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Why I Spent A Month In Moldova Working With Young Entrepreneurs

Why I Spent A Month In Moldova Working With Young Entrepreneurs

At the end of October 2018, I boarded a plane to head to Moldova, a small country in Europe most known for wine, walnuts and being the poorest nation in Europe. This was my second time in Moldova and I was excited to be heading back. In April I had the opportunity to provide mentorship and training to youth in…

Fireside: A Different Kind of Conference

Fireside: A Different Kind of Conference

The summer was over, the kids were back in school. That meant it was time for Fireside Conf (#Fireside), a summer camp style retreat event for innovators, entrepreneurs, influencers and investors taking place at Camp Walden located North of Bancroft, Ontario. For those of you unfamiliar with Ontario, Bancroft is about halfway between Barrie and Ottawa, a 3-4 hour drive…

GEC Turkey: How to Build Global Relationships Anywhere

GEC Turkey: How to Build Global Relationships Anywhere

For the past few years I have attended the GEC, otherwise known as the Global Entrepreneurial Congress. This yearly event involves over 160 countries and visits a new location each year. In 2018, the location was Istanbul, Turkey. GEC Turkey, here I come! Turkey is not exactly close to Canada.  It is a 10+ hour plane trip each way. When…

A Fireside Chat with Muhammad Yunus: Social Business

A Fireside Chat with Muhammad Yunus: Social Business

How often do you get to meet someone you admire greatly? The opportunity presented itself to me when CSI, the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, announced a Fireside Chat with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus. Armed with my copy of  A World of Three Zeros and Yunus’s audiobook Building Social Business playing on the radio, I jumped in…