Archive | October, 2012

[VIDEO] TEDxVancouver Confluence 2012 Videos

26 Oct

What an excellent event. Thank you to all who attended this year’s TEDxVancouver event.

Here are the videos from the event.  You’ll find a lot of the backstage TEDx videos from our sponsor Future Shop.  Some great interviews with all the TEDxVancouver speakers by Elliott Chun @elliottchun.

Behind the Scenes Set Up Video by Clayton Goodfellow of Georgia Street Media

Kristin Westdal – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Chen Lizra – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Mark Brand – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Eric Winsborrow – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Doug Schmitt – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Natalie DeFreitas – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Joel Solomon – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Lainey Gossip – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Robin Esrock – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

Riaz Meghji (Host) – Behind the Scenes at TEDxVancouver Video

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[PICS] TEDxVancouver Confluence 2012 Photos

23 Oct

Thanks to everyone who attended and everyone who helped to organize this year’s TEDxVancouver 2012 – Confluence event.  All the feedback we’ve had so far has been great and it seems like the attendees had an excellent time.

Here are lots of photo galleries from the TEDxVancouver 2012 event.

Here’s me just before the massive crowds 🙂

(Maurice Li photo)

Here’s everyone

(Rishad Daroowala photo)

Here are all the speakers (Robin Esrock, Natalie De Freitas, Mark Betteridge, Elaine Lui (aka Lainey gossip), Mark Brand, Kristin Westdal, Dr. Jean Carruthers, Dr. John Izzo, Eric Winsborrow, Doug Schmitt, Joel Solomon, Chen Lizra, John Bromley and host Riaz Meghji.)

(Rishad Daroowala photo)

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Clubzone.com and Clubvibes.com – Back Together Again

16 Oct

And so it has come full circle. We all started out back during the Dot-com bubble in late 1999 / 2000 building Clubvibes.com which quickly went on to become the dominant social media website in Vancouver and other cities before “social media” was a term.

Shortly afterwards, the original founders crew parted ways for various reasons and Clubzone.com was born.  Both websites continued to play a pivotal role in Vancouver’s nightlife promotions scene and served as “inspiration” for multiple other nightlife-related websites across North America since then.

In a press release announced today, Clubzone.com has bought Clubvibes.com and will be blending the site and it’s assets into the main MyZone Media mix.

I’m really glad to see this has come full circle.  These are great websites, business models and teams – these companies will always be close to my heart.

You can read the full press release here.

[VIDEO] The Bank of Canada and the Origins of Canadian Money

9 Oct

There is a lot of information out there on the interwebz about the United States Federal Reserve and the many people who want to “End the Fed” and “Audit the Fed”… you can easily search online and find all the varying opinions you want.

Did you know that Canada also issues its currency as debt via private banks?  We have a law that gives the Bank of Canada the right to create our money, yet we get our money from private banks – with interest.

The people in these videos have researched the subject much more than I ever could and explain it more eloquently. This should be required viewing for all Canadians to see where our money actually comes from and how we build up such substantial debts and deficits.

A lawsuit against the Bank of Canada to bring back money creation to the Bank of Canada.

A 12 year old girl, Victoria Grant explains it to the Public Banking in America Conference in April 2012

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