Author Archives: Dawn Montgomery

About Dawn Montgomery

Dawn Montgomery doesn't believe in boxes. In 2009 she gained access to the hidden job market by connecting with commuters on the GO train, receiving coverage from The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Hamilton Spectator, plus interviews with Canada AM, CHML 900 and That Channel; however, this was not the first example of her "box?...what box?" thinking. On arrival as an immigrant to Canada the anticipated job and accommodation were no longer available, so she sourced another opportunity and, seven days later, with suitcase of heels and coordinating bags, drove 1804k to the logging and mining community of Ear Falls (pop. 1500) Ontario; it was January, the journey took five days, she stayed two years...the path less travelled is a familiar one!

In Praise of Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2008

Tweet As part of the #ONtastesBC initiative, I received six bottles of BC wine to evaluate and below is the first of my tasting notes. Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2008 is indeed a grand vin.  Born out of the serendipity … Continue reading

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In Praise of GEWÜRZTRAMINER

Tweet My main joy as a wine educator is seeing the surprise and delight when someone really ‘gets’ what wine is about. Thanks to Gray Monk Estate Wineries and their 2011 Gewürztraminer, that’s what happened sitting round my dining room … Continue reading

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‘Empire State of Mind:How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office part two

Tweet Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office (Updated) By Zack O’Malley Greenburg Published by Portfolio ISBN: 9781591845409 ebook ISBN: 9781101476079 Copyright © 2012 by Zack O’Malley Greenburg   Buy the Book     … Continue reading

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‘Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office’ part one

Tweet Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office (Updated) By Zack O’Malley Greenburg Published by Portfolio ISBN: 9781591845409 ebook ISBN: 9781101476079 Copyright © 2012 by Zack O’Malley Greenburg   Buy the Book     … Continue reading

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One Man’s Wine is Another Man’s Poison

Tweet In his article in the January 9th publication of Snooth, Gregory Dal Piaz discusses ‘The Problem with Wine Ratings’, what’s wrong with them and their affect on how we buy wine… “….wine ratings, we hate them and we love … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Linkedin in Perspective

Tweet Linkedin has 200 million members and there are more than 3 billion people in the workforce globally.  Even excluding industry/education/location-specific workers, that’s still a lot of people who are not on Linkedin, so make other platforms/stratagems work for you in … Continue reading

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‘Situations Matter:Understanding How Context Transforms Your World’ part five

Tweet Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World By Sam Sommers Published by Riverhead Books ISBN: 9781594488184 ebook ISBN: 9781101553794 Copyright © 2011 by Sam Sommers   Buy the Book   On average, they rated the Questioner an 82. … Continue reading

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‘Situations Matter:Understanding How Context Transforms Your World’ part four

Tweet Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World By Sam Sommers Published by Riverhead Books ISBN: 9781594488184 ebook ISBN: 9781101553794 Copyright © 2011 by Sam Sommers Buy the Book    The suspect is a father with young kids? Then … Continue reading

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‘Situations Matter….’ part three

Tweet Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World By Sam Sommers Published by Riverhead Books ISBN: 9781594488184 ebook ISBN: 9781101553794 Copyright © 2011 by Sam Sommers Buy the Book   Marta blinked twice, processing this new development. “I probably … Continue reading

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‘Situations Matter…’ part two

Tweet Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World By Sam Sommers Published by Riverhead Books ISBN: 9781594488184 ebook ISBN: 9781101553794 Copyright © 2011 by Sam Sommers Buy the Book   I took a figurative step back from the counter … Continue reading

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