That Odd Acne Ad In Kevin O’Leary’s Podcast Is Reason Enough to Listen

I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a Kevin O’Leary fan. At one time or another, I’ll call him my favourite shark (although that title tends to rotate equally between five of the core six). I’ll put up with his blowhardedness, because I think much of it is a rouse, and his attention-seeking, because as longContinue reading “That Odd Acne Ad In Kevin O’Leary’s Podcast Is Reason Enough to Listen”

Oat Meals on ‘Shark Tank’: Two Investors Trying to Replicate Past Success

I personally love when Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner are on Shark Tank together, because the women are so different. As if it didn’t need to be said, but sometimes it helps if it’s shown, that simply putting a female face on a panel isn’t enough to ensure diversity. Episode 7 of Season 10 put this onContinue reading “Oat Meals on ‘Shark Tank’: Two Investors Trying to Replicate Past Success”

‘Shark Tank’ Season 10: Stray Observations

So it’s (almost) December already, and somehow, we’re only up to Episode 7 (as of Sunday) of Shark Tank. But in that time I’ve come up with some observations about Season 10, and why it’s different from the rest. (I was trying to figure out how to write about this, and have decided to justContinue reading “‘Shark Tank’ Season 10: Stray Observations”

Maybe, Finally, Disruption Of Power at the BC Legislature

I remember my last day of work at the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Like Craig James, I, too, was escorted out of the building after a brief and unexpected meeting where I was told I no longer had a job. Unlike Craig James, my last day was not a matter of the public interest.Continue reading “Maybe, Finally, Disruption Of Power at the BC Legislature”

Wisp Was One of The Best ‘Shark Tank’ Segments In a Long Time. It Was Proof There Is Real Risk In Entrepreneurship.

There was something a little odd about the timing of tonight’s new episode of Shark Tank. If you, like me, were trying to balance a series of Sunday night errands between pitches and were expecting the usual four segments to be spread evenly over the hour, you might have been surprised to see that by 20Continue reading “Wisp Was One of The Best ‘Shark Tank’ Segments In a Long Time. It Was Proof There Is Real Risk In Entrepreneurship.”

If It’s True That Robert Herjavec Was a Last-Minute Replacement for Mark Cuban on ‘Shark Tank,’ That Makes a Lot of Sense

I like Robert Herjavec. I really do. But I always thought it was odd that the folks at Shark Tank had tapped not one, but two, stars of Canada’s Dragons’ Den to sit on the panel of the new program when it started 10 years ago. If a new article in Vulture is to be believed — thatContinue reading “If It’s True That Robert Herjavec Was a Last-Minute Replacement for Mark Cuban on ‘Shark Tank,’ That Makes a Lot of Sense”

In Light Of Cave Shake On ‘Shark Tank,’ Let’s Discuss Incubators

I know nothing about incubators, except the Investopedia definition, and the fact that the word’s been bandied about a lot the past few years since startup culture has become trendy. But the Shark Tank grilling of the proprietors of Cave Shake tonight got me curious as to what, exactly, are the normal parameters of such anContinue reading “In Light Of Cave Shake On ‘Shark Tank,’ Let’s Discuss Incubators”

Why Lisa Bonet Should Be David Letterman’s Next Guest

When Lisa Bonet was on David Letterman’s show in 1986, she seemed to really hate Bill Cosby. Of course, she didn’t say so outright; there was just that undercurrent of tension and lack of deferential treatment when it came to her then-boss. If you are old enough to remember when The Cosby Show was at itsContinue reading “Why Lisa Bonet Should Be David Letterman’s Next Guest”