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It Was Such an Eye-Opening Experience

It Was Such an Eye-Opening Experience

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What Arlene Dickinson learned from going to a war zone.

Arlene's Biography

As CEO of Venture Communications, Arlene Dickinson has made a name for herself as one of Canada’s most renowned marketing communications entrepreneurs. She grew up in poverty in Calgary, but is now a self-made multimillionaire. 
In 2012, Dickinson founded a second company,, a venture dedicated to investing in entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial lifestyle. She has served as a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs on the award-winning CBC series Dragons’ Den and The Big Decision. She’s currently the marketing expert on the reality show Recipe to Riches, and has authored two bestselling books, Persuasion and All In