Why TV needs more Toby Ziegler

Toby Ziegler | Karim Kanji

I never did watch The West Wing when it first ran on TV. However, because of the miracle or Netflix, I am now watching The West Wing. It took me a few episodes to get hooked. But I am so glad I was “patient”. The West Wing is one of the best TV shows ever. And Toby Ziegler is one of TV’s best characters.

TV needs more characters like Toby Ziegler.



Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman, is in 2014 YouTube Rewind review

Superwoman - Lilly Singh | Karim Kanji

My niece, Iman, turned me on to this Greater Toronto Area YouTuber named Superwoman this past summer. Her videos, filmed in her parent’s home (like a true Indian child), depict a typical immigrant child dealing with her immigrant parents.

I also bumped into Lilly Singh during the opening night of Dr. Cabbie. Well, I didn’t really bump in her. Here. Take a look:

Anyways, @iisuperwomanii is from Scarborough. And so am I. So maybe I’ll be a YouTube star one day. Or star in a big movie production…

Lilly Singh can be seen in this YouTube 2014 Year in Review. Congrats Lilly. All of Scarborough is proud of you. Including me.

#FollowFriday with Tomas from MADE Clothing

It’s been a while since I’ve met up with Tomas. We used to work out of the same space over a year ago. It’s kinda my fault that I haven’t been over to see him at his new space. Anyways, I have this sense that things are going amazing for him and his company, MADE Clothing.

Here’s a conversation I had with him over a year ago while I was working elsewhere. I hope you enjoy his insights into entrepreneurship.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0iRndhN7iA?rel=0&w=560&h=315]


How to tell a story: Duracell and Derrick Coleman


  1. Tell the story. If it’s powerful you won’t need to embellish the truth.
  2. Be authentic when tying in your brand.
  3. Timing is important everything.
  4. People love to cheer for the “underdog”.

how to make air pressed coffee

Our friends at Network Orange and downtown Toronto’s ING Cafe recently included new “air press” coffee devices. I’m sure they are called something more refined and sophisticated. But I’m writing this at 10:40 pm on a Sunday and I really want to watch Gandhi. So you go check Google for the proper name.

Anyway, I’m going to show you how to make air pressed coffee. I’m now an expert. And some say a coffee snob. đŸ™‚

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb7zJUKdYPo?rel=0&w=560&h=315]