I never fully understood racism in the United States until May 25, 2020. At least not from the point of view of an American Black person, maybe intellectually but certainly not viscerally. That happened just hours before I learned of George Floyd’s murder, when I watched the video of Amy Cooper in Central Park.
I grew up in Toronto, in Scarborough – arguably the most ethnically and racially diverse part of an already highly diverse city. If I review my history of facing racism in Toronto, I can think of exactly three overtly racist events in my 23 years in Canada.
A side effect of being alive is that bad things happen.
This is the story of Ryan Keay, who at 38, started on a fitness path that eventually led him to race in Spartan obstacle courses, while shedding 50lbs along the way. In this highly inspiring interview, Ryan and I talk about what made him start and what it took to get to where he isContinue reading “Pushing Fitness Beyond Mental and Physical Limits”
If you are currently in the mood to simply stay in your pajamas and check Twitter every 5 minutes or just cut out the world and cuddle your family, then go for it. You do what you need to do to survive some of the worst weeks of our lives. However, if you are lookingContinue reading “Five Ways to Level Up Your Life Using New-found Extra Time in Quarantine”
This is the story of Joanne Dong, an independent consultant, currently focused on solving challenging problems in US Healthcare using technology. In this in-depth interview, Joanne and I speak about her journey from growing up in communist China to becoming a consultant and the many pivots she made along the way.
This is the story of Vidya Thangirala, a true world traveler, who started a new life in New York City in her mid-30s. And over the last three years made it her new home. In this interview we discuss what it is like to build a new life in one of the busiest and mostContinue reading “Starting Over in New York City”
I have been trying to build a life long exercise habit before turning 40 and I am about 10 weeks into a 6 month (plus the rest of my life) process. I can honestly say, I exercise now nearly every day (confession – I did stop when on vacation). In this post, I’ll quickly summarizeContinue reading “5 Steps for Building an Exercise Habit”
In honor of International Women’s Day, here are 15 quotes by some of the most interesting and inspirational women out there – businesswomen, journalists, comediennes & politicians. Let their words inspire today as we celebrate women everywhere.
This is the story of Dan Lee, co-founder of Qalius and CTO of Pllenty. He had the heart of an entrepreneur before being an entrepreneur was in fashion and Toronto became the Tech and Innovation hub that it is today. In this interview I pick Dan’s brain about what it takes to be a TechContinue reading “What it Takes to Be a Tech Entrepreneur”