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Do you deserve a f***ing Academy Award?

Stephen Schroeder of the Calgary International Film Festival tells you how CIFF became an an Oscar-qualifying festival and is regularly cited as one of the world’s "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee". He also explains the best leadership lesson you can learn from the beaches of Thailand, how to rescue a soccer team from a flooded cave and how learning to put the customer first can rescue an organization from the brink. It turns out we can learn a lot from Canada’s 4th largest film festival.

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