OMERS Ventures CEO, John Ruffolo, speaks on the importance of innovation and mentorship to creating Canada's competitive innovation nation.
Please take sixteen minutes to view our second of two videos with OMERS Ventures CEO & member, CATAAlliance National Leadership Council, John Ruffolo who was interviewed recently by Hart Hillman, CATA National Leadership Council member, on the importance of innovation and mentorship to creating Canada's competitive innovation nation.
In part two of his interview, John Ruffolo is asked about best advice to foster the success of students and start up entrepreneurs.
We hear a call for entrepreneurship curriculum at all educational levels to support the shift from large company employee aspirations to independent contractor or entrepreneur.
On the role of mentorship, Mr. Ruffolo indicates that the priority is to add value, in addition to capital as part of serving the entrepreneur.
Regarding social give back, while the ultimate goal must be to generate returns, he stresses that there is also opportunity to create social value or a double bottom line.
Mr. Ruffolo concludes with insight into a new United Nations study on Gross National Happiness as an additional measure of competitive success.
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