Well, that was a year! I will sign off this diary with a bit of flag waving. Canada is a wonderful place, but it’s not NUMBER ONE, BABY! in much. Ah, but cannabis! Not quite the first to legalize it, … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 52: Canada Prognostications.
Penultimate week of this diary, let’s consider the (sorry) state of the Canadian Licenced Producers (LPs). This week saw the beginning (or end) of another quarterly hot mess of financial results. It is so continuously bad that it has merged … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 51: LP Prognostications.
I have two kids, both girls. I am uncertain about the use of these hashtags I see online celebrating being a father to girls, like it is an unusual or unexpected gift. They are just my kids. Thereafter, we start … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 28: Girls.
Winding down my diary with a few thoughts about brands: The Health Canada marketing regime will relax incrementally – and too slowly for brand value to develop. 5 years min before marketing is the driver it can be. (This will … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 50: Brand Prognostications.
The last four weeks of my year-long Cannabis Diaries; and I will finish with prognostications on 4 topics that have kept me engaged this year…products, brands, LPs, and Canada. This week, the future of products. Two areas of interest to … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 49: Product Prognostications.
One of the impacts of a year-long slog through downsizing, losses, depressed prices and investor disappointment? The cannabis industry has lost energy and its wow factor. It has consequently needed to slough off extraneous concepts and projects that do not … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 44: Forgettable.
We have been dealing well with the pandemic. Physical distancing, minimising social gatherings – all good. We take our community role seriously, and all 4 of us are pretty happy in our own bubble. It is summer time and people … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 21: Travel Restrictions
Retail investors get bored really easily. You may have read about Robinhood, the gamified investment app where apparently young people are investing their time and energy, their luck and their dopamine on short-term wins. Recently, one young investor somehow managed … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 41: The New New.
When you are at the edge – of the ocean, of the cliff – you have a long horizon. You can see for miles. You see the weather front rolling in. You see the change in conditions; you call to … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.15: Move to the Edge.
Consider the organizational view. Maybe even author it, and believe in it. Build and deliver the norms and processes that deliver against that view. That is NORMAL. But! (there is always a but!) Challenge EVERYTHING. Also step outside it, determine … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.14: Challenge Everything.
I have lived through months and months of doom and gloom in my arms-length relationship with the cannabis industry. I joined the industry when it was in a downward trajectory, only for it then to throw itself off a cliff. … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 35: Cut Yerself Some Slack.
On the downward slope of share prices in the cannabis space, I kept reading posts from retail investors asking: “Have we hit the bottom?” It only takes one good day for one or two pot stocks for the mood to … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 33: The Nugs