Long gone are the days when a hockey player strapped on a pair of skates, donned a sweater purely for warmth, and lurched down a rugged outdoor rink. Today’s hockey technology encompasses state-of-the-art data mining on players, and uniforms that not only keep them warm and dry but also protect them head to toe, as well as plenty of in-arena features to enhance the viewing experience. For more on high-tech hockey, click on the icon above or here to read about it in my latest piece for LEAFS Magazine.
Those who devote their time and money to charitable causes know they get back as much as they give. And there is no clearer example of that than the good work done by the Toronto Maple Leafs and MLSE Foundation. Last year alone, the foundation contributed more than $4 million to causes across the Greater Toronto area. And while they can’t possibly accommodate all requests — they receive between 2,000 and 3,000 a year — they participate and partner in countless fundraising events. To find out more, click on the icon above or here to read my latest story for LEAFS Magazine.
There’s the fan, there’s the super fan, and then there’s “The Superfan.” Scan the stands at any Raptors’ game and you’ll see the typical fan cheering the play. The super fan, on the other hand, is on his feet, horn blowing, fist pumping, placard waving. Then check out the courtside seats: there’s The Superfan, Nav Bhatia, a blinged-out brown guy in a turban and beard, jeering and gesturing at the players, the coaches and the refs. Rather than take offence, the team takes time to shake the man’s hand. Some will even dine with him after the game. How did an unassuming Indian immigrant score entrance to such a rarified club? Click on the icon above or here to read all about him for my latest piece in Raptors Magazine.
If you’re a business owner mired in the mindset of, “Because that’s how we’ve always done it”, you could be left behind as your competitors race ahead by readily embracing advanced technology. To stay relevant, innovative and, yes, competitive, you need to be continually evolving, and technology is at the forefront of the evolution. To learn how new mobile and cloud-based solutions can help your business adapt and compete, click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Rogers Business Forum.
Most workers are aware their company covers prescription drugs and extended health care, but many more don’t realize they could opt into stocks and bonds, pension plans, even employee assistant benefits that could cover everything from gym memberships, yoga classes, smoking cessation aids, even psychology fees, as well as many other wellness programs. To find out what you may have been missing, click on the icon above or here to read more in my latest story for Walmart’s Live Better Magazine.
Technology is revolutionizing almost every facet of our lives, so it’s no surprise financial technology, or FinTech, is seeing a surge in interest. One of the more promising aspects of the industry lies in digital lending companies, which offer the potential for those who owe to dig their way out of high-interest debt. And to its credit, Toronto-based Borrowell has been at the forefront of the sector in Canada. To learn more about how (and how you can check your own credit score), click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Rogers Business.
In addition to a highly tuned olfactory system, cats and dogs out-rank us in sight, sound, taste and sense. But since they refuse to explain exactly why that is, I turned to a couple of experts for insight. Their answers were fascinating and surprising. To find out why Fido doesn’t flee the smoke from your burning toast or how Fluffy knows your number is up, click here or on the icon above to read all about it in my latest story for Yahoo!