It's time to embrace your fear and anxieties before they hold you back for good. When Hélène Le Scelleur, a former captain in the Canadian Armed Forces, returned from Afghanistan in 2008, panic struck her almost daily. Too much quiet made her feel like something terrible was about to happen, while loud noises would send her heart racing. Banging sounds were the worst, and would immediately bring her back to the night when she witnessed an improvised explosive device kill two of her men.
Even in private practice as a lawyer in Edmonton, Frac Shack CEO Todd Van Vliet had an entrepreneurial bent. He liked the idea of building something, of a business that was scalable, so in 2005, when his father invited him to join a remote helicopter refuelling business being developed for the oil sands, he made the leap. They created a company called Environmental Refuelling Systems and patented a “really cool gas station on skids” that could be loaded into an airplane and dropped anywhere.
Calvin Sonntag’s path to CEO of BrettYoung, an 80-year-old family-owned agribusiness with its headquarters in Winnipeg, wasn’t exactly a straight line. But in some ways you could say it was inevitable. When Sonntag was leaving Monsanto in 2003, BrettYoung’s Lloyd Dick—then the majority shareholder and now the sole owner—invited him to join the company. Sonntag instead chose an opportunity to join a small agriculture-biological company in Saskatchewan.
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Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".