Author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan

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 →

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 →

Job opening at WatchMojo: Head of Insights

This would be a dream Job for someone who loves data, community and storytelling. At the heart of WatchMojo’s editorial strategy is the suggest tool, where fans suggest topics and entries. We have started to expand and poll the audience… Continue Reading →

The 3 Cs of Culture: You Can Do the Right Thing

Being good is annoying to others, but it can prove to be your superpower. Nearly twenty years ago, when I couldn’t break into Wall Street or Bay Street after graduating from finance school, I embarked on my career in media…. Continue Reading →

Mbappé: Personal vs Team Glory

Rumor has it that French superstar Kylian Mbappé wants out of Paris Saint-Germain, and this despite – or because – of the prospects of playing on the same team as both Neymar and Lionel Messi, who was brought in after… Continue Reading →

In the End, They’ll Always Let You Down

With some people… if I had a shot every time they said they “had” integrity, I’d be drunk as a sailor… but if I had to down a shot every time I actually “saw” such examples, I’d be sober as… Continue Reading →

How Facebook Lost Its Way

You’d think a post on Facebook on depression and suicide would be showcased to one’s social network, but that isn’t optimal in an ad supported ecosystem where time spent on platforms reigns supreme. Facebook and its subsidiaries are fluid organizations… Continue Reading →

Workaholism, Depression & Suicide: The Hidden Mental Cost of Success & The Healing Power of No

Entrepreneurship is hard in bad times, tougher in good ones. “I’ve lost my mind to the game. Like Vincent Van Gogh. He dedicated his life to his craft, & lost his mind. That’s happening to me. But f*ck It. When… Continue Reading →

YouTube is Worth $500 Billion

Google is valued at $1.6 trillion dollars in market capitalization. YouTube accounts for at least a third of that. I’ve certainly been a YouTube bull since day 1. Back in 2006, right before Google plunked down $1.65 billion for the… Continue Reading →

Can Snowflake Become the Next Salesforce?

Sometimes it’s better to get in early on a company, even if it means the stock will fall in price early on… than getting in after a stock’s meteoric rise, risking you being left holding the bag. Today we look… Continue Reading →

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