Daniel Ho is a fairly common name it seems. So...
Who am I?
This Daniel Ho is a Toronto, Canada based:
• Father and husband
• Management Consultant
• Amateur photographer
• Avid cyclist
• Lover of books
• Brewer of coffee
• Slave driver of technology
• Bon Vivant
What I've done
Things thing Daniel Ho is or has been:
• Entrepreneurial whiz kid
• Fad promoter
• Science nerd (yes, he has won science fairs)
• Lab rat
• Operator in fat rendering plant (worst job ever!)
• Professional photographer
• Professional beer lab tech
• Professional accountant
• Finance nerd
• Amateur classical musician
• Expert on La Pavoni espresso machines
This Daniel Ho is NOT...
• Grammy winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist
• The guy on Discovery TV trying to "save you from domestic perfection!"
Rules I Live by
(besides the Golden Rule that your parents taught you as a child)
• GIVE VALUE by helping other people achieve their goals and dreams.
• BE PASSIONATE and LOVE what you do.
• BE THE BEST at what you do.
• ESTABLISH LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS.
• HAVE FUN everyday.
See my LinkedIn Profile for the current deal on the business side of things. Here's a quick rundown...
I'm the Managing Director at Matrix Meridian Corporation. We're a Toronto based management consultancy specializing in information technology initiatives. What this means is that I manage a team of biz nobs and geeks.
Together we provide research, strategy, implementation, and support services for computer related matters. Our real interest lies in the demystification and application of powerful new technologies to fill the needs of our clients.
While we have large financial institutions and government agencies as clients, we also have a growing practice involving various non-profits, and labour unions.
Take a look and let me know if you think we can work together.
• Photography. I used to be a big film buff, but now I'm addicted to digital.
• Pavoni Europiccola espresso machines. This is the how-to page that I created more than a decade ago, and I'm STILL getting email from other owners. It is probably time to update the site. [10/08/20 - I just did update it! Take a look here.. How to Use a La Pavoni Manual Lever Espresso Machine
• Watches. Yes, wristwatches. I know it is archaic but there is something comforting about having a well running mechanical timepiece on your wrist. That said, I am a bit fond of nice quartz watches too. Don't tell any of the watch geeks out there that I said that! Timezone.com is probably THE authoritative source on the web...not to mention the fact that they are one of our long-term clients. :-)
I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my long suffering wife, The Kid and a couple of cats (although The Kid is angling for a dog...apparently a REALLY BIG dog!)?
Update (October 18, 2010): The really big dog turned out to be not so large, but is very cute!