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SPECS & SPINES OPTOMETRY AND CHIROPRACTIC

Specs & Spines grand opening

As siblings attending elementary school in south Etobicoke, we never entertained the idea that one day we would be opening a joint clinic in our old stomping grounds.  Ironically enough, that’s exactly what happened this past April. 

Silicon Valley's "Social Conscience" on Growth that Serves the Greater Good

Chamath

The half-lives of businesses are shrinking, so companies need to have the maturity and thoughtfulness to stay on top — not just to get there.

Mabel’s Labels’ Keys to Success

Mabel's Labels Founders.

Thirteen years ago, along with three of my friends from the University of Waterloo, I started a business. The idea came from a simple inspiration – we all had small children who were losing their belongings. We noticed there was a gap in the marketplace for durable, dishwasher/microwave-safe, personalized name labels for children.

An Agile Approach to Life

Picture of Max Spear.

A decade ago when I applied to University, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. All I knew was that I loved to learn, discover new things, and solve problems that mattered to the world – but when it came down to what “career” I wanted to have, I was open to suggestions. Most of my close friends at the time shared the same ambition – do great things, without being sure what exactly those things were.

Waterloo to Lucky Group- Tackling Environmental Challenges

From the time I started my under-graduate degree, I was enthusiastically waiting for the day I would complete my degree and join my fifty year old family business of metal recycling known as Lucky Group. In 2005, I moved back to our hometown of Dubai after completing most of my degree while I continued to finish my last couple of courses at my own pace.

My Romp Through East Africa In Search Of Personal Growth

After a fulfilling 5 years at the University of Waterloo, most of my class mates found their way into full time positions and began their lives as young professionals. Whether it was in search of passion, pride, money or knowledge; we were hungry for success and needed to maximize the degrees we now held. Our studies in Environment and Business had offered us a multidisciplinary lens on challenges that will face the world for decades to come.

A Connected Environment

In high school, I was very timid and withdrawn, with only a sense of responsibility and concern for the environment to help guide my choice in a university program. Impressed by UWaterloo’s co-op program and interested in the relatively new (at the time) Environment and Business program, I came to Waterloo in pursuit of a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in 2005.

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