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Maestro Fresh Wes: Make History
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There’s a lot of hyperbole in music journalism and admittedly words like “icon” and “legend” are used quite liberally. But that’s not the case when talking about Maestro Fresh Wes. Credited with being the godfather of Canadian rap, his 1989 Symphony in...
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Tom Jackson: Giving Back to Our Communities
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Tom Jackson has spent more than 40 years working as an actor and musician. He’s had roles on hit shows like North of 60, Shining Time Station, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Law and Order and more. He’s also been in numerous films and including an...
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Bif Naked: Whatever It Takes
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Widely regarded as one of Canada’s most iconic rock musicians, Bif Naked has a slew of chart-topping singlesand gold and platinum-selling albums to her name. Throughout her career, she’s shown an incredible willingness to do whatever it takes to make things happen. Some...
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Rick Campanelli: Grabbing Life by the Horns
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Many of us were first introduced to Rick Campanelli in 1994 when he beat out 8,000 other applicants as part of MuchMusic’s temp contest. From those early days as “Rick the Temp” to becoming one of the station’s best-loved personalities...
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Scott Stratten: Building Relationships on Social Media
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Named one of the “Top Five Social Media Influencers in the World” by Forbes, Scott Stratten is an expert in viral, social and authentic marketing. He’s written five best-selling business books and co-hosts the podcast UnPodcast, which is billed as...
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Don Tapscott: Blockchain and P&C Insurance
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To call Don Tapscott’s resume impressive is a massive understatement. Ranked the second most influential Management Thinker and the top Digital Thinker in the world by Thinkers50, he’s authored 16 books including his most recent offering, Blockchain Revolution: How the...
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David Usher: Opening New Opportunities
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Music was among the first industries to be digitally disrupted. And while this created problems when it became widespread in the early 2000s for record labels and many musicians, for David Usher it opened new opportunities. As both the frontman...
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Cyber Crimes are Closing Small Businesses: Our Chat with Gary Davis from McAfee
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In our world of data sharing, issues of privacy and security are ongoing topics of concern for individuals and businesses alike. From downloading damaging viruses to hackers seeking sensitive information such as SIN numbers, cyber security has become vital in...
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Helena Morrissey: Taking the Uneasy Road
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One of UK’s top female finance executives, Helena Morrissey spent 15 years as CEO of Newton Investment Management and is currently head of personal investing at Legal and General Investment Management. In 2010, she found the 30% Club – an...
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Mitch Joel: Brands as Customer Advocates
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Data breaches continue to make headlines as more and more Canadian businesses become increasingly dependent on technology. A recent report from Risk Based Security ranked Canada third globally in the number of data breaches for the first half of 2018....
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