I’m an ex-techie and ex-partner in a web shop here in London, Ontario. I now do marketing and consulting with people and teams that inspire.
I’m not afraid of rethinking most aspects of my life and am prone to shake things up pretty radically every now and then. Formal education wasn’t for me in my youth but I’m coming back around and filling my head with big thoughts – philosophy, psychology, neuroscience – as I try to figure out why we do the things we do (because we’re all capable of breathtaking acts of beauty, heart-rending moments of horror and everything in between).
In the past I have volunteered my time with great causes like the Urban League of London, Architectural Conservancy of Ontario – London & Region and the London Advisory Committee on Heritage. I also helped out with citizen led initiatives like Pints & Politics, Sidewalk City, Build this City, 123 London, History Jam and Open Data London – some of those worked and some didn’t.
I’m constantly on the lookout for ideas and people who energize and make London a better place and I’m delighted to count many of these people as my good friends.
This is a place where I record a few of the things that make me happy and a lot of the things that have taught me hard lessons. I’m a perfectly imperfect human and I’m just trying to find a way to move through this life the best way possible.
I’m also a big believer in leaving the past in the past so you’ll only find the posts that I continue to find valuable here in my blog, everything else has been archived (but if you’re desperately looking for something I’m sure you’ll be able to find it in the Wayback Machine).
I don’t blog frequently but you can usually find me tweeting at @shawnadamsson.
The beautiful skyline picture of London, Ontario is courtesy of the brilliantly talented photographer Rael Weinberg.