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Billie Carn

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The Internet of Humanity [IoH]

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 4:24 PM

How is the Internet impacting the human being? Ever since the beginning of technology humans have expanded new forms of connection. Modernism and alterations have influenced a greatly linked world. Alexander Graham Bell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg; each one of these innovators have bridged...

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How to Live After You Die -- Remembering Steve Jobs.

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 6:59 PM

"What inspires us most are ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. We appreciate when someone has the ability and willingness to be selfless, creative, innovative, or just dares to be different. Mother Teresa. Gandhi. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of them were ordinary people who decided that the world...
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Creating New Cultures of Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 1:29 PM

"Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared." - J.K....
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There's Nothing Better Than Being in Love...With Your Job!

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Have you ever noticed people who are in love light up when they talk about the person they are in love with? Well exactly the same happens for people who love what they do. They get excited, their voice raises a pitch, they're animated and you can't shut them up....

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Learning from Leaders

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 12:47 PM

The Beedie School of Business, aspires to create and communicate powerful ideas in order to educate and inspire the founders, leaders, and managers of organizations that are internationally competitive, locally responsive, and sustainable. Hence the CKNW CEO Series, hosted by Bill Good. This year...

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GROW - The Future of Business: The Intersection of Design and Entrepreneurial Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 4:10 PM


"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Goethe

Roger Martin in The Design of Business: Why design thinking is the next competitive advantage, states that to innovate and win, companies need to consider...

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Innovation and the Future of Retail

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 4:37 PM

The Company of Young Professionals (CYP) is a leadership development program of The Vancouver Board of Trade, which connects emerging young professionals in the Greater Vancouver area. CYP members are committed to improving the community, creating strong relationships, developing themselves and developing the people around them....

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Martin Luther Had a Dream -- Not a Plan

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 12:26 PM


Fifty years ago today Martin Luther King said these powerful words: "I have a dream."

Strangely enough he most definitely did not say "I have a plan." Language sends a powerful message. Yet somehow in the world of leadership and business today these words...

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Hotel Innovations

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 2:16 PM

Hotel Innovations.

Innovation has been defined in a number of ways and one is - taking something and making it better and a way of making something better is often by doing things differently.

Visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition: Grand Hotel - Redesigned Modern Life it fast...

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Vancouver Creatives Need More Play for Young and Old Alike

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 1:33 PM

Vancouver has an abundance of amazing creative talent, which was on display at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2013 - Vancouver's greatest show and tell. And boy were they showing and telling!

The array of displays were like an assault on on your senses, inspiring you to...

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The Krazy Ones

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 7:52 AM

Reading Obliquity by John Kay at the moment. It's all about why our goals are best achieved indirectly. What has been particularly compelling so far is the fact that people, who seek happiness and those who seek to make their business profitable, often do so in oblique ways. They actually...

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Dalai Lama: 18 Rules of Living

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Over a decade ago, the Dalai Lama proposed the 18 Rules of living, a set of simple yet philosophical pointers to aid the journey to living a fulfilling and worthwhile life. Anyone deemed to be successful in life appears to display an array of distinct qualities.

Some people have...

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No Regrets aka 'Live your life AWESOME!

(1) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 11:41 AM

According to the British Heart Foundation each of us has on average up to six regrets and spend roughly five days a year dwelling on them.

So what are the top 10 regrets?

1. Not travelling more and seeing more of the world.
2. Not keeping in touch...

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