Monthly Archives: August, 2010


talk with Tony Hsieh, CEO billion$ company Zappos on Delivering Happiness at Grow Conf

My name is Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. Zappos - we've been around for a little over 11 years now. We started out selling shoes online but we actually sell alot more than shoes here, we sell clothing, and beauty products, handbags, and so on. The vast majority of our business is in the U.S., and really our goal is to build the Zappos brand...

Canadian Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley Investors connect at Grow conference

The Grow Conference took place Aug 19-21 at the Vancouver Convention. I didn't attend any of the Conference sessions, as.I spent all day interviewing Grow Speakers, Organizers, and other Business people attending Grow. I interviewed ten of the events' featured Speakers, several event sponsors, and organizer Debbie Landa.

Thousands of zombies invade downtown Vancouver

Seemed like Halloween came early this year, as thousands of zombies filled the streets and stumbled their way from the Vancouver Art Gallery to...

Kris Krug talks about BP oilspill and social media at Remixology

Kris Krug knows how to fill the house. I had to look for an extra seat when I arrived, because the room was filled for Kris' presentation on the BP oilspill as part of FreshMedia’s first monthly REMIXOLOGY event. The event was moderated by the Vancouver Sun's Dig Life columnist Gillian Shaw, on the topic “Toward Cooperative Media Making: How can professional and citizen journalists collaborate?”

Check out 20th and FINAL Under The Volcano Festival on Sunday

After 20 years UTV has decided to close this chapter of our history by making our 20th anniversary our final event. For two decades we have organized in solidarity with local and global social justice movements and have staunchly supported marginalized peoples struggles. We have survived and thrived and now it’s time to say goodbye. Come celebrate cultures of resistance, activism and community!

Get inspired at SPOKED! Bicycle Arts Celebration this weekend

SPOKED! Bicycle Arts Celebration SPOKED! is a celebration that uses the bicycle as a catalyst for creativity. Inspired films, art and music. On Friday, August...

Can we have more Pride? Yes! More photos and stories from the Gay Pride Parade

I walked or rollerbladed with PFLAG. The group is dedicated to helping parents, friends and families come to terms with their gay, lesbian, bisexual...


Photographer Rita Leistner Rita Leistner’s socially and politically engaged documentary photography practice is based on first-hand engagement in the world, in particular on documenting communities in extreme...

Ta’Kaiya Blaney inspires with a powerful voice at Earth day Vancouver 2013

Earth day 2013. It's a special day in our household, because we like to think we do our bit to save the planet. It's...

BCBusiness magazine celebrates 20 Most Innovative Companies in B.C. 2013

Last week, I attended the "BCBusiness Innovators of the Year" event at the West Building of the Vancouver Convention center. I decided to attend,...
Jonathan Hanley is an entrepreneur, web guy, writer and photographer--- into all things social media and communications. He has worked with international green groups and sustainable businesses for more than 25 years. Bringing people together by building and growing social communities for 14 years.

Jonathan has blogged 9 posts here.