33voices interviews Larry Smith
It’s About Courage
Waterloo University Adjunct Professor, Larry Smith is not your ordinary economics professor; he’s a role model who creates the conditions for his students to take bold risks and to do inspiring work. Although his field of study is economics; his greatest contributions lie in the area of human behavior. To him, the biggest difference between success and failure is simply courage. His inspiration empowers his students, and the countless entrepreneurs whom he mentors, to exercise their courage muscle each day by always confronting their fears and looking to role models for inspiration. When Research In Motion Founder Mike Lazaridis dreamed up the idea of the Blackberry, he went to Professor Smith for help; here’s the type of advice he received….