Our ability to invent sets us apart. Being creative is something we are taught. Being a visionary,I believe is something we acquire through experience. Which of these two is most valuable? Imagination is a trait we encourage in children. Ingenuity is not taught, but is part of our character. Invention is only possible when it is used to produce or create. Being creative and taking a vision to fruition is the greatest of accomplishments. Ideas without follow through are puffs of smoke. Taking an idea and transforming it to a product, a tool and invention takes a belief in our abilities. All of this is something we can learn and must strive to achieve. Without it dreams would just disappear like morning dew.
My career began as a co-op student at the University of Waterloo . My first professional job was with Algoma Steel , an illustrious company in Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario. The job started in January 1980, working for the MIS department in their Database Administration group. Winter in the Sault are legendary, for those of you who don't know where Sault Ste. Marie I welcome you to look it up and see the winter temperatures. The company, the people and the job experience was great, and I was pleased and happy to be asked to return for a second work-term the following year, this time in the fall a glorious time to be in Algoma and experience the fall colours of Agawa Canyon . Following this wonderful experience my next company job was with Canada Trust in their IT Headquarters in London, Ontario. Further south, and again a great company, exceptional professionals and fulfilling job roles for a student yet to complete his degree. I worked with the credit card processing, mortgages a