The Roundabout Path

Roundabout Highlights - Week of August 6th

What I'm listening I tried a bunch of workout soundtrack this weekend. Some of them are pretty good, but not sure they will stand the test of time. Beside that I pleased myself and listened to Tony Allen tribute to Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. This might be one of my favorite tribute ever and Tony Allen is truly one of the great in modern jazz. Random things I learned I'm not sure it's still true, I verified the source a bit, but I'm still skeptical. Apparently cash is still the means of paymen...

Roundabout Highlights - Week of July 30th

What I'm listening This week I'm listening to the Tiki Tiki Happy Afternoon Drinks, which is the hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum vibes, music from the 50's 60's and all the great oldies you can imagine, perfect with a tropical cocktail. Random things I learnedLactose free milk is not even lactose free. According to AZ Central, "Those who are lactose intolerant are not allergic to milk, or even to lactose. Instead, they lack the digestive enzyme needed to break down the lactose, or the sugar ...

Roundabout Highlights - Week of July 23rd

What I'm listening This week I'm listening to One Love, a reggae and rock playlist. App I downloaded I don't download apps often, but this week I made an exception and downloaded the Genius App on Android. The integration with Spotify is great! As soon as you listen a song, the app will send you a notification and you can then have the lyrics will listening to the song. If you're at work and can't read the lyrics (duh!), you can still go back in the app at the end of the day. ...

Roundabout Highlights - Week of July 9th and July 16th

What I'm listening I went down a familiar rabbit hole by listening to The Rhythm of Japan, an extensive look at the Japanese jazz scene, on repeat. Podcasts I listened My podcasts consumption goes up and down like a yoyo. In the past 2 weeks I binged a bunch of them and here's a list I liked:Why ‘Star Wars’ is like a social network, and other insights from Eugene Wei on Recode MediaInnovating on the farm with Bethany Deshpande, Founder & CEO @ Soma DetectVitalik Buterin on Cryptoeconomics a...

Roundabout Highlights - Week of June 25th and July 2nd

Events I attended It's Montreal Jazz Festival and my little brother was in town. I wanted to go see more show but it's quite busy at work. I ended up going to the following:Papagroove - Afro Funk musicKamasi Washington - First part: AnomalieGoGo Penguin - First part: Moon HoochHerbie Hancock - First part: Thundercat All of them were superb. I was quite impressed by Kamasi Washington & co doing solos after solos, the execution of GoGo Penguin, and how Herbie Hancock looks in shape even at 78 y...

Lessons from David Ossip, CEO at Ceridian

David Ossip is the CEO of Ceridian HCM, a provider of HR software and services. It is a publicly traded company on the NYSE as of April 2018 and the one of the most interesting turnaround story in recent years. In 2012, Ceridian acquired Dayforce, a time and attendance cloud company founded by David. David began the transformation and renewal of Ceridian with focus on the Dayforce HCM offering. In 2013, David became the CEO of Ceridian. David also founded Workbrain, a workforce management software comp...

Roundabout Highlights - Week of June 18th

What I'm listening Gorillaz was one of the best live show I saw last year at the Quebec International Music Festival. They just announced a new album, The Now Now, and my two favorite singles are Fire Flies and Lake Zurich. Surprising fact I learned From Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes: Cocaine and meth accelerate your metabolism up to 10% and it also hamper the body ability to store fat. What I'm reading I started Measure What Matters by John Doerr. I think that clearly defined goals that ar...

Roundabout Highlights - Week of June 11th

What I'm listening John Coltrane - Untitled Original 11383. I'm so pumped to listen to John Coltrane lost album that will get released after 55 years. The master tape was lost but his first wife had a reference tape. What I'm reading After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud by Grant Miller founder of Replicated. Replicated is one of my favorite B2B software company. They allow SaaS vendors to easily deploy their cloud-native applications ...

Roundabout Highlights - Week of June 4th

What I'm listening The bear is sticky with honey I try to experiment with music as a moodshifter and one of the most effective type of music to make me happy and put a smile on my face is disco. What I'm reading This week I decided to dig further into Wardley Maps. I was introduced to them by Benjamin Mosior at Hired Thought. Wardley mapping is probably one of the most applicable strategy concept I learned in the past few years. I recommend to check out Simon Wardley - Introduction to Value ...

An ever-growing list of my favorite playlists

House, Electronic Title: Truly Deeply House Description: Deep, not derp. Just groovin' house music to make you feel good. Number of songs & estimated time: 120 songs, 13h35min Title: Lowkey Riddim Description: Chill house and techno. Number of songs & estimated time: 50 songs, 5h15min Title: Jazz Vibes Description: Spring forward with Jazz Vibes, the ultimate collection of chill instrumental hip-hop with a dash of jazz. Number of songs & estimated time: 229 songs, 7h31min Jazz Title: State of J...