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NFQ !!

NFQ !!

I founded my first company over two decades ago, on a couple of credit cards and a dream (at the time, we referred to it as a “wing and a prayer” … now we prefer to remember it as a “vision for global leadership” *lol*). After 2 economic cycles, 3 major rounds of financing, 3 business model changes, and 2 “perfect storms”, I have reached the conclusion that “success” and “failure” are

 

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Mission From MaRS: Taking Climate Action

Mission From MaRS: Taking Climate Action

As I post this video from my speech 12 months ago on Feb 7, 2020 at the Canadian Club, it is hard to remember that there was a time before the COVID-19 pandemic, the subsequent black swan economic catastrophe and the global reckonlng on anti-black and systemic racism that has swept our organizations and our communities.  But in re-watching this […]

 

Capital

My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

I had the pleasure of being invited by my friend Razor Suleman, to speak on the main stage of the Sony Centre during the Elevate Tech Festival, about our window of opportunity to leverage our innovation economy to chalk up wins for Canada on the global stage.  It’s something that I am passionate about, and it is the reason why […]

 

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Lest we forget …

Lest we forget …

Today is Remembrance Day. On this day, we honour those who have made great sacrifices while serving our country. Canada is a beacon of liberty throughout the world thanks to the brave service people who have dedicated their lives to our country. We live in a liberal democracy in one of the best countries in the world. Even here … especially here, we must always remember […]

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NFQ !!

NFQ !!

I founded my first company over two decades ago, on a couple of credit cards and a dream (at the time, we referred to it as a “wing and a prayer” … now we prefer to remember it as a “vision for global leadership” *lol*). After 2 economic cycles, 3 major rounds of financing, 3 business model changes, and 2 “perfect storms”, I have reached the conclusion that “success” and “failure” are

by × November 9, 2022 × 5 comments
My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

My Manifesto for Canadian Innovation …

I had the pleasure of being invited by my friend Razor Suleman, to speak on the main stage of the Sony Centre during the Elevate Tech Festival, about our window of opportunity to leverage our innovation economy to chalk up wins for Canada on the global stage.  It’s something that I am passionate about, and it is the reason why […]

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Canada’s Chance to Lead the Climate Economy | MediaPlanet @NationalPost

Canada’s Chance to Lead the Climate Economy | MediaPlanet @NationalPost

MediaPlanet @NationalPost Dec 16, 2020 5:00 PM EDT Yung Wu, CEO of MaRS Discovery District — North America’s largest urban innovation hub — discusses how cleantech ventures are poised to play a key role in the transition to a sustainable future. Of all the climate-change solutions out there, why are you so passionate about cleantech? Defeating climate change requires many […]

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How will the global economy recover from COVID-19?

How will the global economy recover from COVID-19?

The past six months have had a catastrophic impact on the global economy and recovery will require serious collaboration between private and public sectors. It’s hard to believe, but even though many countries have been shut down for months, we are still in the COVID-19 response phase. However, I do believe the innovation economy –– where we’ve seen so much […]

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Remembering …

Remembering …

On this long weekend, I am remembering both my father, Chi-Houn and my mother, Shuyin. We lost them both within 3 months of each other, and I miss them terribly. My father and mother were amongst the finest science and engineering minds ever produced by Taiwan. My father, Chi-Houn (“John”) was gifted with a photographic memory and an incredible intellect as […]

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Mission From MaRS: Taking Climate Action

Mission From MaRS: Taking Climate Action

As I post this video from my speech 12 months ago on Feb 7, 2020 at the Canadian Club, it is hard to remember that there was a time before the COVID-19 pandemic, the subsequent black swan economic catastrophe and the global reckonlng on anti-black and systemic racism that has swept our organizations and our communities.  But in re-watching this […]

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KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive

KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive

KPMG Re-Entry Show: Innovating to Thrive Talking about COVID-19 pandemic and how to think about the recovery while hanging out with my friends, Armughan Ahmad (President & Managing Partner, Digital, KPMG) and Dr. Kamran Khan (CEO & Founder, BlueDot). Watch the show here.

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OpEd: America, you’re making a big mistake on immigration. And Canada thanks you | Fortune Magazine

OpEd: America, you’re making a big mistake on immigration. And Canada thanks you | Fortune Magazine

Yung Wu OpEd Fortune Magazine June 29, 2020 5:00 PM EDT Strictly speaking, America, we Canadians should be quietly thanking you for your self-destructive immigration policies. They benefit Canada immensely. But friends tell you when you make a mistake. And you’re making a giant one by hardening your borders and your hearts to talented newcomers. Last week, President Trump issued a sweeping […]

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OpEd: A lesson from Canada: Startups can lead the economic recovery | VentureBeat

OpEd: A lesson from Canada: Startups can lead the economic recovery | VentureBeat

Yung Wu OpEd VentureBeat Big Tech has generally done well in this pandemic. Zoom, Slack, Netflix, Amazon – these are the COVID economy’s big winners. But the experience for startup tech companies, on the other hand, has been altogether different. Venture capital is drying up. Silicon Valley companies have laid off thousands of workers in a reckoning The New York […]

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