The first speaker at the CPBI conference this morning was Frank O'Dea.
Francis O’Dea, OC (born 1945 in Montreal) is a Canadian entrepreneur, humanitarian and author. He left a lifestyle of homeless panhandling and in 1975 co-founded the Second Cup chain of coffee stores with Tom Culligan. He is currently the Chair of AGSI Global and sits on the board of directors of Canadian Institute for Advanced Research he regularly speaks professionally on the subjects of his personal and business life.
His ongoing message was simple ... hope, vision, action. Inspiring way to start the day and the conference!
I had read his book, When All you Have is Hope, in October 2007 and enjoyed it.