A few nice successful entrepreneur images I found:

Churchill Club Leadership Award
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Just got off stage. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy on stage now.

Quotes from the Churchill Club academy nominations for Elon to win this award:

“Elon Musk is the most diversely successful repeat entrepreneur in the world. Nobody compares – revolutionizing the stodgy industries of banking, cars, and rockets. Not even Steve Jobs is that diverse.”

“An incredible serial entrepreneur who does not know how to take “can’t be done” as an answer.”

From the Bloomberg TV profile on Elon, quote I liked:
“An engineer is the closest thing to a magician that exists in the real world."

Charles Plant interviews Sean O’Dea
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What do gourmet coffee and secure mobile document shredding have in common?

More than you might think. The Second Cup and Proshred are two very successful companies launched and managed by a pair of brothers – Frank and Sean O’Dea. The brothers developed Second Cup into a national franchise before selling the business in 1985. With Proshred he "invented" a business-to-business service that nobody knew they wanted or needed. With this, they built a very successful business that spawned an entire industry.

Having sold Proshred in 2002, Mr. O’Dea is now the President of Cairncroft Management Limited, a company with an expertise in franchising that looks for opportunities to build franchise chains in Canada. During his time at Proshred Security, Mr. O’Dea was involved with the founding financing and start-up of Samaritan Air, Ontario’s first fixed-wing patient transfer service, which grew into an international business with a fleet of airplanes moving patients between three continents.

Sean O’Dea presents as part of the “Lived It” lectures and he shares his experiences as an entrepreneur. Hear first hand some of the lessons learned from these diverse opportunities.

For more information and a video of Sean’s lecture at MaRS, see CIBC Presents Entrepreneurship 101: Success Story with Sean O’Dea

Sean O’Dea interview at MaRS
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Image by mars_discovery_district
What do gourmet coffee and secure mobile document shredding have in common?

More than you might think. The Second Cup and Proshred are two very successful companies launched and managed by a pair of brothers – Frank and Sean O’Dea. The brothers developed Second Cup into a national franchise before selling the business in 1985. With Proshred he "invented" a business-to-business service that nobody knew they wanted or needed. With this, they built a very successful business that spawned an entire industry.

Having sold Proshred in 2002, Mr. O’Dea is now the President of Cairncroft Management Limited, a company with an expertise in franchising that looks for opportunities to build franchise chains in Canada. During his time at Proshred Security, Mr. O’Dea was involved with the founding financing and start-up of Samaritan Air, Ontario’s first fixed-wing patient transfer service, which grew into an international business with a fleet of airplanes moving patients between three continents.

Sean O’Dea presents as part of the “Lived It” lectures and he shares his experiences as an entrepreneur. Hear first hand some of the lessons learned from these diverse opportunities.

For more information and a video of Sean’s lecture at MaRS, see www.marsdd.com/video/success-story-with-sean-odea/

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