Victoria Lennox is the upbeat and extremely kind CEO of Startup Canada. This is an organization which works tirelessly to make ours a more entrepreneurial country, from a policy and culture perspective. Keep in mind Victoria co-founded Startup Canada fewer than five years ago, and put into context, it is a household name for everyone involved in the Canadian entrepreneurship community. Continue reading
Settlement Co.’s team graciously let me sit in on their exclusive coffee workshop yesterday. For those unfamiliar with the brand, S.Co is a new coffee roaster and shop in Uptown Waterloo. The experience was fantastic, and I learned a lot of tips we can adopt. Read on to get caffeinated the better way. Continue reading
Michael Bociurkiw is a two-time TEDx speaker. His career’s track record includes a spokesperson role with UNICEF, work with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, and Forbes. And Michael runs a travel website, for those who want to escape the tourist bubble. We recorded this interview late last year, and I am excited to finally be posting it.
In store for you are: an awesome story, an excuse to feed your wanderlust, and advice on nurturing professional relationships (the right way). Every time I read through it I find a new bit of gold. Continue reading
My friend Sarthak says the most outrageous things. And the guy is wildly popular for it. Why? Continue reading
I was getting my taxes done with my family’s accountant a few weeks ago, and I asked her about how to accurately keep records related to my side-hustle (freelance writing). Talking about what I do turned out to be an awesome move, because my accountant’s husband was coincidentally looking to hire a writer. Continue reading
Sending emails was pretty much reserved for a) inviting people for 100 Cups of Coffee interviews b) asking my professors about assignments. It just wasn’t a big thing in my life. Can you relate?
Fast forward to the end of my internship – four months – and I’ve sent more emails than I have in my entire life. Since we organized events where I worked, I sometimes spent days inviting people to come out, to partner with us, etc. Entire. Days. And I’ve picked up a few interesting tricks. Continue reading
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Finally back on the Waterloo campus after a very enlightening internship and can’t wait to share the lessons learned.
Warning: the lessons picked up weren’t wrapped with a pretty bow presented free on my desk every morning. So enjoy as I make my experiences and self a case study over the next few weeks.
P.S. What do you guys think of doing a book giveaway? Read a couple awesome ones, but there’s no point hoarding them. Shoot me a twitter (@danathexclass) message if you want a new book to read!