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07.25.22

Candid conversation with Jayesh Parmar featured in Iconic Concierge

CEO/Co-Founder of Picatic.com which was acquired by Eventbrite in 2018, now Jayesh Parmar is an active investor and has jumped back into being a Co-CEO /Co-founder of Gunkii, the world’s sexiest tongue scraper. Read the interview hosted by Jason Boudreau for the Iconic Concierge Summer 2022 issue.   Read the full article in the Iconic Concierge Magazine.

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08.12.20

A Candid Conversation with Ian Telfer, former Chairman and CEO, Goldcorp Inc.

Published in Iconic Concierge, Summer Issue 2020 Welcome back to another edition of Creating Impact, Candid Conversations with Leaders in Life, Business and Philanthropy. Before we dive in, I first want to take a moment to extend my very best wishes and hope this finds you and yours safe and healthy. We, as humanity, are […]

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02.13.20

Creating Impact: A Candid Conversation with Lotte Davis

Published in Iconic Concierge Welcome to this next edition of “Creating Impact, Candid Conversations with Leaders in Life, Business and Philanthropy”. For those of you reading this editorial for the first time, I will “reset” the context for you with the opening words from our first edition in the Fall 2019 issue. When you hear […]

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12.6.19

Economic & Market Outlook for 2020

Authored by Keith Allan, Harness Investment Management As 2019 comes to an end and we move forward to 2020, investors reflect on a few dominant themes that have captured the news in recent weeks.  Four words that can’t seem to elude consumers are ‘World Economic Slow Down’. Ostensibly, we hear that, and we are overwhelmed […]

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11.28.19

The Case for a Corporate Executor

Authored by Steve Ivacko, CV TrustCo One of the most important things you can do in your life is to have a will – it represents what is likely the largest transfer of assets one will ever carry out.  While thinking about and discussing one’s demise is not a pleasant exercise, it is an essential […]

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10.21.19

Creating Impact, Candid Conversations with Leaders in Life, Business and Philanthropy

A conversation with Dr. Peter Legge, O.B.C., O.St.J., K.C.S.J., F.C.G.A., O.St.S., M.A., B.B.A., C.S.P., C.P.A.E., HoF, LL.D (Hon), D.Tech When you hear the word philanthropy, what comes to mind? Writing a large cheque to a charity? Donating a piece of art for a fundraiser? Gifting appreciated shares of a company you’ve invested in to a foundation? […]

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08.12.19

Win Big by Being the Best Teammate

Guest post by Dr. Jeff Spencer    In any business, it takes a culture of winning to make success the norm. You create that culture by cultivating a team-first atmosphere, where individuals subsume their egos to achieve common goals. A committed, supportive, selfless team coalesces into a single unit that plays at a level exponentially […]

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07.13.19

GRAVITY 2019 – Channeling the Champion’s Mindset

A few weeks ago, we hosted our flagship annual event, GRAVITY. GRAVITY is a platform for community, connection and possibility. This year’s event was a resounding success thanks to our guests, contributors and speakers. GRAVITY is proof that the potential of collaboration is unlimited. The Champions Mindset We were delighted to invite Dr. Jeff Spencer […]

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05.6.19

No ‘one-size-fits-all’ when switching a financial advisory practice to fees: Special to The Globe and Mail

More financial advisors are moving to a practice focused on fees not only because of the erosion of commissions on financial products that’s squeezing profit margins, but by an increasing demand from investors seeking advice on increasingly complex portfolios and do-it-yourselfers who want a second opinion. A recent study from Boston-based asset and distribution analytics […]

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05.2.19

Legacy Is Yours to Lead

Traditional attitudes towards estate planning often leave individuals and families grappling with secrecy and procrastination – important but not urgent items to deal with. Afterall, who wants to dwell on their own demise or ill health? We believe leaving legacy is positive both for those giving, and those receiving, if planned for in advance, well-communicated […]

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