Post Tagged with: "Annette Verschuren"

Home-Grown Private Equity/Venture Capital?

Home-Grown Private Equity/Venture Capital?

March 9, 2022 at 12:46 pm

Once again, big thanks to a spectator for alerting me to the newly launched Cape Breton Capital Group website and for their useful comments and questions about this operation, some of which I will reproduce here today, being careful to give credit where credit is due. The Cape Breton CapitalRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

February 18, 2022 at 10:30 am

Whirlwind Tours I signed up for emails from Entrée Destinations because they promised “stories” from all parts of Canada — including Nova Scotia — and I was curious to see how they’d portray us. (Okay, full disclosure: I wanted to see how trite and clichéd their portrayal would be whichRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

February 11, 2022 at 11:24 am

The final episode (FINAL EPISODE) of Annette Verschuren’s Bet On Me podcast is called “Betting on Cape Breton Island with Annette Verschuren” and it features a conversation between Verschuren and what I will now forever think of as her “mini-mes” — a group of women, all of whom are partRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

February 4, 2022 at 10:15 am

Pet sounds Episode 12 of Annette Verschuren’s Bet On Me podcast (“Prioritizing Purpose with Profits: Getting to know Ikdeep Singh, Regional President of Mars Pet Nutrition“) would have put me to sleep entirely had it not, at times, managed to annoy me so deeply. Her guest’s connection to Cape BretonRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

January 28, 2022 at 11:55 am

Innkeeping In terms of sheer words per minute, I think Episode 11 of Annette Verschuren’s Bet On Me podcast — “The Power of Place: The connection between culture and economy with Zita Cobb, Innkeeper of Fogo Island Inn” — has to be the winner. Because man, can Zita Cobb talk.Read More

Change and the Rural Resident

Change and the Rural Resident

January 26, 2022 at 12:15 pm

Re-reading my recap of Episode 10 of Annette Verschuren’s Bet On Me podcast, I realized I’d forgotten a couple of things I’d meant to cover, so I’m going to devote a little more ink to her conversation with Cabot Cape Breton owner Ben Cowan-Dewar. At one point, the two discussRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

January 21, 2022 at 11:30 am

Annette’s Dream I listened to all 44 excruciating minutes of Episode 10 of Annette Verschuren’s Bet On Me podcast, “A candid conversation with Cabot Co-Founder & CEO, Ben Cowan-Dewar,” — more accurately a “fawning exchange” with her “dear friend” — but I’m going to begin with my favorite line, whichRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

January 14, 2022 at 9:29 am

CUSCFAOWEABL I started talking back to the computer pretty much from the jump during Episode Nine of Annette Verschuren’s never-ending podcast series, Bet On Me — this one bearing the catchy title: Leading and Living with Purpose: Exploring equity and inclusion with Deborah Gillis, CEO of CAMH Foundation. It startedRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

January 7, 2022 at 9:50 am

Communications Writing about Island Employment’s travails this week, I had reason to visit the website of the Nova Scotia Career Development Association (NSCDA) and found myself perusing their catalog of training courses for their employees — or “practitioners” as they’re called. I ended up down a rather deep rabbit holeRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

December 10, 2021 at 10:25 am

Hey, ladies In this week’s Innovacorp article, I referenced an event sponsored by the corporation in 2013 — an evening with a character by the name of Geoff Lewis. Here’s the breathless description of the festivities from the Innovacorp website: On May 30, 2013, Geoff Lewis commandeered the atrium atRead More