista y guionista galardonado
Although I still adhere to a pretty strict rule about that, I'm happy I was roped into making an exception back in 1990.
In any creative enterprise, product managers (PMs) play a vital role in development. They take projects from inception to execution, while acting as the point of contact between various departments. When the job is done right, it's much easier to achieve maximized benefits with minimal risks and costs.
05/02/2017 01:39 EDT
Hollywood can be a bit of a dick to creative folks. I moved here on a green card three years ago after the U.S. State Department decided my contributions to Canadian comedy made me a "person of extraordinary ability." Yet despite this distinction -- and a bunch of national awards (whatevs, no biggie) -- I've been stonewalled from getting my TV pitches off the ground, given I can't even find an L.A. agent interested in reading 'em. That's the industry for ya.
03/16/2017 05:12 EDT
A few years back, a longtime friend of mine gave me a tip on an offshore investment opportunity. Perfectly legal, she explained, and with a startlingly high return. As investment opportunities go, I thought it was somewhere between ridiculous and clinical insanity. And yet I was hard pressed to say no.
03/06/2017 03:41 EST
I'll always prefer classic X-Men like Grandma Catwoman, Wolfman Fonzie, and Pegasus Circuit Boy. SHARE IF YOU AGREE! Horrible
12/30/2016 11:41 EST
Chris Jericho is a world champion professional wrestler, a New York Times bestselling author, and the frontman of heavy metal
11/16/2016 03:26 EST
For what may be the first time ever, Trump is becoming cognizant of his campaign's mortality. Should Clinton clinch the election, she will, by obvious definition, be the winner. Which would make Trump the loser. And Trump. Doesn't. Lose. Ever.
08/08/2016 12:01 EDT
Bottom line: there are plenty of pretty darn cool things to do in Thailand. And pretty much none of them should have to involve tracking down lost friends after Zach Galifianakis slipped a handful of barbiturates in your drink.
08/02/2016 12:18 EDT
Bottom line: cheapness is about spending less, regardless of who's affected by your actions. This isn't a goal-driven characteristic -- it's an obnoxious personality trait that promotes immediate financial gain at the expense of others.
07/13/2016 04:12 EDT
At 21 years old, I was a summer student at the University of Montreal. The end-of-semester French exam was looming, and I was on the bubble, grades wise. I desperately needed to do well, so I hunkered down.
06/21/2016 04:18 EDT
Housing and rental markets aren't quite as clear cut as we'd like to believe. Which means if you're looking to live in Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles or other so-called "cost-prohibitive locations," there may be more options than you realize.
06/08/2016 12:32 EDT
If there's one thing we've all been taught, is that the tenacious little guy can muster up the wherewithal to defeat a much larger opponent. I came across this scenario at a young age. When I was ten, my dad enrolled me in a judo tournament. Admittedly, this particular Eastern discipline commands as much respect as Jazzercise. But back in 1982, it was easily a solid 6 per cent cooler.
05/03/2016 04:42 EDT
As difficult as the experience was, I'm glad I walked back into the building that fateful night. Closure is a powerful drug, and with all the wonderful friends I'd made at the company, I relish the fact they got their much-needed confirmation re: me picking up my notepad. I truly, truly loved that notepad.
04/08/2016 04:14 EDT
Is it just me or is the food game kinda rigged? You know, stacked against us like a cruel joke. We all want to eat healthy, but the obstacles placed in our way are both myriad and insurmountable. What gives?
02/22/2016 01:03 EST
Just as Netflix has taken over for video rental stores, there's no stopping the inevitable dominance of home delivery over conventional retail. Even those in the ruralest (not actually a word) of rural areas have been invited to the party, courtesy of expanded courier routes and burgeoning drone delivery technology.
01/14/2016 11:30 EST
Remember in Big Yellow Taxi, when the legendary Joni Mitchell sang, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot"? If not
01/06/2016 03:56 EST
We humans are a social species, and as much as we may insist otherwise, audiences give our lives value. For some its emotional value. For others, intellectual or professional. But we all seek it out. And unlike those dark pre-internet days (pre-Web 2.0, to be more accurate), the audience is out there, ready to be engaged.
01/05/2016 04:20 EST
Confession time. I'm a Canadian guy that knows nothing about cars. Possibly less than nothing. OK, let me contextualize that statement. I can work the radio, the turn signal, the rear defrost, and the intermittent wipers. But after that, my comprehension kind of falls off the table.
12/23/2015 03:30 EST
Permit me to use this article as a forum for education. For it is time that we as a culture come together, put aside our differences, and formulate the important distinction between wallpaper and screensaver. Most of us, when pressed on the issue, can make the right call.
12/22/2015 01:06 EST
The majority of experts (rightfully) focus on the practical stuff: study the company, be prepared for common interview questions, ask questions of your own, be very well groomed, dress appropriately -- the list goes on. That said, here's a next-level tip geared at setting you apart from anyone who's already heeded the above advice.
09/16/2015 12:31 EDT
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