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Spotlight On: October 2018

Spotlight On: New Speakers, Digital Disruption, Cannabis, and More!

New speakers Maydianne Andrade and Lane Merrifield

As the Vice-Dean of Faculty Affairs and Equity at the University of Toronto Scarborough, Professor Maydianne Andrade shows organizations how a diverse and inclusive work environment creates a more positive and productive workplace.

Meet the latest “Dragon” to join CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den, top tech entrepreneur Lane Merrifield. Just 18 months after launching Club Penguin, the largest children’s online social network, he sold it to Disney for $350 million dollars becoming the company’s youngest executive vice president, and turning it into a billion-dollar brand.

Navigation the Digital RevolutionAndrew Au, Leonard Brody, Porter Gale, Mitch Joel

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality — we live in a constant state of digital disruption and transformation, and we’re expected to adapt quickly. Meet some of our digital experts who are helping us to navigate this change by equipping people and organizations with the tools needed to stay ahead of emerging trends and thrive in our ever-evolving, fast-paced world.

Inside Our Boardroom with Gregor Jeffrey, Tim Sanders, and Mandy Gilbert

Get an insider’s look into the speaking industry! Every week, we welcome speakers to our office to share insights on their speaking topics and areas of expertise. Here’s a few we sat down with this month.

Cannabis Comes to Canada
You’ve been asking what impact the legalization of cannabis will have on workplaces across Canada, so we asked Jay Rosenthal from Business of Cannabis. He told us to rest easy because any change will be more evolutionary than revolutionary. Learn why.

What's On Our BookshelfNew books in October

  • Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth by Jay Baer (co-authored with Daniel Lemin)
    The definitive guide on how to use bold operational differentiators to create customer conversations.
  • Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World by Scott Harrison
    An inspiring story of the transformative power within us from the founder and CEO of the non-profit, charity: water.
  • Exactly Where to Start: The Practical Guide to Turn Your BIG Idea into Reality by Phil M. Jones
    Learn how to get out of your own way and bring your ideas to life with this practical playbook.

Timothy Caulfield Lights Up the Small Screen
Now you can binge-watch Professor Timothy Caulfield debunk popular health fads — from detoxes to stem cells to alternative medicine. Catch A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, streaming on Netflix today.