Blogs by David Peck

blogs by david peck

  • Shoeshiners model the idea of looking ahead, always looking to the next step

Don’t Blame it On The Rio

“The time of the Elves is over…who will you look to when we’ve gone? The...
  • The almost-euphemistic term "human trafficking" is nothing more than modern slavery; we need social change now

Today Is The Day

August 23rd was the day that UNESCO designated the International Day for the Remembrance of...
  • A simple visit to the ATM made me think about inequality and social change

Inequality and the ATM

So I dropped my son Spencer off at a laser tag birthday party recently. I...
  • Milton Friedman's economics - is that really what we should adhere to? Speaker David Peck takes on economic change.

102 Years From Now

July 31st marks the 102nd anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birthday and I’m wondering if we really...
  • How honest are attacks ads in politics? We need to make social change happen already.

With Compliments

So according to a recent advert I found stuck in my front door, one political...
  • Yoga might not have much to do directly with speaking engagements, but it's definitely helped my state of mind.

X and Sometimes Y Chromosomes

“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one...
  • My dad in the cockpit; his last years were so difficult for both him and us

Gone

My Dad died almost 5 months ago. Below is a version of what I said...
  • Human trafficking - human lives put on sale just as readily as any barcoded merchandise - is scarily present in today's society

Less Human Than Human

On the 20th of February the Oakville Beaver published an article about cracking down on...
  • As I speaker, I love opportunities to hear refreshing viewpoints from up-and-coming politicians like Max Khan

The Future

I met Max Khan recently at a local Starbucks and we enjoyed an overpriced coffee...
  • David Peck writes about the loss of his father, and the impact it has on his relationship with his son

Papa, Ping Pong and the Panama Canal

My Dad always wanted to travel through the Panama Canal. We were close to going...
  • social change for Cambodia is one of David Peck's favorite projects.

A River Changes Course – Message From The Director

“My first trip to Cambodia was in 1998, only seventeen years after my family fled...
  • social change for Cambodia is one of David Peck's favorite projects.

A River Changes Course

Cambodia is in the midst of a massive economic land concessions crisis, resulting in nearly...
  • What’s Good For The Gander Is Not So Good For Most Geese, as keynote speaker David Peck writes

What’s Good For The Gander Is Not So Good For Most Geese

I was at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto recently for several meetings. There was a...
  • Social Change Advocate writes about "Groceries and Growing Up"

Groceries and Growing Up

My son was in a hurry today while we shopped for groceries. Spencer and Victoria...
  • Social Change Advocate writes about "A Happy Meal"

A Happy Meal

Please note that my Father passed away about two weeks after I wrote this piece...
  • Keynoter David Peck writes a blog on "A Not so Radical Shift"

A Not So Radical Shift

Have you ever been shocked out of your complacency? Has your worldview ever been so...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Trudeau and Twitter"

Trudeau and Twitter

Every generation gets a chance to change the world Pity the nation that won’t listen...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Not in my Backyard"

Not In My Backyard

Recently James Moore the Canadian Industry Minister’s comments sparked a wee bit of controversy around...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Clusters Kill"

Clusters Kill

In a November 19th Globe article, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that Canada would...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Because I didn't say so"

Because I Didn’t Say So

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the...
  • Statue of Louis Riel, in "Blankets and the BNA", a blog from speaker David Peck

Blankets and the BNA

“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land....
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Campanelli in Cambodia"

Campanelli in Cambodia

How can you not like or maybe even love, Rick Campanelli? Rick The Temp back in...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Shifting Sand"

Shifting Sand

Imagine standing alone on sinking sand. What a horrible fate that would be. A slow...
  • Among social change advocate David Peck's passions is the nation of Cambodia. This photo was taken at Siem Reap

Jet Lagged

I’ve never liked leaving my home for a trip. It always puts me in a...
  • A shack on the outskirtts of Phnom Penh, accomapnying a blog from speaker David Peck

The Outskirts of Phnom Penh

Today I’m wearing a Tommy shirt that I bought in Toronto for about 28 dollars....
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Closer Together"

Closer Together

So I arrived in Hong Kong and picked up a used copy of the South...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Get A Life"

Get A Life

My son and his second cousin, third removed or something like that had been playing...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Water Doesn't Always Bring Life"

Water Doesn’t Always Bring Life

“Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.” Mark Twain One billion dollars in damage says...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "Recycling Blues"

Recycling Blues

We live in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to fix...
  • Catch speaker David Peck's blog "What are the Odds"

What Are The Odds?

Chaing Mai has an almost peaceful bustle to it. No frenetic hurry here. A South...
  • Keynote Speaker and Social Change advocate David Peck has his book "Real Change is Incremental" available now on Amazon

Real Change: Is Incremental

Coming Soon.   ABOUT THE BOOK Real Change is Incremental is a broad-ranging collection of...
  • Making real change with the Ychange Conference

We’re Changed – Lessons from yChange 2011

Early reports from attendees confirm that yChange Vancouver was a great day! Roughly 200 people joined...
  • Catch David Peck's blog "Spare Change"

Spare Change

“…A small spark can set an entire jungle ablaze.” Tibetan Saying So we just got...
  • Catch David Peck's blog "Digital Citizens"

Digital Citizens

Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all...
  • Catch David Peck's blog "H2Opportunities"

H2Opportunities

I’m writing this from DC at the Interaction conference. It’s a gathering of about 1,000...
  • Catch David Peck's blog "Damn Slunk"

Damn Slunk

“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in...
  • Catch David Peck's blog "Cardboard Creativity"

Cardboard Creativity

When many of us consider the idea of a cardboard house, we have fond memories...
  • Catch David Peck's blog "No Shoes"

No Shoes

Recently, a small group of us from Oakville met at a Church early morning to...
  • Catch David Peck's blog "Table 23"

Table 23

It’s not even a week past World AIDS Day and already it’s become old news....
  • Does social media keeps us from real relationships? Catch David Peck's blog "FB me"

FB me

“Facebook me and maybe we can go out for a drink later.” It’s the line...