Articles By Ashley Huffman

What you need to know about Pokémon Go

You can’t escape Pokémon Go, much like Game of Thrones spoilers. Could anyone have ever predicted the unexpected insanity of Pokémon of all things? Not Nintendo, based on some complaints about launch initial

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Experts on why you should stop listening to experts

If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? More than likely not. Yet, if a famous entrepreneur gave you advice, you would more than likely follow it with little reservation. Although

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Startup TO: Why ‘The Six’ can compete with Silicon Valley for startup success

There’s an allure to Silicon Valley. The namesake TV series and movies about its history like the Social Network, show a scrappiness and drive of bustling entrepreneurs. That deep down go-getter attitude, mixed with

Published on: April 26th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Celebrating Facebook’s 12th Anniversary

12 years ago today, the world changed forever. An opportunity was churned into an idea, and that idea is what turned PHP code into a thing. That thing being Facebook. From that point on,

Published on: February 4th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

Four hiring tips for scaling your startup team

You’ve proven your concept. You’ve created predictable systems. You’ve got sustainable profits. But, you can no longer satisfy demand. It sounds like your startup is ready to scale. Before you jump right in

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

How to lead a successful startup: Erin Bury, 88 Creative

While rank is synonymous with the military and C-level is synonymous with corporations, hierarchy and startups go together like oil and water. In a startup, titles aren't used as an outlet for ego boosting.

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

How to be a boss: Laura Robinson, Microsoft

Being a boss is about more than just a title on a business card. It takes a careful mix of "ingredients," time and effort. Much like a favourite recipe, it too can become

Published on: June 5th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

‘Thanks Mom’: Stories from 12 successful women in tech

What's the secret behind a successful career in tech? Is it the friends you make in elementary school, the college you go to or simply the whims you choose to follow along the way? Turns out, it

Published on: May 11th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

6 initiatives making it ‘cool’ to be a woman in tech

Girls love technology. The thing is, there’s still a disconnect between tech being seen as cool for girls. While some girls don’t care and shake it off, others succumb to peer pressure and

Published on: May 4th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

How Chinese New Year can impact your import business

In 2008, I learned in-person just how seriously China takes its New Year festivities. For one entire week (non-stop) there were fireworks and firecrackers going off across Shanghai, the city I lived and

Published on: February 9th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

Creativity and ingenuity know no bounds at UofTHack

In school you typically learn new things, do projects about them, get marked, and nothing else comes out of it. It doesn’t turn into anything. All that work gets put into a binder or

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Ashley Huffman

2015 predictions: The future of Canadian retail

In 2015, the face of retail in Canada will drastically change into showroom style boutiques and branded ecosystems - creating new opportunities for brands, distributors and retailers to engage consumers in-person and virtually

Published on: December 16th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

How Softchoice has embraced the decentralization of IT

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in how IT has been characterized, managed and centralized.  For the longest time, IT teams have been known as the gatekeepers of

Published on: October 17th, 2014 Ashley Huffman

How to effectively outsource IT projects

Besides humans, your company’s telecommunication network is your most important asset. If you take a second to think about it, every aspect of your business is connected to a network. It allows your

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

What a hackathon can teach your company about agility

Trying to stay relevant in 2014 can feel pretty impossible. If you’re a frequent viewer of Mashable.com and Gizmodo.com, the pace at which things happen is staggering. Luckily, the secret behind this agility

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Ashley Huffman