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It’s easy to rely on financial advice from experts with whom we share no personal connection. Monday night, however, 400 members of the Western community heard Kevin O’Leary’s advice in person, without a television or computer screen dividing the business guru and ticketholders. The predominantly male audience at Somerville House had an unobstructed view of the Ivey alumnus.
Known as the ruthless venture capitalist on CBC’s Dragon’s Den and ABC’s Shark Tank, Kevin O’Leary garners interest from viewers ranging from “9 year old girls to 90 year old men.” In between bragging about his shows’ high ratings, O’Leary marvelled at TV’s ability to propel his career. Nevertheless, O’Leary insisted that “television is not just about narcissism.” Continue reading
This is another installment of “ANTITHESIS” — your outlet for speaking out against anything Zine, Western or MIT.
This edition is in response to the proposed $35,000 scholarship from American banking firm, Goldman Sachs.
UPDATE: the scholarship has been accepted by the Board of Governors.
Read more about their reasoning after the jump.
I was never more proud to be a FIMS student when I heard that one of our own was questioning the ethics of accepting a scholarship fund from Goldman Sachs. Not only does FIMS, with its highly anti-corporation sentiments, have reason to be anti-Goldman Sachs, but the rest of the world does too. The financial giant is considered one of the central orchestrators of the 2008 global economic crisis. Of course, in the face of this Goliath, it’s FIMS — a mere David — that speaks up. Continue reading