Michael Jackson and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Similarities?

I recently watched a documentary on Mozart’s life and I was amazed at how similar it was to Michael Jackson’s.  Both enjoyed fame as children, and then later as young adults, both had fathers who controlled their careers, both went bankrupt and both died young (35 for Mozart, 50 for Jackson).  Both also strived to […]

Cynthia's Thoughts on Groupies (and Other Celeb Crazed Folks)

In a recent trip to New York, I saw a couple of dozens of young people camped outside my hotel, waiting for some celebrity to leave the building.  The weather wasn’t nice.  In fact, it was raining most of the time.  Yet, they were sitting there on the pavement.  Waiting.  These young people were almost […]

You Put Your Left Hand In, You Put Your Left Hand Out

Cayley Pozza  Ever notice some of the great influences of our culture are left handed: Oprah Winfrey, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Clinton, and yes, even Kermit the Frog! But did the notion that they were left- handed really make them more successful? A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research believes so.

Cynthia's Thoughts II: Copyright Reform in Canada

Cynthia Cheng Note: I don’t normally post more than one “Cynthia’s Thoughts” article per week. Canada’s Industry Minister, Jim Prentice and Heritage Minister, Josee Verner introduced Bill C-61, an updated version of the Copyright Act. The Bill does sound attractive if you look at it: private downloading fines have been reduced from $20,000 to $500. […]