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June 22, 2017

Tetris World Champion

“When I was coming out of college I took a high profile financial exam in a giant, student-filled auditorium and suffered through my first panic attack. After failing that test miserably, I noticed that large rooms filled with people gave me anxiety. Jonas Neubauer: 6 times Tetris World Champion I kept going on plane rides […]

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June 20, 2017

Memory Athlete

“One of the most unexpected (but welcome) things I’ve learnt about memory in the last few years is how selective it is. Specifically, I seem to be the only person who remembers all the times I’ve failed! To offer just a few examples, I almost got kicked out of high school, I got put on […]

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June 15, 2017

TIME’S 100

“My greatest failures are plentiful, though one in particular stands out. I had made the acquaintance of Mr. Hank Greenberg, the former CEO of AIG.  He and his family were kind and generous to me.   I offered to do cutting-edge analysis of his health to see if we could offer some helpful, personalized advice, […]

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October 17, 2016

Baker & Blogger

“During my senior year of high school, I fell in love with the University of Pennsylvania. I decided the moment I set foot on campus that this would be my home for the next four years. Confidence bolstered by great SAT scores and an impressive list of extracurricular, I sent the application in and waited […]

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October 10, 2016

Iconoclast innovator

“I returned to Canada from the US in 2002 to co-found the first global business accelerator with the objective of helping young technology companies achieve faster and more sustainable success in the global market. We built a network of more than 30 top-notch industry experts in the top 30 cities of the world and proceeded […]

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September 28, 2016


“Mental illness doesn’t happen overnight. You don’t wake up and boom there it is suddenly taking shelter and unpacking it’s bags in the dusty corners of your mind. No. It creeps up slowly. Little by little it starts chipping away at your life. A little here, a little there. It’s sharp edge cracking off each […]

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September 22, 2016

World Sommelier

“In 1999, while pregnant with my second child, I entered my first sommelier competition. It was the provincial division, where I landed in 3rd place. In 2001, I finished 2nd. In 2004, I competed for the third time, and finished in 3rd place. Finally, in 2006, after a fourth try, I was awarded Best sommelier […]

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September 6, 2016

Actor & Comedian

“I was always a creative kid. Could always draw, take good photographs, make my friends laugh. But I lacked confidence. After high school I asked my mother what I should pursue and she suggested Business Administration so I signed up for a three-year college program. I was kicked out after just one semester from failing 5 out of […]

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