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September 12, 2017

Segway

First shown in December 2001 and made available to the public at the beginning the following year, the Segway, first called “The Human Transporter” had a dream: replacing cars in today’s world.  Dean Kamen, the inventor, as been reported to have said: “[The Segway] will be to the car what the car was to the […]

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June 29, 2017

Olympic Games Specialist

“I’ve had the privilege to volunteer and work in Sport for over 30 years. My consistent goal, to deliver Best in Class operations for teams, be it at the provincial, national or international level. Working with many staff and volunteers, I wanted to ensure people excelled at their job, felt valued and knew they contributed […]

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June 8, 2017

Video Game Designer

“Failures led me down the path to what has become a 23-year career in video game development. The first was dropping out of University. I was struggling in an environment that was more of a distraction than a motivation. I remember feeling as though I wasn’t smart or capable enough to finish what I started. […]

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October 12, 2016

Personal Trainer

“In 2013 I gave birth to my second child after a pregnancy on strict bedrest. Small tasks like walking from the store to the car were impossible without stopping to catch my breath. I began working out at home and lost 60 lbs within 8 months. The holidays rolled around and the death of my […]

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October 5, 2016

World-Record setter

Katie confronted failure many times through the course of her journey, even surviving a near fatal crash on Lake Erie in her row boat, shortly before she attempted rowing the ocean. Her boat was nearly destroyed, but not her will to succeed Undeterred, she began her row in January 2010 leaving from the shores of […]

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October 3, 2016

American Ninja

“Failure- why define them as failures? Let’s focus instead on what was learned.   So much is said on the value of setting goals & following through.  But very little guidance is offered on how to cope with failure, once you’ve committed everything you have to that goal.  It is crushing- debilitating- to care so […]

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September 7, 2016

World Record setter

“Katie learned many lessons regarding failure during the 70 days she spent rowing across the Atlantic Ocean completely alone. Though her crossing was ultimately successful, the journey required overcoming failure multiple times. This began years before she even put her boat into the ocean. She recalled: “After several months of searching, I finally found an […]

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