Innovation

Lessons Learned From Quitting My Job

Posted by on October 6th, 2014

The same daily routines, the same scripted conservations, and the toxic environment. For the past 6 years I have been working the same retail job. Upon hearing this, some of my peers would exclaim that they were impressed by my ability to commit to something so fully and to hold a job for so long. […]

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Dear Class of 2018

Posted by on September 29th, 2014

Students of the class of 2018, I hope you find your passion in life. All your dreams can come true if your vision is vivid and your passion is powerful. Greatness awaits. Thank you for the honour of photographing you at the beginning of your first semester. My hope is life goes according to plan […]

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Making it as an Introvert in the Business World

Posted by on September 11th, 2014

List the qualities of successful CEOs. Undoubtedly the list will contain: outgoing, energetic, well-spoken. Naturally, extroverted people are the ones we propel to leadership positions. Extroverts make it seem like they’ve got it all together, or if they haven’t, their personable attitude allows you to trust them to figure it out. Now why is that? […]

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Alumnus takes over the internet with mystery crowdfunding

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

$9 will get you… something. Jordan Bishop (BBA ’13) is running a campaign on Crowdtilt and asking for your blind support. He mysteriously says that it’s “something you will give to someone else” and “you can easily use at least 12 of these within the next 12 months”. There will be 24 unique SKUs to choose from […]

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Has Elon Musk started an intelligence revolution?

Posted by on June 26th, 2014

The greatest inventions have the power to change modern human history and they all start with two things in common. Revolutionary innovations have inventors and, more importantly from the perspective of making money, a 20-year exclusive legal rights document protecting the invention’s intellectual property – a patent. Recently, the course of patent history changed as […]

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Should Student Startups Put Ideas Last?

Posted by on May 29th, 2014

Since 2006, Canadian Universities have been launching student startup incubators at an accelerating rate. In the future, recruiting student entrepreneurs will become more competitive and university startup programs will need to determine ways to attract the right talent. Just look at the programs that have been popping up: With all of this competition, a Canadian University […]

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Dave Inglis Speaks to Communitech About ‘Sobering Up’ Startup Founders

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014

In a frank and thoughtful blog post on March 17, Inglis – who these days works as an instructor and community co-ordinator with LaunchPad in the Communitech Hub – wrote about how the “liquid courage” of emotion can cloud an entrepreneur’s objectivity and increase the odds of failure. Anthony Reinhart caught up with Inglis in the LaunchPad this week […]

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