Book Review: “The Five Thieves of Happiness” By Dr. John Izzo

Posted by Hoda on Jan 08,2017

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Ready for Business in USA!

Ready for Business in USA!

Recently, Sinai Maple bid on a contract in the U.S.,and we won it! We discovered that we needed to fill a certain IRS form (e.g. W-8BEN-E in our case) to reduce the amount of tax withholding by the U.S. client. As we’re already a registered Canadian Corporation paying taxes in Canada, we are protected by a tax treaty betwe

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Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Sinai Maple is celebrating its fifth year anniversary! I must say that it has been an interesting, challenging, and rewarding journey. When we first started, we had no idea that we would have the privilege of working with such wonderful, dynamic organizations. We want to thank our

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Wishing You A Very Successful 2013!

Wishing You A Very Successful 2013!

We would like to wish everyone a very happy and successful 2013! It is exciting to begin 2013 with so many upcoming projects. We are ready to continue to help our clients and partner companies grow in 2013.

Sinai Maple will be offering a True Colors Teambuilding workshop in Collingwood, Ontario on January 23rd and 24th, and a Personal

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Sinai Maple Exhibited at CSTD 2013 in Toronto

Sinai Maple Exhibited at CSTD 2013 in Toronto

Thank you to everyone who stopped by Booth 403 in CSTD2013 in Toronto to learn more about True Colors and the workshops that Sinai Maple offers. It was lovely to meet you at the show. Looking forward to connecting again in future events.

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In Memory of my friend, Diana

In Memory of my friend, Diana

My friend, Diana Szasz, left us on July 14, 2014. It has been one month since cancer stole her from us. I guess that you might think that LinkedIn is not the place to write about a friend that we just lost, but I met Diana through work. Our friendship was initially formed when we both worked at Gennum, in Burlington, Ontario, so I think that it

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What’s in a name…”Sinai Maple”

What’s in a name…”Sinai Maple”

The company that I started, Sinai Maple, is nearing its third year anniversary. Because I’ve received so many questions regarding the name and how it was chosen, I thought that now is a good time to write about the importance of naming and branding.

The naming of any organization is one of the most important

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Alibaba Makes History

Alibaba Makes History

On September 19, 2014, the Chinese e-commerce giant, AliBaba Group, had the largest initial public offering in U.S. history. They raised $25 Billion! North American investors and consumers who were not familiar with Alibaba were taken by surprise regarding the sheer volume of e-commerce that the company does. Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, st

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Congratulations to Sound Options on Their 3rd Place Finish at Lion’s Lair!

Congratulations to Sound Options on Their 3rd Place Finish at Lion’s Lair!

Picture taken following the Lion’s Lair event. Standing from left to right is,
Michael Chrostowski, Hoda Kamel, and Shelly-Anne Li

 

 

Lion’s Lair 2014 was held at Carmen’s in Hamilton, on October 2, 2014. It was a huge event which was attended by over 500 people, sponsored by 

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Missing the Target: A Retailer’s Aim for International Markets

Missing the Target: A Retailer’s Aim for International Markets

The recent Target closure announcement in Canada came as a shock to many and is the centerpiece of conversation and case studies on international retail and market expansion. I found the unexpected reactions of most to be surprising – as it took just one visit to my neighborhood Target to foreshadow the company’s inevitable retreat.

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Sinai Maple Featured in BIZ Hamilton Q4 2014 Issue

Sinai Maple Featured in BIZ Hamilton Q4 2014 Issue

Late October 2014 I got a phone call from Marc Skulnick, the Editor of BIZ Hamilton Magazine. He wanted me to be featured in the magazine as a Small Business which operates out of Hamilton. I felt so fortunate and happy to get this invitation. As a small business owner, I do a lot of networking and it felt good that it paid off. Sinai Maple was

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Sinai Maple Small Business Week Advice

Sinai Maple Small Business Week Advice

As a small business owner, and as part of a Hamilton Small Business panel, I was asked by Marc Skulnick, the Editor of the BIZ Hamilton magazine to answer the following question:

“What one piece of advice would you give to a small business owner that you wish somebody had given to you?”

Hoda Kamel

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TeamBuilding for Tenant Associations at CityHousing Hamilton

TeamBuilding for Tenant Associations at CityHousing Hamilton

This is a post that I have been meaning to write for the last several months. Over February and March 2015, Sinai Maple ran a series of TeamBuilding workshops for several Tenant Association teams. These sessions were a part of the Tenant Engagement Strategy sponsored by  Read More

True Colors® Introduction to Ontario Power Generation Trainers & Facilitators

True Colors® Introduction to Ontario Power Generation Trainers & Facilitators

In June 2015, I had the pleasure of introducing the True Colors® Personality Assessment method to 120 trainers and facilitators at the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) facility in Pickering, Ontario. It was part of a Training & Development program designed for OPG t

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Trust in Social Media

Trust in Social Media

Sinai Maple Co-Founder, Dr. Khaled Hassanein, was recently quoted in the Financial Post speaking about the importance of third party validation when establishing third-party trust and credibility in online transactions.

Dr. Hassanein discusses how there can be issu

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Why Sinai Maple

Sinai Maple specializes in professional training offering both pre-designed and custom developed workshops tailored to meet your needs!