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As happened with Trump before and just after announcing his candidacy to be the Republican nominee, O'Leary's early musings about a possible run met with much laughter and derision. After all, how could someone who makes outrageous statements and has never held political office aspire to be the prime minister of Canada? Well, thanks to 63 million Trump voters, fewer Canadians are laughing at the possibility of Kevin O'Leary leading the Conservative Party and even one day becoming prime minister.
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My family and I essentially lived at the Grand River Hospital's ICU the last two weeks. We were there to give comfort to my mom as she fought a valiant but losing battle with cancer. As odd as this may sound, they were two of the most inspiring weeks of our lives.
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On April 29, 2015, I entered the Dragons' Den at the CBC studios in downtown Toronto, armed with my business pitch and my two fellow knights, to fight for a business idea I had invested in for the last eight years, with two million dollars and the dream of making a difference in the lives of desk jockeys everywhere.
When entrepreneurial reality shows first hit the networks, I was totally hooked. Many of the inventions featured are family focused, unique to the market, and solve problems for parents. Here are three companies whose baby gear caught my eye and ended up in my online shopping cart because of reality television.
The den won't quite look the same when season 10 premieres.
Looks like Joe Mimran already has a new project on the horizon! Following his departure from Joe Fresh, the Canadian designer will be joining the upcoming 10th season of "Dragons' Den" on CBC. "I'm t...
Arlene Dickinson has left her chair empty. "The Wealthy Barber" author David Chilton has laid his verbal clippers to rest. Restaurateur Vikram Vij is rumoured to be on his way out the door. With possi...
People would pitch us whatever awesome thing they would do with money. Whoever won, would get the entire pot of cash, no strings attached. Awesome Shit Club was born. I thought that since our beer consumption encouraged the name and concept that the event would die or at least stay underground, but it's had the opposite effect.
Swimming with sharks has never been so entertaining -- or profitable -- like it is on "Shark Tank." The reality series finds aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a quintet of wealth...
Changing up the cast of "Dragons' Den" is nothing new. The hit CBC series has seen its share of Dragons throughout the years, but with the departure of original cast member Kevin O'Leary, along with t...
On October 15, I make my debut on CBC's Dragons' Den as one of two new members of the Dragons team. I'm very proud to be included in such an incredibly illustrious line-up of respected business people and to take my place alongside them on such a great show.
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One person's economic justice is another's economic catastrophe. The outgoing star of CBC's "Dragon's Den" Kevin O'Leary appeared on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Equal Pay Day last week. Things go...
I took some punches from Mark Cuban on the set of Shark Tank while pitching an app, but it's turned out to be a very positive experience. Here are a few lessons learned from the whole experience.