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Just pitched: The Flying Bunny on the Ellen Show!

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How could Ellen DeGeneres possibly resist? The Flying Bunny a.k.a. Annika Vrklan would be the perfect guest on the Ellen Show especially since Ellen is looking for talented kids under the age of eleven. Here's what I wrote to Ellen: The Flying Bunny Soars At just 8-years-old, Annika Vrklan is taking the skateboarding world by storm. She’s out-skating and out-jumping other kids twice her age in competitions! Here are a few of her accomplishments to date: Guinness World Records Holder (August 2010) Performer in Le Petit Cirque Wunderkinds as a Skateboard Prodigy (June 2012) Appeared as a featured guest on...

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Living in the NOW!

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Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. (author: Benjamin Franklin) My dad spent the last several years of his life waiting for his retirement and he loved to talk about what he would do when he finally hit the magic age of 60 years old. His aim was to finish building the solar panels he designed, construct the 2-seater ultra light airplane he invented, find more time to paint (he was an artist), and become even fitter (he was already in good shape for a man in his late 50’s). My dad’s dreams sustained him. In fact,...

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Prodigies

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When was the last time you watched someone in total awe? I had the pleasure of attending the concert of Evgeny Kissin, a pianist, at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto on the weekend and it was a magical event. Mr. Kissin’s hands seemed to float effortlessly across the keyboard and the music wafting from his fingers was magnificent! I remember piano lessons as a child and struggling with chords, scales and coordinating the pedals along with the tune. It wasn’t pretty and I’m sure my dad’s early hearing loss was caused in part by enduring my daily piano practice. You...

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Passion is Contagious!

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During a recent conference on e-commerce and entrepreneurs, I was asked what qualities I consider essential in entrepreneurs and the first thing that came to mind was “passion”. Why is passion on the top of my list? Because without passion, it’s hard to keep up the energy and commitment required as an entrepreneur to ensure the business succeeds. It is also the quality that distinguishes one business from another. There’s a wonderful quote from the French philosopher, Denis Diderot (1713-1784) that expresses this beautifully: Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. Passion in a leader is...

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Women Entrepreneurs: A Growing Phenomenon

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Living the life of an entrepreneur is crazy. It’s one of the toughest careers I’ve ever pursued but it’s certainly the most rewarding. Are you the entrepreneurial type? Out of curiousity, I did some research to discover the common characteristics of entrepreneurs and here’s a summary: Entrepreneurs are disciplined and self motivated. Entrepreneurs are typically A-type personalities. Entrepreneurs like to be in control. Entrepreneurs possess plenty of self-confidence. Entrepreneurs are passionate about their products or services. Entrepreneurs are determined to succeed in life. Entrepreneurs are able to learn from their own mistakes. Entrepreneurs are willing to keep learning new skills....

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