Billie Carn
I believe in the crazy ones of today and every kid who gets told 'Why can't you be like everyone else?' Because they're the crazy ones of tomorrow. I believe in challenging the status quo in business and life, because thinking different is what pushes humanity forward and finds solutions to the world's wickedest challenges.

Using my research knowledge, experience and mindset I inspire companies and individuals to challenge their own status quo. My mission is to inspire craziness in the sane world - life and business.

For the last 3 years I've been exploring What, How and Why do Mavericks operate the way they do in business? I've Interviewed 97 global different thinkers [to date]; artists to chocolatiers, venture capitalists to DJ’s, technologists to philanthropists who laugh in the face of the status quo - well it became one of the biggest adventures of my life.

I'm a crazy, energetic, fun, adventurous, brave, inspiring, emotionally intelligent go getter and innovator who believes that everything is possible and is happy to fail big time in the process of striving for this; as long as I'm learning along the way. I use an obtuse polymath approach to solution finding.

Driver - To build a Children’s Foundation [natural progression for a child health lecturer turned entrepreneur].

“Crazy is believing you can learn from 100 Crazy Ones [aka Business Mavericks], then create a movement/business that helps to solve the world’s wicked problems.”

Entries by Billie Carn

How to Live After You Die -- Remembering Steve Jobs.

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 5:59 PM

"What inspires us most are ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. We appreciate when someone has the ability and willingness to be selfless, creative, innovative, or just dares to be different. Mother Teresa. Gandhi. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of them were ordinary people who decided that the world...
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Creating New Cultures of Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 12:29 PM

"Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared." - J.K....
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There's Nothing Better Than Being in Love...With Your Job!

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 11:28 AM

Have you ever noticed people who are in love light up when they talk about the person they are in love with? Well exactly the same happens for people who love what they do. They get excited, their voice raises a pitch, they're animated and you can't shut them up....

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Learning from Leaders

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 11:47 AM

The Beedie School of Business, aspires to create and communicate powerful ideas in order to educate and inspire the founders, leaders, and managers of organizations that are internationally competitive, locally responsive, and sustainable. Hence the CKNW CEO Series, hosted by Bill Good. This year...

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GROW - The Future of Business: The Intersection of Design and Entrepreneurial Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 3:10 PM


"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Goethe

Roger Martin in The Design of Business: Why design thinking is the next competitive advantage, states that to innovate and win, companies need to consider...

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Innovation and the Future of Retail

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2013 | 3:37 PM

The Company of Young Professionals (CYP) is a leadership development program of The Vancouver Board of Trade, which connects emerging young professionals in the Greater Vancouver area. CYP members are committed to improving the community, creating strong relationships, developing themselves and developing the people around them....

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Martin Luther Had a Dream -- Not a Plan

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 11:26 AM


Fifty years ago today Martin Luther King said these powerful words: "I have a dream."

Strangely enough he most definitely did not say "I have a plan." Language sends a powerful message. Yet somehow in the world of leadership and business today these words...

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Vancouver Creatives Need More Play for Young and Old Alike

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 12:33 PM

Vancouver has an abundance of amazing creative talent, which was on display at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2013 - Vancouver's greatest show and tell. And boy were they showing and telling!

The array of displays were like an assault on on your senses, inspiring you to...

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