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.
DRAGONS’ DEN star and entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary is on the hunt for the next generation of “Dragons.” The Future Dragon Fund Contest, will award 10 ambitious grade 11 and 12 students who show promise as current or future entrepreneurs. Each successful student will each be awarded $5,000 to fund and pursue entrepreneurial projects of their choice.
Kevin O’Leary 40 years of Photography showcases a selection of images that the Dragon, an avid amateur shutterbug since the early ‘70s, shot during four decades of travels. The framed prints range from college-era self-portraits to aerial landscapes, cost $6,000 a pop and are available for public viewing at First Canadian Place. Some of them are also damn good. See for yourself.
‘Dragons’ Den’ star Kevin O’Leary, also known for his back-and-forth with Amanda Lang on ‘The Lang and O’Leary Exchange’, is currently showcasing some of his best photography in Toronto. The Kevin O’Leary 40 Years of Photography Exhibit has been underway since September 24 and will end on November 15 in the city, before it turns into a full-blown national tour.