Deleted Answers From My Interview At Twitter

Photo captured by the talented Mark Frias of Student Life Network. Click to see more of his work.

Photo captured by the talented Mark Frias of Student Life Network. Click to see more of his work.

The following is more specific to getting hired at Twitter than the universally applicable career advice you’ll find in my SLN interview version.

This is an interview with Justin Vandenberg, Twitter’s Canadian Account Executive. Interview time was 47 minutes. The transcription was close to 5,000 words. Some soundbites just didn’t make it into the SLN interview, so here are the outtakes.

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FI Director Kamal Hassan On Mistakes, Once-In-A-Lifetime Chances, & Why Not To Start A Company

Kamal and his wife, Ilona.

Kamal and his wife, Ilona.

Our previous interview was with a startup founder named Harry, who dropped out of school to grow Medella Health. It’s fitting that Kamal’s story follows, because he’s a reminder staying in school isn’t poison to success. Kamal graduated top of his class at INSEAD (international school for business) and near top of his class at Queen’s (Engineering Physics). Continue reading

Startup Canada’s CEO Victoria Lennox on Hustle, Success & What She Learned From Her First Job

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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

Networking, Real Human Connections & Travel With TEDx Speaker Michael Bociurkiw | 100 Cups of Coffee


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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