November 2014

Shopify’s CEO Tobi Lütke named Canadian CEO of the Year

by Joey deVilla on November 28, 2014

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The Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail have named their CEO of the year, and it’s Tobi Lütke, CEO of my former workplace, Shopify! My congrats to Tobi and the team for a job well done and a company well built.

This article also appears in my tech blog, Global Nerdy.

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I love the New Yorker’s Thanksgiving cover!

by Joey deVilla on November 25, 2014

new yorker thanksgiving 2014 cover

Click the cover to see it at full size.

Here’s what the artist, Bruce McCall, had to say about the cover:

This is 2014, and it seems a little late to be dealing with that stuff. It should have been quashed a long time ago. We did everything to the Indians that we could, and it’s still going on. It seems crude and callous. Names like the Atlanta Braves come from another time. So, in my cover, I’ve brought the cultural arrogance of one side back to the sixteen-hundreds and the first Thanksgiving dinner, just to see what would happen.”

“This is 2014, and it seems a little late to be dealing with that stuff. It should have been quashed a long time ago” could just as easily be the slogan for Ferguson.

Some bonus viewing: In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s one of The Daily Show’s best segments, where they look at the Washington NFL team’s die-hard don’t-change-the-names fans and even arrange for them to meet with native Americans:

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Meanwhile, at Costco…

by Joey deVilla on November 24, 2014

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each day is a gift

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Meanwhile, in Japan…

by Joey deVilla on November 22, 2014

rebellious phase

“Rebellious Phase,” Japanese high school student Kimura Daisuke’s painting of himself as a sailor scout, recently won the Grand Prize in Shizuoka Prefecture’s Arts and Crafts Exhibition. As the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun puts it, “it’s a unique piece depicting a fearless look”. Considering the culture in Japan (they make chocolate that looks like sushi so men can eat it in public without being thought of as girly), this is serious rebellion.

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Unfortunate sign placement, shopping mall Santa edition

by Joey deVilla on November 21, 2014

make a date with santa

On the bright side, you will get something in your stocking.

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Buffalo’s new slogan

by Joey deVilla on November 20, 2014

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