Wizof.Biz with the support of KPMG Enterprises ran a stellar event on July 24, 2013, bringing together a incredible panel of Dragon’s Den alumni. It was an amazing success! Here are a few of the photos that were taken that day:
One article that recently caught my eye, is from the The Globe & Mail, entitled “Ten Ways To Avoid Burnout At Work”, by Harvey Schachter. This piece intrigued me in part, because it tells the story of a young enterpreneur, Andrew Dumont, who at the age of 18 left school to launch his startup Tatango.com.
Andrew shares with us his own experience with burnout. He further explains that it is something that we all experience but are often unable to spot.“Ten Ways To Avoid Burnout At Work”, shows you how to recognize the first signs of burnout, followed by ten simple ways to avoid it at work. These tips will help keep you at the top of your game, while not forgetting to come out and play.
For another ten tips, check out “10 Surefire Ways to Avoid Burnout” by Bruna Martinuzzi on OpenForum.com. It’s the same theme and another great set of advice for all the entrepreneurs out there who are feeling overwhelmed.
“Business Wisdom – Beyond Dragon’s Den”
presented by WizOf.Biz and sponsored by KPMG Enterprise
“…It’s one thing to read about Dragons and another to meet them.
-Ursula K. Le Guin, a Wizard Of Earthsea.
On July 24, 2013, KPMG Enterprise and WizOf.Biz have come together to create unique afterwork perks! We would like you to join us for what will be the first in a series of Afterworkshop events. In running this interactive business series we are providing SMEs and entrepreneurs like yours, to have the opportunity to learn from alumni of Dragon’s Den and KPMG Enterprise seasoned professionals in a lively, interactive and open environment. A dynamic question and answer period will give you the chance to interact directly with some of Canada’s best and brightest entrepreneurial minds. You will learn directly what it’s like to be on Dragon’s Den and walk away with some practical tools needed to succeed on the show and beyond.
This Afterworkshop series will give you an opportunity to network with like-minded business professionals and provide you with information you can use to help advance your enterprise. You will also have a chance to take part in a series of applied learning labs as well as share best practices in a dynamic and relaxed manner. The event will feature keynote speakers, expert panels and of course plenty of opportunity to mingle.
The discussion topics at the inaugural Afterworkshop event will focus on best practices sharing from CBC’s Dragon’s Den Finalists who have taken their learnings from the Den and gone on to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true. Learn from some of the county’s most engaging and inspiring entrepreneurs. Take away great tools and advice that can help you succeed on Dragon’s Den.
You will be a part of an interactive forum featuring 2-3 interviewers, (combination of KPMG Enterprise professionals and WizOf.Biz mentors) posing a series of qustions to Dragon’s Den Finaliists who are thriving after surviving their experience with the Dragons. There will also be at least one surprise guest appearance and a chance to win one of ten copies of the book That’ll Never Work by KPMG Enterprise.
At the very least, we promise you good food and a glass of wine after a busy day at work.
Join KPMG’s Senior Manager Ana Chan and WizOf.Biz CEO Reg Charney along with their respective teams of mentors, supporters and professionals, for a business networking event you won’t soon forget!
When: Monday July 24, 2013 5:30-8:30pm
Where: KPMG LLP (Canada)
333 Bay Street, Suite 4600
Bay Adelaide Centre
Space is limited so register early via Eventbrite for free.. The panel discussion will also appear on YouTube on the WizOf.Biz channel.
See you there,
The WizOf.Biz team.
What if there was a way to take all of your personal characteristics and experiences and preserve them? How about a way of preserving institutional knowledge and passing it down generations?
Well, you can. Take for example entrepreneur Dr. Martine Rothblatt who had commissioned a project, run by roboticists Dr. David Hanson entitled Bina48, which would allow for all of her husband’s characteristics to be preserved in an android.
A Financial Post article by Dan Ovsey, on the Future Face Of Institutional Knowledge Preservation confirms, that when technology tycoon Bruce Duncan, and the Executive Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation and supervisor of the LifeNaut Project Dr. David Hanson get together, anything is possible.
The LifeNaut project, allows people who wish to have their knowledge and experiences preserved in alternative forms such as avatars, androids and clones, to do just that. This, many argue, is the future of knowledge preservation and a way to hold on to our human experiences. A three-day conference recently held in Toronto such as Ideacity, served as the perfect opportunity for Duncan to introduce Bina48 to its participants.
The passage of information within an organization and through generations is vitally important. It is what allows the continuation of a business and an continuity required to ensure trust and success. Technologies such as Bina48 are going to revolutionize business and enable exciting new businesses and new ways to grow on our existing knowledge.
I invite you to read the full interview and their discussion on the future of Bina48. You can also check out the WizOf.Biz blog for more exciting posts.