Jeffrey’s Notebook

Welcome to Jeffrey’s notebook. I have decided to start a blog to share some of the insights and interesting trends that we are following in the world of technology and new trends in business. I might also throw in the occasional recipe or commentary on a new product to keep things interesting. I have always had a natural curiosity for technology and have generally been an early adopter.

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The summer of scooters

Published by Mackie Wealth on Sep 29, 2019

Looking back over the last few months, as summer draws to a close, one of the events that drew the most buzz this summer was the introduction of electric scooters to Calgary’s streets. Two rival California based start-ups ‘Lime’ and ‘Bird’ introduced... Continue reading
Where’s the beef?

Published by Mackie Wealth on Jun 27, 2019

The ‘Beyond Meat’ craze seems to be popping up everywhere these days. From A&W’s launch of the Beyond Meat burger last year to Tim Horton’s recent introduction of a Beyond Meat ‘sausage’ patty in their breakfast sandwich, it is hard to go a day without... Continue reading
Power grids and electric cars vs reality

Published by Mackie Wealth on Jun 13, 2019

My last blog on electric cars received a few comments from readers, which are always welcome. (It is nice to know that people actually read these blogs!) One reader suggested doing an analysis of whether the adoption of electric cars has an overall benefit... Continue reading
Electric cars ‘Endgame’? Not quite yet…

Published by Mackie Wealth on May 07, 2019

Spoiler alert — if you haven’t seen the latest Marvel Avenger’s movie “Endgame”, I’m going to give away a key element of the film… just kidding. I’ll discuss a minor detail regarding some automotive product placement and nothing to do with the actual... Continue reading
Are video games real sports?

Published by Mackie Wealth on Mar 11, 2019

If you have overheard the conversational chatter among teenaged boys recently, the term ‘Fortnite’ has likely come up. They aren’t discussing two-week spans of time, but a massive online video game that might be a sleeper phenomenon for those who aren’t... Continue reading
Reaction to the first self-driving car fatality

Published by Mackie Wealth on Apr 05, 2018

Reaction to the first self-driving car fatality. The recent incident involving a traffic fatality from an Uber self-driving car made headlines around the world and reminded me of my blog from last year on the topic. I wrote that blog almost a year ago... Continue reading
Abundance 360 conference 2018

Published by Mackie Wealth on Mar 02, 2018

A few weeks ago, I attended Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 conference in California and had the privilege to hear a number of fascinating presentations and panel discussions from the likes of Ray Kurzweil (author, inventor and futurist), Astro Teller... Continue reading

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