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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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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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Neil C. Hughes (The Tech Blog Writer) – Podcast 917

Neil C. Hughes (The Tech Blog Writer) – Podcast 917

MaRS Discovery District is a not-for-profit corporation founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2000. Its stated goal is to commercialize publicly funded medical research and other technologies with the help of local private enterprises and as such is a public-private partnership. They support 1300+ startups working in cleantech, healthtech, fintech AI, and many more. In the past couple of years, […]

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Parsing the Venture landscape

Parsing the Venture landscape

I have been searching for a practical breakdown of the various sources for venture capital, in a way that can be easily digested by typical entrepreneurs as they navigate through each of the major breakpoints in the life cycle of their ventures.  This post by Manu Kumar from K9 Ventures, probably does the best job I’ve seen of making this […]

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Plan for the Worst … Hope for the Best !!

Plan for the Worst … Hope for the Best !!

Most entrepreneurs that I have met have the innate gift of being able to “Hope for the best”, to suspend disbelief and to trust in their personal ability to build successes out of their ideas. Their belief in their ability to turn “perceived limitations” into “enabled possibilities” is a key trait that fuels entrepreneurs to travel where others fear to […]

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Long live entrepreneurs !!!

Long live entrepreneurs !!!

Perhaps a contrary point of view, but I believe that the current market and economic turmoil makes it a very exciting time to be an entrepreneur and to bet on entrepreneurs, and will eventually be quite beneficial to their businesses. Gone are the days, especially in the B2B environment, when customers can afford to ignore a “better mousetrap” (especially where they drive in-year cost reductions or productivity improvements), or make

by × April 14, 2011 × 8 comments
NFQ Entrepreneur’s Playbook

NFQ Entrepreneur’s Playbook

We hold these truths to be self-evident” — well maybe in the case of the US Declaration of Independence, but not necessarily in the case of what it takes to start, build and scale-up companies to reach critical mass.  Why is it that in most cases, that entrepreneurs that found companies rarely make the transformation into being the CEOs that grow the enterprises to critical mass?  Or that so many start-ups fail, after tremendous initial growth?  After going

by × January 14, 2011 × 2 comments