24 Nov

Today is a Day for Compassion and Love

compassion and loveToday, a day that will go down in history as the date of the Ferguson decision, is a day where we need compassion and love.

Thank you to this wonderful person on the right for wanting to bring compassion and love to the world. It is the change we need.

We are all living beings regardless or colour, gender, religion, or other qualification. We all breathe. We all share this earth. We all bleed.  We also feel.

It is time to end the anger.

It is a time for compassion. For love. We need to celebrate the good, stomp out the injustice and value each other.

We need to talk to each other. Empower each other. Understand each other.

Stop the stereotypes though I know many of us still tend to judge people based on the actions of a group. Our judgment may not be what we consider stereotypical but it is still a judgment – we have painted people with the same brush because of an incident with someone similar.  Have you ever placed judgement (however minor) on a group because of age, financial status, place of employment, country, political affiliation or job?

I know I am guilty.

Each of us is unique. Each of us is valuable.

It is time for us to start talking about our differences and learn from each other. It is time to love one another and treat each individual with compassion.

My heart goes out to those in Ferguson. I ask that we all pray to whomever guides us – God, the Universe, nature and so on – for each side to stop and listen to each other; to take time to understand each other.

It is time to act as a global nation and bring peace, acceptance and love to all.



13 Nov

Global Entrepreneurship Week

We are gearing up to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week at Triigo!

Next week, we are hosting our first event – Unleashing Ideas: Beyond Our Borders in celebration of Barrie businesses doing amazing things on a global level! It may surprise people to know we have an astronaut (Yaroslav Pustovyi) and two gaming companies in Barrie – Stardale Studio   and One More Story Games, not to mention countless other businesses thinking big and working globally.

All around us, amazing things are happening!

I hope you will join us in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week by attending our FREE event (RSVP here) or by attending an event in your area.






Hashtags: #GEW #GEWCanada #TriigoProject #BeyondOurBorders

A huge thank you goes out to the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre at Georgian College for helping make this event possible.

05 Nov

Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun

wds 2014 1531“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – brilliant words by Albert Einstein that ring true with this entrepreneur and many more.

When we unlease our creativity, our imagination can lead to innovative things; new perspectives, different methods, amazing ideas!

This is just one reason why the Arts are vital to everyone.

The Arts include drawing, music, reflection, dance, writing, drama and so much more. Each one of us has likely drawn on skills developed through exposure to the arts at one point in life whether it be preparing for that interview, sketching a logo, writing a report or designing a website. The Arts encourage us to think bigger and help us hone the skills we need to be successful.

We need the Arts to continue to fuel our creativity. At the 2014 World Domination Summit, I ran into Gavin Aung Than, creator of Zen Pencils, who was also one of the speakers (see his video here). One of the changes Gavin wants to see in the world is an increase in Arts funding. As mentioned above, the Arts have a major role in our lives even if we don’t always realize it.

Gavin is an amazing artist – his WDS poster hangs proudly in my office reminding me of the importance of creativity in every function of our lives. Without creativity, we wouldn’t have imagination or innovation; our lives would stagnate and change would be unthinkable. We need artists. We need intelligent people having fun and being a little creative along the way.