Mohamad Fakih is a Lebanese-Canadian businessman and philanthropist. He started Paramount Fine Foods after arriving in Canada as an immigrant. In May 2018, Fakih was awarded an honourary doctorate from Ryerson University.
The following is a podcast rebroadcast. Or a repodcast!
In the 20th episode of Welcome!, I spoke with entrepreneur Romana Kassam about life travelling Europe and Africa, climbing Kilimanjaro, dealing with East Indian parents and their expectations of their daughter, working corporate life and her decision to stop participating in the rat race to start her own business.
This post was previously published on Girth Radio on October 23, 2015.
Steve Hulford has had a lifelong dream of getting paid for traveling the world. And so far, he’s done a great job of fulfilling this dream. First as a competitive swimmer, then as a filmmaker, and now with Filemobile.
Enjoy my conversation with one of Toronto’s most successful entrepreneurs.
I sat down with Farid Kassam. Who is Farid? Well, let’s just say that he is (partly) responsible for the air we breathe in airplanes and the functionality of the CanadARM. Yup. That arm. The one that helped build the International Space Station and launched (and fixed) the Hubble Space Telescope. Check out our conversation below.
I don’t usually use this space to blog about my professional life. So I hope you don’t mind if I make an exception today.
This week I’m proud to represent thirdocean and XConnect at Canada’s top technology and start-up conference in Vancouver: GROW Conference. If you’re a regular here you probably already know that I am a co-founder and partner of both thirdocean(which is a social media and community management agency) and XConnect(which we’re building into Canada’s top technology and new media resource).
Both companies are less than one year old. Which makes this trip all the more important from a business perspective. Not only am I in attending GROW in order to learn from some of the top entrepreneurs and business minds across North America but I’m in Vancouver to network and solidify some professional relationships. The goal, obviously, is to grow both of our businesses.
So I hope to be able to share some good news with everyone soon after I return from this trip.
For the rest of the week I’ll be blogging over at XConnect. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on both what I’ve learned and whom I’ve met. If you’re a fan of our XConnect Show (live every Wednesday at 11am EST) this week we’ll be chatting with Alyssa Richard and Matthew Slutsky. Both Toronto-based entrepreneurs are disrupting the national real estate industry. Rachel McConnell (our Community Manager) will be filling in for me as host of the show. I hope you’re able to watch.
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This episode was taped at Girth Radio studios inside the Pacific Junction Hotel bar in Toronto.
Music featured in this podcast episode is by my cousin, Afraaz Mulji.