Yak Shaving?

Definition: The process of performing a series of nested tasks to accomplish a goal, each of which seems necessary in context but becomes less and less linked to the original goal. (source)

A virtual home for Colin McKay. I work in public policy for Google, from an office in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

I’m interested in the intersection between data, social science and public policy.

I remain supremely disappointed that I never heard my name being called during the closing “mirror” segment of Romper Room.

I have used cassette tapes to record music, store data and attempt to communicate emotions.

As always, this material in no way represents the opinions, views, or policies of my employer.