Daily Inspiration: #BeTheNorth - The world needs more Canada!

Jim Carroll
June 14, 2019

Jim Carroll

Futurist. Trends & Innovation Expert
Inspiration Futurists Entertainment

"#BeTheNorth – The world needs more Canada!" – #Futurist Jim Carroll

It's a fun morning to wake up in Canada.

Toronto, in fact!

We're NBA champions! Go Raptors!

I'll admit I didn't make it to the end of the game. But around midnight, out here in the suburbs, I woke up & could hear the cars honking, people cheering. I knew #WeTheNorth had prevailed in Game 6.

I don't know if you know, but there were apparently 57 locations across the country with massive 'Jurassic Parks' set up so that people could watch the game. They are named after the square outside the main stadium where the Toronto Raptors play.

Over the last few weeks, Canada has come together in one of those unique ways to cheer on the single Canadian city that they most often dislike. It's been a pretty wonderful experience.

In my suburban city of Mississauga, with a population close to 825,000 people, it is estimated that almost 50,000 people showed up to "Jurassic Park West."

Study the crowds at any of these spontaneous celebrations. You'll witness one of the most diverse populations of any area in the world outside of New York and London. We've got the largest Sri Lankan population outside of Sri Lanka; a massive Indian population; an overwhelming presence of every nation from the Caribbean; a Polish community with delis that would put Poland to shame.

We are wonderfully ethnically diverse, and we mostly all get along. Our current hero is an Indian-Canadian named Nav – known as the SuperFan – who has been to every Raptors game since day 1, 24 years ago. He's our current representative Canadian!

I often take my Canadian story to the stage at my events on the world stage.

In a globe wracked by hatred, fear & ethnic division, we remain a strong beacon of hope & inspiration to others who cling to the powerful human ideal that we are better together than we are apart.

That's not to say we don't have our challenges and problems. We have racists on the fringe; hatred waiting in the wings; intolerance bubbling to the surface. We do our best to beat it down.

If you want some inspiration and hope to start your Friday, find the photos of our nation cheering on our #Raptors – that's Canada!

#WeTheNorth


To book Jim Carroll for your next event, visit his profile: https://premierespeakers.com/jim_carroll

Daily Inspiration: #BeTheNorth – The world needs more Canada! appeared first on Futurist, Trends Innovation Expert & Keynote Speaker Jim Carroll.

Jim Carroll

Want Jim Carroll for your next event?

Find out more information, including fees and availability.
Find Out More
Keep Reading
Videos and Keynote Topic: The Future of Golf - and Rethinking Innovation Through Golf!
Jim Carroll
Jim Carroll
August 28, 2019
Hopefully, you got a lot of great rounds in during the ...
Daily Inspiration: "Challenge the unknown - with pinpoint precision!"
Jim Carroll
Jim Carroll
August 27, 2019
"Challenge the unknown - with pinpoint precision!" - Futurist Jim Carroll ...
Daily Inspiration: " .Experiential capital is the new capital for the 21st century!"
Jim Carroll
Jim Carroll
August 26, 2019
"There's no time to learn, to study, to plan. With that ...
Videos and Keynote Topic: The Future of Golf - and Rethinking Innovation Through Golf!
Hopefully, you got a lot of great rounds in during the summer! Did you spend time thinking about the future of the game? I did! Here's a quick video on the future of the game as technology, the next generation and other trends come together! (Filmed on the 16th tee of the wonderful Georgian Bay Club!) Check out the video below, whi...
Read More
Daily Inspiration: "Challenge the unknown - with pinpoint precision!"
"Challenge the unknown - with pinpoint precision!" - Futurist Jim Carroll There's a lot we don't know about the future - as a futurist, I can certainly tell you that with a lot of certainty! Yet what you don't know can definitely hurt you - and that's a bit of a problem! And so when it comes to the unknown, the challenge is how - an...
Read More
Daily Inspiration: " .Experiential capital is the new capital for the 21st century!"
"There's no time to learn, to study, to plan. With that being your new reality, figure out what you don't know, and do the things that are necessary to begin to know about it! Experiential capital is the new capital for the 21st century!" - #Futurist Jim Carroll The quote is directly from my Web page, "The Reality of Disruption (24 Reaso...
Read More
Video: "Will you watch the future happen - or will you make the future happen?"
Can you imagine your world 10 years from now? Are you ready to adapt? Will you watch the future happen – or will you make the future happen? The post Video: “Will you watch the future happen – or will you make the future happen?” appeared first on Futurist, Trends Innovation Expert & Keynote Speaker Jim Carroll.
Read More
Video: "The Future. It's Fast! Are You?"
A clip from my keynote in Muscat, Oman last year that I edited together yesterday. Watch it – and then, ask yourself : are you really operating with the speed and agility that you require in our modern day world? The post Video: “The Future. It’s Fast! Are You?” appeared first on Futurist, Trends Innovation Expert & Keynote Speaker Jim Carr...
Read More
Daily Inspiration: "Think fast. Be faster!"
"Think fast. Be faster!" – Futurist Jim Carroll In a few weeks, I'll be speaking at Revionics Insight 2019, one of the leading events in the retail industry. As part of the process, I've done yet another detailed research dump – essentially, I grabbed about 750 articles about some of the latest trends sweeping the retail sector from my go-to to...
Read More
Daily Inspiration: "People will tell you that you've got no chance for success. Prove them wrong!"
"People will tell you that you've got no chance of success. Prove them wrong!" - Futurist Jim Carroll If you are driven to success, you'll find that you are often surrounded by negative people. They can be a barrier to your efforts because they will do everything they can to get in the way of your achievement. As a futurist, I certainl...
Read More
Video: "When Every Company Becomes A Tech Company!"
Take a look at my page, The Reality of Disruption (24 Reasons Why Your Company Might Die Before You Get Old) It’s a comprehensive list of a vast number of trends which provide for massive, disruptive change for your company and the industry in which you operate. Two of the top trends have to do with technology! Here’s a video clip to get you thi...
Read More
The Future of Retail is Fast! Are You? My Upcoming Keynote at Revionics Insight 2019!
It's going to be an exciting Fall 2019, with a whole series of high profile keynotes lined up! One of them is my opening keynote at Revionics Insight 2019. It's absolutely fantastic because they are holding this premier retail event at Torrey Pines - and yes, I already have a tee time! And second, because this company is at the ...
Read More
Video: Innovation - The Next Frontier
10 years ago, I appeared on stage in Las Vegas in front of 7,000 people, for a talk about the criticality of innovative thinking - but also reflected on how some people simply try to shut it down. Here's an assembled clip of the highlights! To book Jim Carrollfor your next event, visit hisprofile: https://premierespeakers.com/jim_car...
Read More