Thursday, March 20, 2014

Writing alongside greatness

I write in a bunch of places, including the Bell Business Blog. It's a great source of advice for businesses that want to keep pace in an ever-accelerating tech-driven competitive landscape, but don't necessarily have the time or the resources to become tech experts themselves.

So we provide focused, easy-to-understand guidance on a wide range of business-relevant topics. If you look over at the page scan to the left, that's my piece on making sense of Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5.

If you look a little further down, you'll see a piece by Clara Hughes. If you're not familiar with her, she's a Canadian Olympic athlete who has brought home medals from both the summer (cycling) and winter games (speed skating). Perhaps more importantly, she suffered from depression, and instead of keeping it to herself has instead become the central figure in the Bell Let's Talk campaign to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.

Clara just kicked off a 12,000 km bike ride across Canada, and is visiting communities along the way to spread her message and connect with Canadians who have been touched by mental illness. She was in London yesterday, and today I opened up the Bell Business Blog to find her article, Community to Community: Making a Difference, right next to mine. Such coolness.

Hero is a word that's thrown around all too easily in this world, but she absolutely deserves the title.

Your turn: Would love to hear your thoughts...on Clara, on mental illness, and why this matters.

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Tabor said...

It is always fun to be invited to the smart people's party.

Gilly said...

Good for Clara! Mental illness is still an awful stigma. I know - been there, done that! It will trip you up in the most unexpected ways later on.

Will see if I can transfer a small donation from here to you. If not, she will hear me cheering her on!

H. M. Stuart said...

Carmi, we'd like to invite you to become one of our Authors in Alexandria. This invitation has been extended to you by email as well.

In addition to posting on anything you wish, as you desire, you may of course mirror posts you've already written from here or elsewhere to gain a different or additional audience or for any other reason that appeals to you.

If you think you might be interested, contact me through Alexandria or by return email via this comment and I'll forward our formal invitations for you to look over and return if you decide to proceed.

Come contribute your perspectives and opinions to the ongoing conversations there or, even better, start some new - and different - ones of your own.

I look forward to hearing from you.

H. M. Stuart

Carmi Levy said...

"H.M. Stuart": Um, OK.

Let me know what your rates are and we'll go from there.