The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, Book Review

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The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, Book Review Each day, you make choices. Even when you decide to do nothing, you made the choice to do nothing. And some choices are a lot easier to make than others. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks is about the kinds of choices we face in life. An American novelist, Nicholas Sparks published his debut novel, The Notebook, in 1996, and to date, has written 18 novels, many of which have been made into films. The Choice will be in movie theaters in 2016. The films have grossed $855,441,981 worldwide. According to Amazon: “Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's … [Read more...]

Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomen Network, Comes to Toronto

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Sandra Yancey, Founder of eWomen Network, Comes to Toronto What does it take to become successful? There are many people giving advice on what it takes to become successful, and some of them have attained professional success, so they know what they are talking about. But what you must realize, is that what one person did to become successful, might not work for you. That doesn’t mean that you should do nothing, because that doesn’t work either. I think that it’s important to look at many success formulas put forth by people who have attained mega success in many areas of their life. It … [Read more...]

Cause a Disturbance: Becoming a Breakthrough Innovator

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Cause a Disturbance: Becoming a Breakthrough Innovator When was the last time you caused a disturbance at work? I have your attention, and you must be thinking that I am crazy, but the more disturbance you cause, the more delighted your customers will be. Let me back up for a second. Yesterday, I attended “Cause a Disturbance: Becoming a Breakthrough Innovator” led by Ken Tencer, CEO, Spyder Works, which was part of the Innovation Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman School of Management. The session was very good, and there were several things that stood out for me. Tencer reported that a … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Personal Branding and Brand Elevation

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What You Ned to Know About Personal Branding and Brand Elevation There are a lot of lessons you can learn from the film and TV industry. They have been producing and marketing content for a long time. At a recent eWomen Network event, Rania Walker from Sparq Street shared some tips on building and elevating your personal brand. She asked the attendees how many of them wanted the opportunity to be featured on television and many hands went up. Although getting on TV has never been a goal of mine, as I listened to what Walker had to say, I realized that I could easily apply the points to … [Read more...]

Summer Reads: Bones Never Lie and The Hangman’s Song

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Summer Reads: Bones Never Lie and The Hangman’s Song Are you like me, where you get tired of all the hype, and the flavor of the month? I try to stay away from books that everyone is talking about, but if I am honest, I am not always immune to the hype. And that was the case with The Girl on The Train. If you visit one of the bigger bookstores, the book occupies the premium real estate so it is front and centre, and you cannot help but seeing it. The Girl on a Train is very well written and it wasn’t a bad book, in fact, I liked the evolution of the main character. But in my humble … [Read more...]