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'Fraidy cats
February 22, 2013
Gary Salewicz

Without putting too fine a point on it, both men - one a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur, the other a head of the wireless upstart Wind Mobile - bemoan Canada as a land of wimps: For Lee, it's revealed in the fact that few Canadian software engineers are willing to take a flyer on their careers and create start-ups; for Lacavera, it's about the shortage of Canadians willing to finance start-ups. This, of course, is reducing their arguments to simplistic terms, but you get the point.

Tyler Brûlé - founder of Wallpaper and Monocle magazines - whose mug also appears in the magazine (page 9), struck a similar note in a recent chat he had with students at the Ontario College of Art and Design. After he decamped Toronto for London with little more than a degree and an outsized ego, Brûlé built a media mini-empire; the lesson for students, embrace risk.

We're not all a bunch of 'fraidy cats sitting on our hands.
start_ups  entrepreneurship  risks  Tyler_Brûlé  risk-taking  risk-aversion  Anthony_Lacavera  playing_it_safe  Canada  Canadian  software_developers 
february 2013 by jerryking
Upwardly Mobile
February 2009 | torontolife.com | Mike Miner
mobile_phones  Canada  wireless  Anthony_Lacavera 
november 2012 by jerryking
Wireless upstart model failing, future grim: analyst - The Globe and Mail
Wireless upstart model failing, future grim: analyst
iain marlow
Globe and Mail Update
Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
wireless  Iain_Marlow  failure  Anthony_Lacavera 
november 2011 by jerryking
Mobilicity CEO steps down - The Globe and Mail
iain marlow — TELECOM REPORTER
Globe and Mail Update
Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2011
wireless  mobile_phones  Mobilicity  John_Bitove  CEOs  Iain_Marlow  Anthony_Lacavera 
november 2011 by jerryking

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