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!
Mary Chong and her brother Henry grew up around sewing machines as their parents ran a small garment business out of their Hong Kong home. As adults in their adopted Canada, the siblings also became creators, not of clothing but of software. Then, switching gears, Henry designed and developed an electric bike, bringing his sister on board once the company, Revelo, was on a roll. Click here or on the image above to read more about the Chongs and their revolutionary e-bike for my latest piece in Rogers’ Connected For Business Magazine.
More than a billion people around the world live with some form of disability, and more than half of them are unemployed. Life can be challenging and downright frustrating, but thankfully innovative new tech solutions can ease the strain for those with vision, audio, speech and mobility issues. To find out some of the more intriguing ways, click here or on the icon above to read my latest story for Connected Rogers Magazine.