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Yahoo Canada Finance brings you Open Concept, a series about the entrepreneurs and innovators making a difference today. Join us here for in-depth discussions and insights on the people, issues and trends changing Canada's business landscape. Hosted by Noel Hulsman.

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Yahoo Canada Finance brings you Open Concept, a series about the entrepreneurs and innovators making a difference today. Join us here for in-depth discussions and insights on the people, issues and trends changing Canada's business landscape. Hosted by Noel Hulsman.

    Alan Brookes: Running the Running Business

    Alan Brookes: Running the Running Business

    For the past three decades, Alan Brookes, Race Director of the Canadian Running Series, has helped make Canada a racing destination. Here's what he says it takes to make an event that really has meaning for people, and that will keep them coming back.
     
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    • 21 min
    How to Keep Going - Ecobee CEO Stuart Lombard

    How to Keep Going - Ecobee CEO Stuart Lombard

    In 2009, Stuart Lombard's company Ecobee created the first-ever smart thermostat. But when the bigger, better-funded Nest thermostat burst on the scene, everyone told him he should just quit.


    He didn't. Here's how Lombard kept going through the tough times, and how he's found a smarter way to success.
     
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    • 30 min
    Justin Crabbe: Disrupting the Aviation Industry

    Justin Crabbe: Disrupting the Aviation Industry

    Could the sharing economy shake up...air travel? Justin Crabbe thinks so. He's the CEO of Jettly, an app for on-demand private jets – and he wants to compete for customers with major commercial airlines.
     
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    • 17 min
    Knix CEO Joanna Griffiths

    Knix CEO Joanna Griffiths

    There's a revolution happening in the women's underwear industry – one that's focused on comfort, function, and what women actually want. Canadian brand Knix is one of the companies leading that movement. Here's how CEO Joanna Griffiths built a successful brand – and a huge online community – by challenging stigmas about women's bodies.
     
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    • 33 min
    Ab. Velasco: Innovating the Public Library

    Ab. Velasco: Innovating the Public Library

    Public libraries on a business podcast? You bet. If you want to know how to reinvent an institution at risk of becoming obsolete, you couldn't find much better inspiration. Many predicted Google would kill the public library, but today they're bustling. People aren't just there for the books. They come for the the 3D printers, the video editing courses, and the cooking classes. That's thanks in part to people like Ab. Velasco, Manager of Innovation for Toronto Public Library. Here's what he's got to say about how any institution, big or small, can push the boundaries. 
     
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    Sheetal Jaitly, Founder and CEO of TribalScale

    Sheetal Jaitly, Founder and CEO of TribalScale

    TribalScale calls itself a global innovation company. CEO Sheetal Jaitly tells us what it takes to make big corporations more innovative, why interviews are a terrible way to know if you've got a good hire, what he learned as a door-to-door photocopier salesman, and why business leaders need to talk more about their own mental health struggles.
     
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