Malcolm Gladwell

What the Hell is Going on in Fort McMurray?

Theresa Wells | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

What the hell indeed is going on in Fort McMurray, you might ask. How did I get to spend time talking to Malcolm Gladwell, and Bill Cosby? What is bringing these people so far north? Well, what is bringing them is the Northern Insights speaker series from the Fort McMurray Public Library - but I think what is really drawing them in is the narrative of this community.

What I Learned This Week: Why Your Company Should Groove to "Vibe Management"

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

To be a true "classic," said catchphrase needs to enter the general everyday vernacular and become a label; a label that embodies a theme and earns immediate nods of recognition and relevance whenever it is mentioned. Last week, I heard what may be the next great one...

Born In The Summer? Kiss The Corner Office Goodbye

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Living

Think your birthday only mattered when you were waiting out the never-ending months until you could finally get your license? We're sorry to tell you,...

Bravo, Athletes! Here's What I Learned Watching You

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada
Beverley Golden

Watching the Olympics I asked myself over and over again why an individual chose his or her particular sport, and what passion and drive moved them from a simple love of a sport to become an Olympic athlete? It's a question perhaps without one absolute answer. I've also been curious if innate talent is at the root of the decision as to which sport an individual chooses to pursue. Are great athletes born or are they nurtured and made? I've read repeatedly that it isn't necessarily that certain people are gifted and just naturally excel in a particular area.

Dispatches From Down East: Outliers in the Classroom

Lori Gard | Posted 08.09.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I must write about this: A friend and I had a conversation this evening about a high school student with a noteworthy caliber of dedication to his passion in life: sports. The student spends three hours per day shooting hoops and running drills, as well as sprinting laps around his house. He wants to play in the NBA. Impressive.

Hold Them Back So They Can Get Ahead

Erica Diamond | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada Living
Erica Diamond

Today at 8.5 years old, he is still at the top of his class academically, but I can tell you, he's not as socially mature as his peers. He's been known to suck his thumb a time or two, and he is still very attached to us. But, he makes the A team in sports, he's got a ton of friends, and seems to fit right in with his 3rd grade peers.

Jacqueline Delange

Malcolm Gladwell: Canada Should Welcome Immigrants With Open Arms

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Delange | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Business

Author Malcolm Gladwell understands the importance of countries remaining open to newcomers during times of economic hardship, having immigrated as a ...

50 Notable Canadians Inducted To Order Of Canada

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — OTTAWA - Actor-comedian Eugene Levy, hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser and scientist and CBC Radio host Bob McDonald are among 50...