Points to Ponder
Plan and prepare ... but when the time comes, trust yourself and let go.
Vikings star KATHERYN WINNICK,
in Inc., on the key to success I often speak to students and emerging entrepreneurs, and one piece of advice I give them is to have naive ambition—you have to be a little naive to believe that your business, which may now be only a spreadsheet, could be a big international player one day.
MICHAEL KATCHEN, founder of
WealthSimple, in Canadian Business I wasn’t going to run. I figured I’m not going to outrun an eagle, so we might as well see what happens.
Seattle Mariners pitcher
JAMES PAXTON, after an eagle landed on him during a game The world will be a different place in 20 years, and we have no idea what that will look like. I think that’s why we have conversations; that’s why we have to listen; that’s why we make art.
REBECCA BELMORE People often treat art
as though it is very different from any other
profession and ask, Why would you want to keep doing this? This is my job and my love; I cannot imagine life
Late Inuit artist KENOJUAK ASHEVAK
It’s pretty neat to stand at the tallest spot on earth and look out to see the curvature of the world.
the second-oldest Canadian to summit
Everest, at 64, in Avenue Magazine We still don’t know how brain causes mind—how mind causes identity over time. We don’t know how … chemical reactions in your nerves can create pain or how memories are formed. The human brain really is the last frontier.
Author WILL FERGUSON,
on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter We all have lists—I certainly do—of things I know I want to do and that I know would be good for me, yet I don’t do them. So I started to ask the question: “Why don’t we change?” After months and months We’re never mean to each other, so if we disagree, we pout. That’s sort of the Canadian way. But we did used to love punching Alex [Lifeson] when he said something stupid.
GEDDY LEE, on life in Rush, in Rolling Stone of research, the answer was neuroscientific—we are wired against it.
Journalist AMANDA LANG, on her book The Beauty of Discomfort: How What We
Avoid Is What We Need In the wake of [Harvey] Weinstein, if you are a manager of a company and you see sexual harassment, you see sexual predation of any kind, you have to act on it.
HOWARD LEVITT, in The Globe and Mail We should worry about why farmers can’t support themselves or their livelihoods the way they once used to. I believe we should be supporting those who put their heart into providing good food in this country.
TV chef CHRISTINE CUSHING,