Turning Entrepreneurship Inside Out

For the last four years, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as an Entrepreneur in Residence at RADIUS, a social innovation lab and venture accelerator at Simon Fraser University. Like all entrepreneurs, RADIUS program participants face myriad challenges, but there’s one problem in particular that always piques my interest. In the first accelerator cohort, there was a young woman who …

Reflections of Our CEO: The Deep Lesson of Day 467

It was one of those days that’s tougher than most…. I struggled out of bed at 5:45, plunging myself into a cold shower before wolfing down breakfast, and hitting the road. The day was wall-to-wall. Six meetings. Major project milestones. IT issues. Big dinner with a significant potential client. Frantic. I got home after 11pm, exhausted to the point I …

The One Thing to Help Your Team Take Flight

JP Morgan Chase recently hosted an intimate inclusive economy event in Canary Wharf, in the heart of London’s business district. I arrived promptly at 9:30am and stood with a dozen strangers waiting to ride the very swanky elevator 31 floors into the sky. That’s when the butterfly arrived…. There we were, standing in the lobby, when the monarch’s gorgeous, orange …

Reflections of Our CEO: I Think I Disagree….

I got my first piece of hate mail this week. It was a response to a news piece about a controversial energy infrastructure project that has dominated the news in western Canada. The letter was vitriolic and personal, as one might expect. But it ultimately left me feeling disappointed. You see, rather than responding defensively or simply getting angry, I …

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

For decades, an ever-increasing number of business leaders have recognized their companies’ obligations to their employees, their communities, and the environment we all share. The transition to a clean, healthy, diverse 21st century economy has begun—but it’s not without its challenges. Unfortunately, here in Canada, debates about the validity and value of old economy projects have become highly adversarial and …

Reinvigorating a Sense of Purpose in an Established Architecture Practice

Kiran Curtis Associates is an architecture practice based in London. Operating for 20 years across London and the South-east, KCA has delivered a range of successful projects including mixed-use developments, private and affordable housing, commercial developments, and master plans. Junxion worked with KCA to review and redefine their brand strategy, reflecting the company’s passion for making a positive difference for …