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Robyn Benincasa | Founder of Project Athena

By cmiadmin | Jan 29, 2015 | Comments Off

Robyn was named a CNN Hero for her work in creating the Project Athena Foundation, a place where survivors can become their own hero’s.

Through her own experience with stage-four osteoarthritis in both hips, Robyn - an ultra-endurance athlete - thought she would never be able to run again. However, drawing on the help of her friend and survivor of breast cancer, Louise Copper, who was always looking for her next adventure, Robyn was inspired to find her strength. Now, Robyn wants to do for other women what Louise did for her, and give survivors the chance to preserver, find their hope, and surpass their own expectations.

It’s about “taking that next step that you didn’t think you could take, and then it’s one hundred steps you didn’t think you could take, and when you’re so far over that line of what you ever understood you were capable of, all of a sudden they realize, ‘I can do anything.’”

Watch the video below and read the Huffington Post article to learn more about Project Athena, Robyn, and why she deserves the title of CNN Hero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4XSI97g4WQ

Mike Walsh | New Book

By cmiadmin | Jan 29, 2015 | Comments Off

The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas is a collection of the most challenging concepts facing business leaders at the dawn of the 21st century. At the intersection of emerging technologies and new patterns of human behavior, the ideas in the Dictionary have been chosen for both their potential to transform the way companies operate and to inspire new forms of thinking. Global futurist and innovation expert Mike Walsh presents 88 scientific breakthroughs, emerging technologies and disruptive business models - all with the potential to shake the foundations of the world we know. Each idea is concisely explained in a single page, with references to the latest case studies and research, as well as one of Walsh’s characteristic "Mind Grenade"’ questions to prompt further discussion. The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas is the essential companion for any leader who wants to understand what it will take to survive and thrive in the near future.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7mDqbSEZII

Yossi Ghinsberg | Giving Back

By cmiadmin | Jan 22, 2015 | Comments Off

It was such a privilege to have our speaker Yossi Ghinsberg at a local event tonight in Airdrie, Alberta in support of the Airdrie Food Bank. The evening, hosted by the Airdrie Business Club, was a huge success in raising funds, raising awareness, and being inspired! Yossi related his story of survival in the Amazon to lessons for everyday life both in business and at home. He showed us how powerful humans can be when we realize something can always be done, because "victim" is a matter of choice. Yossi also showed us that our true power is revealed when we give it to someone else because together teams, people, and families are stronger. Not only did Yossi help a community come together for a deserving local cause, but he also gave the audience true inspiration with his messages of humanity, teamwork, and strength delivered with his unbreakable spirit.

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