Kevin, or “Mr. Wonderful” as he’s called on Shark Tank, has great stage presence and enjoys the limelight. More than anything, it was the content that stood out most. The keynote’s focus was on investing and finance, but the message came down to a handful of brilliant life lessons.
Wicked Good Cupcakes announced a partnership today with entrepreneur and philanthropist Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s hit show The Profit.
Blunt, colourful and outspoken, Kevin O’Leary has become the Don Cherry of Canadian business. The entrepreneur, author and TV fixture (Dragons’ Den in Canada, Shark Tank in the U.S.) was in town this week and sat down with The Gazette to answer a series of questions submitted by readers. Here’s an edited transcript of that conversation.
Of course there were a ton of artists walking the red carpet at the 2013 American Music Awards, but not many actually made music as they made their way to the ceremony.
It took just 16 months of working at a Tim Hortons for Calgary high school student Rami Ghanem to come up with an award-winning idea for efficiency. Thanks to a $5,000 cheque from Dragons’ Den heavyweight Kevin O’Leary, Ghanem’s idea for a modern method of employee check-in may soon appear in fast food franchises everywhere.
He teaches money management to audiences old and young, backing up no-nonsense principles with years of experience. We could be saving ourselves from so much grief, frustration and stress if we only did a few key things differently, he said in an interview.
Despite his hardnosed and intimidating reputation on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, Kevin O’Leary was warm and welcoming on Tuesday for the launch of his first-ever photo exhibit, Kevin O’Leary: 40 Years of Photography, at First Canadian Place in Toronto. Unbeknownst to us, the entrepreneur, investor and outspoken TV personality has an eye for photography, and has tens of thousands of photographs from dozens of countries, spanning multiple decades.