April, 2013


Volunteer Appreciation Night

National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize the efforts of volunteers across Canada. This year it took place April 21 to 27, 2013 and we dropped by “Volunteer Appreciation Night” hosted by CFA Society Toronto on April 25, 2013 to view some fine magic entertainment by Revel Magic (see magician with flaming business card below), and to hobnob with volunteers. CFA Society Toronto has 17 different committees, plus a board of directors, so there is ample opportunity for community-minded members to find an area to which they can donate their time and talent. Following are interviews with three members of CFAST […]

Bed-Time Tales for Business Folk

It’s a book that invites browsing. Open it to a random page and immerse yourself in one small business story. Riffle to a spot twenty pages earlier and taste another. It’s a book that can be enjoyed by someone on the go, someone only has time for, say, a ten minute skim before the next appointment. After a few chapters (sampled in non-linear fashion) I was reminded of Grimm’s Tales. The archetypes of the business world, in particular the entrepreneurial world, are practically the same. The plucky maiden, the resilient hero, the marrow-sucking ogre, the chastened warrior: they are present […]