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World Bank Essay Competition on Youth Unemployment

The World Bank and its partners are hosting the International Essay Competition, with the 2010 topic being Youth Unemployment. The Challenge: Open to contests between the ages of 18 and 25, the entry should answer the following two questions: 1. How does youth unemployment affect you, your country, town or local community? 2. What can you do, working [...]

By |February 26th, 2010|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Collaboration behind OpinionOttawa.ca

Here's a great story of collaboration between the City and TalentBridge. Step 1:  The City Engages Youth in the Economic Development Steering Committee The City of Ottawa has organized an Economic Development Steering Committee in which they have unprecedentedly invited youth participation. Through TalentBridge facilitation - on the recommendation of Manu Sharma, Founder and Manager [...]

2010 Bootstrap Awards – And the boot goes to….

Early this morning, a crowd of entrepreneurs gathered at the Centurium Conference Centre to celebrate Ottawa's start-ups for the Bootstrap Awards. Ten different categories were represented, with the first prize winning team awarded with, you guessed it, a golden boot. It was a community event, put together by organizations involved with mentoring, assisting and furthering [...]

By |February 12th, 2010|Entrepreneurship, Featured Articles, TalentBridge|0 Comments

Refresh of Ottawa’s Economic Development Strategy

Just to show you what opportunities TBridge and a social media presence can bring.  Recently I had been invited  by the City of Ottawa to participate in a steering committee concerning Ottawa's Economic Development Strategy.  The purpose of the committee is to update the city's current long term plan, the 20/20 Economic Strategy, that had [...]

IBM Extreme Blue Case Study Competition

The IBM Extreme Blue Case Study Competition is being held this Saturday January 30, 2010 at Ottawa U.  The competition is open to female undergraduate and graduate engineering and science students and Carleton and University of Ottawa MBA students of both genders. How it works: In teams of 4, you will have 2 hours to [...]

By |January 25th, 2010|Current Projects, Entrepreneurship, Featured Articles|2 Comments

In the News – Ottawa Steering Committee

A few links of the Economic Development Steering Committee in the News March 2010, Maybor Larry O'Brian's Blog:  Moving our Economic Strategy Forward by Mayor Larry O'Brien February 22, 2010, Ottawa Citizen:  Economic Plan Vital for our Future by Randall Denley February 14, 2010, Ottawa Citizen:   Ottawa Economic Development Strategy is no Strategy at All [...]

By |January 13th, 2010|Current Projects, Featured Articles|1 Comment

Ottawa Summer in 30,00 frames

I'm no photographer, and definitely not an editor, but I do appreciate great videos and I love Ottawa.  This is a fantastic 2 min 15 sec video done by NiWoTa Studios showcasing a summer in Ottawa.  Watch - you'll enjoy it!! :0)   OTTAWA - Summer in 30,000 Frames from NiWoTa Studios on Vimeo.   For those of [...]

By |November 16th, 2009|Featured Articles, Travels|0 Comments

Disintermediated Education

Last Friday Manu Sharma came in and gave us a review of Richard Florida’s talk in Ottawa.  Manu came with high praise for Richard Florida as a speaker and a starter of thoughtful and controversial conversation, which is high praise coming from Manu as he is not easily impressed. One of the points that hit home [...]

By |November 10th, 2009|Featured Articles, TalentBridge, Thoughts & Opinions|1 Comment

Free: The Future of a Radical Price

I found this video really interesting - all 53:47 minutes of it.  So good, that now, many months later after I first watched it (and if you know my terrible memory you'd be even more impressed) I still remember it and quote some of the examples.  Chris Anderson, author of the book Free: The Future [...]

Did You Know?

Here's an interesting video I found on youtube about the exponential growth of information, technology, and population.  It's a remastered version of a 2006 presentation.  The numbers might be exaggerated (I really don't know if they are) and it might be a bit dramatic, but it does give  some food for thought. So what does it all [...]

By |October 23rd, 2009|Featured Articles, Thoughts & Opinions|0 Comments