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Why are Canadian children still on no-fly lists – and what can be done?

It’s New Year’s Eve and our six-year-old son is teeming with excitement to go watch his beloved Montreal Canadiens play in the NHL Winter Classic.

Before he can board the flight from Halifax, he must wait to be cleared to fly by Air Canada. He was flagged on the Canadian no-fly list.

Having experienced this same scenario numerous times since Adam was six weeks old, we tweeted asking Air Canada why our six-year-old Canadian-born child was on the DHP (“deemed high-profile”) ...
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Respect Your Elders When it Comes to Social Media

Today, technology is moving so quickly even “digital natives” who grew up with it have a tough time keeping pace. Although our capacity to consume or digest information is the same as it was 50 or 500 years ago, the sheer quantity of information and content is now coming at us a much greater pace than we’ve ever faced before.

Too many professionals, “social media” may have a negative connotation associated with it. Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn? All a waste of time? Nothing but pure nar...
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Why You Shouldn’t Read Adam Grant’s Originals

Three books that are amongst the best that I have read are Quiet by Susan Cain, The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann, and Give & Take by Adam Grant. These books have spurred widespread discussion and, personally, made me re...
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Want to Light a Fire Under Kids? Foster Any Entrepreneurial Spark

 

“You can’t start a fire. You can’t start a fire without a spark.
This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark.”
Bruce Springsteen, “Dancing in the Dark”

When our kids show talent (spark) or innovation we need to nurture and foster it. We need to encourage and inspire them. Sometimes those inspirations come in unforeseen ways and from unlikely of places. One of those places is a startup I recently met in Winnipeg ...
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