Rob Waddell

6 Added | 2 Magazines | 28 Likes | @Canadiancannon | Happily married to a closet party planner, blessed with three daughters; happily straddling fiscal conservative politics with liberal social policy.

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We Studied 100 Mentor-Mentee Matches — Here’s What Makes Mentorship Work

When First Round launched its Mentorship Program in 2016, we didn’t know what to expect. We’d heard from a number of people in our community that …


The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Two London subway attack suspects are refugees

The two suspects in the London subway attack that injured 30 people are a refugee from Iraq and a native of Syria — both of whom were fostered by a …


50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers |

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …