Hi there, my names Andrew James Walls. I’m a Canadian entrepreneur, writer, and designer. This website is where I share my life’s work including;
- And failures.
Like a public journal where I help others by making sense of my own world.
It’s a project I run on the side of everything else I do. I find it very enjoyable to know that things I create (writing, images, ideas) are useful to other people around me. I intend to run this writing platform in some form for a very long time.
I run a blog, podcast, newsletter, store, and speaking team all centered on leadership, entrepreneurship, design and everyday life. This site acts as a hub for all these different, complementary projects, including my social media and inquiries from strangers.
Aside from writing, I meditate, run marathons, rock climb, scuba dive, pick funny projects to pursue and teach others from what I learn. I love experimenting and “optimizing” my life through meal prepping, trying different daily/weekly/monthly routines and trying to find even more happiness from in myself, and out in the world.
I’m currently attending the Ontario College of Art and Design for Strategic Foresight and Innovation. It’s a Masters of Design degree focused on merging strategy and design using design thinking, business modeling and entrepreneurial methodologies. I love it.
I graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelors of Commerce, majoring in Entrepreneurship and Strategy.
I’ve run several ventures since starting University – Grasping Triumph, Supplify Nootropics, Landing Attempts, GearNomadic, PlantBox and Boardroom Labs. They’re primarily blogs, and e-commerce companies selling travel gear, automated home plant equipment, and containing writing on a variety of different subjects.
I love reading old classics (working my way through this list) and business books like Lean Startup, Business Model Generation, and Running Lean. I make a habit of “deep-reading” business titles like those (extensive notes) and publish book overviews once I’ve finished.
Some of the projects I’m working on now;
- Are a design themed card game to help teach Design Thinking
- An information dashboard for startups to track their search process as they seek problem-solution fit
- And developing a scalable, urban farm/entrepreneurship education model which pairs those in low-income areas with a chance to run their own urban agriculture venture and the knowledge and skills to do it.
Get in touch, or connect with me on social media if you want to collaborate on something and please enjoy what I have to offer.
Let it inspire you to share your own stories with the world.