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Episode 14 blaise vas

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Listen and follow A Dealmaker’s DNA with Ilan Jacobson

Blaise Vas is the managing director of The Linen Cupboard Laundry. In today’s episode, you’ll hear about Blaise’s upbringing, how he came to Canada, and what he thinks about the DNA of the entrepreneur. Listen in to hear what Blaise has to say about the resourcefulness of his own parents and their influence on him, what it’s like to travel back and forth between Dubai and Canada, and when and how Blaise began to feel like an owner and take ownership of his business.

Topics Discussed in This Episode

  • Blaise’s background
  • The languages that Blaise speaks
  • Whether education was instilled in Blaise early on
  • Where the resourcefulness shown by Blaise’s father comes from
  • Whether attending college in the US was a culture shock for Blaise
  • Blaise’s view of himself as an outsider
  • How Blaise got to Toronto
  • The most uphill battle that Blaise wasn’t expecting
  • How long Blaise has been traveling back and forth between Canada and Dubai
  • The liberating feeling of doing something for yourself
  • When Blaise began to feel like he owned his company
  • What Blaise attributes to learned behavior or DNA
  • What Blaise thinks about the percentage of nature and nurture
  • Remembering the other people involved in your venture

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Quotes From the Show

“Language is just a tool for you to learn about culture.”

“Where other people see challenges, you see opportunity.”

“I didn’t want to keep putting roots down in a country that may one day allow me to call myself an emirate.”

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