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Eric Quon-Lee

Management consultant & startup advisor

Eric Quon-Lee is a management consultant and entrepreneur. Having obtained a MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, Eric has worked for some of Canada’s leading companies in a variety of finance and consulting roles. Currently at a San Francisco based management consultancy, Eric focuses on the topics of strategy and innovation where he acts as an intermediary between startups engaged in disruptive change and corporations trying to navigate these changes.
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Corporations Need to Embrace the iGeneration

What society is facing is a fundamental schism between individual action and organizational inertia. As Silicon Valley has demonstrated time and again, small and nimble is increasingly where society is headed. As such, large institutions need to adapt to recognize the rise of individualism and respond appropriately to it.
10/12/2014 03:02 EDT

It's Harder Than Ever for MBA Candidates to Succeed

It's the dream of every MBA candidate who registers to a prestigious MBA school. A coveted position in investment banking or consulting, with a salary only heard of in the movies. While this reality does occur for a small percentage of MBA candidates, the reality is far different since the overall economic and MBA dynamics have changed.
09/19/2014 03:25 EDT
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Canadians Shouldn't Copy Silicon Valley, We Should Make Our Own

Every nation, including Canada, dreams of building the next Silicon Valley. However, this means more than just copying what makes Silicon Valley great. It also means leveraging existing advantages that are prevalent nationally and building the right processes and ecosystem, while taking into account the differences that make nations unique.
07/07/2014 12:41 EDT

Why Board Training Needs To Be Part of the Business Curriculum

Not only is the millennial generation changing the meaning of corporate, they are also changing how corporations are run. Increasingly, corporations are changing their mission statements to better reflect the "triple bottom line," which emphasize their corporate social responsibility initiatives as a means to better appeal to the next generation of employees.
05/01/2014 04:30 EDT
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Not All Entrepreneurs Are 20-Year-Old Ramen-Eating Programmers

The latest stereotype regarding entrepreneurship is that it is populated with 20-year-old master programmers who survive on a diet of ramen noodles. While this may be true of Silicon Valley it is hardly a true reflection of all entrepreneurs. Some may question why anyone in this highly unstable economy would choose to transition from the relative security of a corporate position to the instability of entrepreneurship. The reasons are varied but include the following.
04/01/2014 05:59 EDT

Social Entrepreneurship: Benefiting the Bottom Line While Benefiting Society

Social entrepreneurs are an interesting and, in many respects, a hard-to-define breed. Their principles do not fit neatly into the predefined parameters that have been established in for-profit entrepreneurship or charitable organizations. These constantly evolving principles of social entrepreneurship include:
03/13/2014 05:17 EDT
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How Post-Secondary Education Is Failing

The current post-secondary education system is failing not only the new economic paradigm but those individuals who are searching for how to acquire the knowledge to effectively compete in today's economy. How is the current post-secondary education system failing? Here are the numerous reasons.
01/27/2014 12:21 EST

Millennial "Laziness" Is a Cry for Change

Today's Millennial Generation is realizing that the soul-sucking construct of the Corporate Rat Race no longer applies, and it doesn't meet the needs of humanity. Indeed, the Millennial Generation realized that there were a number of problems with the Corporate Rat Race. Here a few.
01/23/2014 08:26 EST

What Can Be Done To Fix Poorly Designed Corporate Incubators?

While the concept of creating corporate incubators is sound, the numerous attempts at implementation have been beset by a number of issues, including lacklustre results. With so many of today's corporate incubators having significant problems creating positive results, what can be done to address these issues?
01/21/2014 05:15 EST
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What Is a Corporate Incubator, and Why Is it a Bad Idea?

As innovation moves to the forefront of corporate agendas, corporations are attempting to capture the competitive advantages that result from innovation. While many believe that innovation can be captured with existing organizational processes, these are actually a severe impediment to innovation.
01/13/2014 05:12 EST
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Make Year-Round Volunteering a 2014 New Year's Resolution

As the dawn of a New Year begins, many of us are making New Year's resolutions both of a professional and personal nature. From eating healthier to taking steps to get that promotion, individuals around the globe are cleaning up the detritus from 2013 and making new resolutions for 2014. In the drive to create new personal and professional resolutions, we should not forget about resolutions to help those less fortune around us.
01/02/2014 12:03 EST
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10 Things a Startup Founder Should Never Do

Today's economy offers the dreamer many opportunities but without following through, no dream can be turned into reality. Entrepreneurs must be consistent and focused in their actions and their resolve no matter what the cost.
12/30/2013 12:25 EST