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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Thank you Mr. Churchill!

I came across this quote the other day.  It struck me on so many levels.

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."  - Winston Churchill

Either that's V for victory or..."I still have my two fingers..."

It also made me think about the roll of what an entrepreneur really is.  With the rise of over credentialization, it seems that even the local university now has an "Entrepreneur program".  I came across someone during a cellphone purchase who was in the program and was given a phone and support for his app development.

It seems to me anathema to go to university to learn how to be an entrepreneur.  At least that is the way I've found it.   A university doesn't seem to me like the sort of place where you learn to embrace failure, roll with tough breaks, and take a unique path that many others dare not tread.  As I've found and experienced in university, you learn, regurgitate, cite/reference and essentially jump through as many administrative hoops of burning glass to be done with your degree for the hope of a higher education and asking salary.  Well I guess the hope bit is the common theme.

Still, some how the thought of institutionalized entrepreneurship just makes me shudder.   Though I'm sure another viewpoint and some more light could be shed on this.  I'll let you know in a bit.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Toronto Taste 2012 - Here we GO!

We're back helping out Second Harvest for their Toronto Taste 2012!  The date has been moved up to May 27th and I'm super excited to be given the opportunity to volunteer my time with Second Harvest.  It reminds me of one of the most admirable things about Second Harvest, they are focused and committed in their mission to help others and they mean business!

Its going to be interesting since I expect I will be having a new arrival some time before or after that too!  It will be interesting to see how this coming May will work out!

Not surprisingly I am looking forward to that 16 hour day in the heart of downtown and watching the ROM turn into an amazing venue.  The magic feeling for me always comes the beginning and at the end of the event during teardown.    I'll keep you posted on how it goes and the build up leading to the event lead by such fantastic people.

CHECK IT OUT! - http://www.secondharvest.ca/