Posted on: December 13, 2012

Learning to Invest Like Kevin O’Leary

December 13th, 2012

I had the pleasure of attending a live talk by Kevin O’Leary where he discussed his views on investing and how to make money in this volatile financial environment. He shared some insight into his personal finances including his high level asset allocation and was surprised to learn that his personal investment style is actually quite conservative.

Posted on: October 17, 2012

O’Leary Fine Wines Receives A Glowing Review

The Wine Review with André Proulx

When I had a chance to speak with Kevin O’Leary about his wines I was dying to ask him the question: “Why Ontario?”… He is a businessman and literally has the world at his disposal for creating a world class wine, surely California, Argentina, Australia or anywhere else could offer what he was looking for. But as he said to me, he is a proud Canadian and Ontario is not a backwater for growing grapes. We offer World Class Wines here. Both the Red and the White (but especially the Red) are excellent value and something he should be proud to have his name on.

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O’Leary Fine Wines Launches At The LCBO

iYellow Wine Club

On Thursday Oct. 4th, famed Canadian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author and “Dragon’s Den” star Kevin O’Leary ventured into the LCBO’s flagship Summerhill store for a special appearance to sign bottles of his new line of O’Leary Fine Wines for its official product launch.

Posted on: October 10, 2012

Two More Medals for Kevin O’Leary’s New Wine Label

O’Leary Fine Wines announced today that it has taken home yet another designation: each of its wines were awarded a medal in the Wine Access 2012 Canadian Wine Awards. Both the 2010 Cabernet Merlot and the 2011 Unoaked Chardonnay won a bronze medal in the prestigious event.

Posted on: June 10, 2012

Take a Stand: Don’t Listen to Advice That Goes Against Your Instincts

KEVIN O’LEARY IS ON one helluva roll. When he’s not busy running one of Canada’s biggest mutual funds, he’s becoming a genuine television personality, starring as the straight-talking co-host on CBC’s The Lang and O’Leary Exchange and the intimidating financier on the Dragon’s Den.

Posted on: April 2, 2012

Strictly Biz: Why Entrepreneurs are TV’s New Idols

As singing competitions shed viewers, a new breed of reality show is striking it rich.

“Coming out of the recession, people like to see other people beating the system and living the American dream,” says Brent Montgomery, producer of “Pawn Stars” and ABC’s new sports memorabilia series “Ball Boys.”

No business-themed program is hotter right now than ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

Posted on: March 2, 2012

You Must Be Brutally Honest If You Want To Save Your Business

In business, nothing can replace a cold, level-headed, wholly truthful analysis of the facts. Learn why in Kevin’s recent piece for Business Insider.

Posted on: February 29, 2012

A Real Shot at Redemption

Alia Pierini took home the top prize of $100,000 on Redemption Inc. with Kevin O’Leary, CBC’s show that’s all about giving ex-convicts second chances.

The show began with 10 contestants, all of whom had serious run-ins with the criminal justice system. Each week, they were given a task and someone would go home, though with an exit package to help them move forward.

Posted on: February 16, 2012

‘Shark’ Without Bite

Kevin O’Leary is the Simon Cowell of “Shark Tank” and he’s totally unapologetic about it. When the entrepreneur thinks your idea is stupid, he tells you — in no uncertain terms.

“If they’ve wasted their entire family’s net worth on an idea that’s never been tested by the market, tell them the truth,” O’Leary says.

“So what if they cry? It’s very important that they stop doing it. I’m not trying to make friends, I’m trying to make money.

Posted on: January 30, 2012

Kevin O’Leary’s Easy Financial Resolutions

A New Year brings new financial challenges. Kevin suggests three New Year’s financial resolutions to help you manage your money wisely.