Author Archives: Brian Cormier

The April 16-22, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition…
– Motivational guru Tony Robbins offers master class in apologizing after gaffe about #MeToo
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: When commercials evolve into much more
– Lego fans: There’s a huge online world about Lego out there
– Take my money now! Samsung’s new 49-inch monitor dazzles
– Gmail takes next step in keeping users safe
– Carolina Reaper pepper 1 … Daredevil eater 0
– Mother’s Day gift ideas
… and community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!

The April 9-15, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition…
– Once a great Canadian icon, Tim Hortons takes a nosedive in brand reputation
– Aeroplan failed to review a survey they commissioned. Wait until you read some of the questions!
– A rundown of some of this year’s corporate April Fools’ pranks
– Google’s current link shortener service is winding down
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence – March 29: The three-word jingle that made one company billions of dollars
– CBC Radio’s Under the Influence – April 6: Why Southwest held up an entire flight to change one man’s life
– Mother’s Day gift ideas
… and community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 26 – April 8, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!


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In this week’s edition…
– #DeleteFacebook has become a thing. But will it stick?
– This week’s Under the Influence: Memorable commercial jingles pay off in a big way!
– Seoul’s municipal workers will have their PCs disabled on weekends to force them to shorten their hours
– Advertising on podcasts can pay off big time
– Japanese study: Kids who play with Legos get into great schools
– Easter (and April Fools’) is on its way: related news links for the holiday
… and community reminders, quotes of the week, links to interesting articles and more!

Please note that there will be no newsletter published on April 2 because of the Easter holiday long weekend.

The March 19-25, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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In this week’s edition…
– This week’s Under the Influence on CBC Radio: Products you didn’t know were named for their inventors
– Halifax coffee shop owner has had it with freeloading Wi-Fi hogs
– Who knew? “Death midwife” is now a thing – and the birth-related midwives aren’t impressed
– Sugar gliders are the newest pet fad – and the newest pets to surely start showing up in shelters
– Easter is on its way: related news links for the holiday
– Newsletter holiday notice
… and community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!

The March 12-18, 2018, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

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In this week’s edition…
– In this week’s Under the Influence on CBC Radio: Products you own that started off as useless junk
– Amazon Echo speakers have started to randomly start laughing – leading to freaked-out users
– The latest affliction due to our addiction to technology: “tech neck”
– Canada has a beautiful new vertical $10 bill honouring Viola Desmond
– Say bye to the VW Beetle – again!
– March is National PROBUS Month
– Congratulations to the winners of tickets to hear the world-renowned Dr. Temple Grandin in Moncton!
… and community reminders, quotes of the week, photo of the week, links to interesting articles and more!