Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BC Children's Hospital Hoodies at Costco

Check out the snappy hoodies at your local Costco. All proceeds go to BC Children's Hospital. I just picked up 25 for our staff (and one for Sandy and the kids)


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Conscious Capitalism - We can make a difference!

This week I was in Boston for the Conscious Capitalism Conference. 

Conscious Capitalism has been a passion of mine for many years. Here at Costless we call it KARMIC CAPITALISM. How-ever it is named, the movement has impacted me deeply in how we run our organization and ultimately how we leave our mark on this world. To learn more click here.
Dr. Rajendra Sisodia
If you are interested in learning more feel free to reach out to me, or pick up the book "Firms of Endearment."  The author, Dr. Rajendra Sisodia, is a founder of the movement and you can learn more about him here. 

I was thrilled to meet some of my corporate heroes at the conference.
Kip Tindell
Chip Conley

I have mentioned his book PEAK in the past - well worth the read.

The conference was inspiring as always and I was able to meet some great new friends. Please take a moment to learn more about this fantastic movement in corporate culture. It's starting to become a 25 year over night success story ;-)


Monday, May 14, 2012

Who Knew LULU?

At Costless we are driven to build the best corporate culture. Another company with killer corporate culture is Lululemon and I wanted to learn as much about their early days when the company was small. How did they build such an incredible culture from day one.

After a few calls from people I knew that were friends with Chip Wilson the founder, I was introduced to one of the first 20 employees. He preferred not to have his comments in print or recorded, but he was generous and spent an hour walking us thru the exciting early days at Lululemon.

If there was just one thing that resonated with us as he told story after story was that it was an evolution, organic and in scripted. Having the right people who were passionate about the dream and had the right values is what created the culture and Chip was at the center of that.

I left the call knowing we were on the right path to building as great a culture as Lululemon - or possibly better now that we know where they made mistakes.

Cheers and always learning

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Frogs and Dragons!

Costless customers will recognize our unique red or green totes we use to deliver orders in.

A local company FrogBox has taken the tote idea to a new level by making a business of renting the totes to people who are moving. And they have become quite a success story by getting a deal on the CBC show Dragons Den.
Doug is the founder of Frog Box. Doug and I have met several times and as entereprenurs we had some fun ideas on how to work together promoting our brands.

Have a look at our latest Costless Express and Frog Box promotion.

Who knows, you might see me on Dragons Den soon ;-)


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Drum Roll Please!

The biggest news this year is........( drum roll please) ..........Our New Web Site is Here!!

We are all very proud of the teamwork and accomplishments we have made during this project over the past year.

Our goal from the beginning was to leap into the front as a world class e-commerce company with best in class technology and features. I know we have made our mark on this goal but will continue to add features and speed for a long time to come. The site was build fully in house so we have total control over ever aspect and this will be our main advantage. As we receive customer feedback and requests, we can make changes and stay in front of our competition.

Have a peek now and tell us what you think.