Brett Wilson: Fund startup lands a dragon in the Canoe

December 21, 2010

As a followup to my earlier October “Brett Wilson steps back into finance industry” entry. Check out this Dec 20th Globe and Mail article with more info, “Fund startup lands a dragon in the Canoe – Reality-TV show panelist and FirstEnergy co-founder Brett Wilson joins Canoe Financial LP“.

Congrats again Brett for “un-retiring”. :)


Dan Eisner, Avenue Magazine Top 40 under 40 (2009)

December 15, 2010

I saw the familiar name Dan Eisner (a Dragons’ Den entrepreneur/pitcher in 2007, with video interview) in an article today and then I found that he was selected by Calgary Avenue Magazine as one of its 2009 Top 40 under 40.

I want to send a belated congratulation to Dan. Great job Dan!

From JobLoft (Dragons’ Den) to Teamsave – Chris Nguyen

December 9, 2010

Canadians first “met” Chris Nguyen on CBC Dragons’ Den when he and three others young guys pitched JobLoft (see my previous articles about Chris). So it is interesting to watch Chris again on The Globe and Mail (video) today, talking about (a “fast follower” in the crowded field of Groupon-want-to-be).

Erin Bolger’s The Happy Baker – 2010 New York Times Best Cookbooks

December 8, 2010


I am excited to report Erin Bolger’s “The Happy Baker” has made the 2010 New York Times Best Cookbooks!

[…] After a while, Ms. Gold’s injunctions to cook “breathtaking” food made me want to curl up on a cinnamon bun for a nap with “The Happy Baker: A Girl’s Guide to Emotional Baking” by Erin Bolger (Harlequin, $17.95), a bright spot on the often-messy bookshelf of culinary comedy. Ms. Bolger’s tales of love, loss and caramels, matched with easy recipes, include advice on why sleeping with the gardener at a Cuban resort hotel is a good idea, and how to deal with a Valentine from Mom. She and Matt Moore, the earnest author of the self-published “Have Her Over For Dinner” (Last Resort Press, $25), might make a nice couple. Mr. Moore, a musician in Nashville, targets the young man who wants to make dinner on a date — while managing to avoid the usual Playboy-tinged prose of cookbooks “for men.”

Congrats Erin on your great job! You’ve worked hard to make this possible!

Feel free to check out my video interview with Erin “The Happy Baker” from earlier this year.