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Blind Spots and Biases

Making better business decisions with CultureSmith

hen people point to a lack of funding, poor marketing or a faulty product as the reason behind a business failure, they’re laying the blame on all the wrong reasons, because these are all symptoms, not the disease. “The disease is not knowing your own impact on your own business,” says Shane Wallace, CEO of
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Building an Inclusive Economy

Is your building or business really accessible?

When Sean Crump goes out for dinner or drinks, he’ll always call ahead to confirm that the venue is wheelchair accessible. But even when the reply is “no problem,” he’ll often discover on arrival that there’s a step or two to get in the door, that all the tables are high, or there is no accessible washroom or the washroom is located down a flight of stairs. “That kind of puts a damper on the night,” says Sean, 32, who is a quadriplegic and uses a wheelchair.
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Food Finder App Connects Hungry Kids with Meals

Nonprofit pilot project addressed summer deprivation and nutrition

During the school year, thousands of Calgary kids receive lunches from organizations and nonprofits dedicated to reducing hunger in the city through school meal programs. But when summer hits and kids are out of school, knowing if children are getting the food and support they need or going hungry is more difficult.
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