Taking Setbacks to Build Mental Strength

Today is Let’s Talk, a day where we focus on mental wellbeing, which touches on resilience and the need for entrepreneurs to channel setbacks into stepping stones. Tomorrow I will go back to the first lecture, but as today is… Continue Reading →

The Best Teachers are Perennial Students

Not all journeys are straight lines: my first time teaching… at McGill I haven’t posted in over a month, partially because I’ve continued my physiotherapy rehab since injuring myself at a soccer tournament in Dubai back in October, but mainly… Continue Reading →

The Buzzfeed SPAC/IPO Proves Investors and Media Aren’t Used to New Media Content Startups

A Watershed Moment in the history of digital media. Venture back to sometime, circa 2011: I got off the stage after a panel I was moderating when someone came over and said they were a fan. I was elated, thinking… Continue Reading →

Passion, Pride, Perspective & Privilege

When your passion blurs the fine line between pride and hubris, a wake up call will give you the perspective needed to better appreciate your privilege. As entrepreneurs, we tackle challenges, put teams together for a higher purpose. In October… Continue Reading →

Like Investing in Startups and Stocks? This may be your dream job!

Realistically, this person may not exist… but a man can dream! Twenty five years ago, when I entered business school and majored in finance, I didn’t think I would be an entrepreneur. I thought I’d parlay my finance degree to… Continue Reading →

Putting the Human Back Into Human Resources Through DEI & Storytelling: STORYBOLT

This week’s Granicus Profile focuses on a corporate inclusion training company, called StoryBolt. They help facilitate the implementation of diversity, inclusion and belonging through the art of documentary storytelling. They unpack difficult stories, with the hope of shedding light on… Continue Reading →

LARRY: Serving an Aging Population, with a Longer Life Expectancy, That Lives Alone

The sixth instalment of our Granicus Profile series focuses on a hardware and software solutions company, by the name of LARRY. They help provide elderly people, who are living at home, with healthier and safer lives, through an app-controlled series… Continue Reading →

Financial Literacy for Kids with WALO 

Becoming a parent can be scary, but it is also one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer. A child’s best interest is always at the top of a parent’s to-do list, and that includes their financial wellness…. Continue Reading →

A next generation white label API for reward programs & digital exchanges: PHAZE

Part four of our Granicus Group Profile series sheds light on Phaze, a digital value exchange-as-a-service company that specializes in digital gift cards, digital credits and payments, and is based out of Toronto, Ontario. Phaze enables exchanges in 130+ countries… Continue Reading →

Unskippable, Unmissable, Unmatched: CatapultX

Part three of our Granicus Group profiles series focuses on CatapultX. They are an ‘On-Stream Video Monetization & Contextual AI Platform’ who have established a less intrusive, more engaging and more integrated ad experience for viewers. They are an on-stream… Continue Reading →

EarBuds: Music is Better Together

EarBuds is on a mission to transform the way streaming content is experienced, and to enable reliable sources of income for talented creators and artists.

FIFCO: World Corporate Champions Cup of Soccer

Soccer’s popularity is soaring. Tune in this weekend for to watch the World Corporate Champions Cup matches in Dubai where I’ll be representing Team Canada. Three weeks ago, I got a text from Albert Zbili, formerly an economist at the… Continue Reading →

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