Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Emotional Aspects of ‘Life in a Startup’

Sure, there’s all the obvious stuff about how you won’t get any sleep when you are working on a startup, how you might end up neglecting your family, friends, girlfriend or boyfriend, how you will need to develop an unimaginable tolerance for risk, how you will have to learn to live in a shoebox or worse – with your co-founder, only to work through nights while eating left over pizza slices… and many more along the same lines.

Even though we know all this; it is always the emotional aspect of startup entrepreneurship that always gets us.

Learning to deal with this early on and being prepared for some low-blows while you build, iterate and make connections, will help you get there faster while saving you some stressful moments. Hopefully.
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123rd Annual Dinner recap – Stolen moments of a few “well dressed clowns”

The 123rd Annual Dinner, a highly anticipated soirée and a premier event in the city of Toronto, was an entertaining and spectacular night as suspected.
It was an absolute honor to have been present at this beautiful gala event hosted by the Toronto Board of Trade, featuring Jian Ghomeshi as MC and Guy Laliberté as the keynote speaker. Yes, this is the one and only Guy Laliberté who founded the famous Cirque du Soleil – watched and enjoyed my millions of people around the world.
Guy began his keynote by coming out on stage, quickly scanning the crowd with red clown noses on, and saying: Wow wow wow, I’ve never seen so many well dressed clowns in my life!
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