Jon Kostyniuk

Transportation, Electrical, Technology

Category: Miscellaneous

Big Picture Thinking

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Recently, I had the opportunity to have a call with an old acquaintance of mine, serial entrepreneur Dan Martell.  Aside from personal pleasantries, he made me critically think about ideas for my industry… and ask questions internally… and… that’s a good thing! Big picture thinking is something many of us need to improve on.

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Learn How to Think, Not What to Think

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Have you ever simply seen some new information and passed it along without giving it a second thought?  I’ve been guilty – whether through work, your personal life, or social media.  I’d wager that most of us are similar and don’t take the time to consider new information in our minds through our own “mental anti-virus” program before propagating it back into the world.

Why do we do this?  Much of the time, we are busy people or simply just lazy.  We don’t wish to spend the time to consider whether every piece of information we come across is true or not.  Typically, this is not a big deal, since the vast majority of the information that passes us by each day is simply a potential input to our minds without necessarily outputting it back to others.  While in many cases this is a huge time saver, it can also be the root cause of propagating bad information. Continue reading

Welcome to My Personal Blog

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Hello and thank you for checking out my personal blog!

My name is Jon Kostyniuk and I have worked as a professional engineer for the past 10 years. In that time, I have gained some great experience, while at the same time I am humbled by what I have yet to learn.

I am starting this blog because I thought it was time to begin a conversation on topics that I am interested in and passionate about that transcend what I do on a daily basis in my career. Through the process of this conversation, I hope to learn more and further my experience in the areas of interest discussed here. Continue reading

The Great War Christmas Truce, Lest We Forget

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This year marks the centennial of the Great War, more commonly known today as the World War I (WWI), which began on July 28, 1914. Through Remembrance Day here in Canada and other celebrations performed around the world, one can hardly forget such phrases as never again and lest we forget, or the seminal poem “In Flanders Fields” by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. This Christmas marks what, in my humble opinion, is one of the more significant centennial events from the whole WWI conflict, the Christmas Truce.

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