The Jacqueline Shan Story is the wonderful, improbable story of one woman’s extraordinary entrepreneurial career in natural health. A child of the Cultural Revolution, Shan moved to Canada in 1987 and set out to prove that natural medicine could meet main.
The Jacqueline Shan Story is the wonderful, improbable story of one woman’s extraordinary entrepreneurial career in natural health. A child of the Cultural Revolution, Shan moved to Canada in 1987 and set out to prove that natural medicine could meet mainstream scientific standards. The result—after 10 long years of constant challenges and frequent setbacks—was COLD-FX. The natural health product was endorsed by the Edmonton Oilers, legendary hockey all-star Mark Messier, and television personality Don Cherry, among others.
This book describes the peaks and valleys in the life of a woman entrepreneur with a big national profile. Shan raised millions of dollars to develop and market a new cold remedy that would ultimately outsell the biggest brand-name products in the market to become Canada’s #1 cold and flu remedy. Like many entrepreneurs, Shan enjoyed great success but she also made mistakes, big public ones. Undaunted, she began again, developing Afinity, an entirely new line of natural health products for an actively aging population, and mentoring a younger generation of entrepreneurs.
Candid, engaging, and frequently surprising, The Jacqueline Shan Story is both an inspirational memoir and an indispensable resource for anyone who wants to make a business dream come true.
Dr. Jacqueline Shan is the co-creator of the #1 bestselling cold remedy COLD-FX. She was named Alberta’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. A natural science entrepreneur, she holds a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Alberta and Doctorate of Science in Pharmacology from Peking Union Medical College. She has been widely profiled on national TV and in newspapers and magazines across Canada. In September 2013, Shan launched a new company, Afinity Life Sciences Inc., which focuses on developing natural health products to meet the growing health needs of the active aging population. Afinity will launch a new line of premium omega-3 natural health products for baby boomers and active agers in early 2014.
Jacqueline has received more than 25 national and international awards in both business and science, including the Alberta Centennial Medal and the inaugural Best of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs from the Chinese Canadian Business Association. She has been recognized as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, as one of Canada’s 50 Most Powerful Women by Profit magazine, designated as a Woman of Vision by Global Television, inducted into the Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry Hall of Fame, and has been on the cover of more than 10 science and business magazines in Canada.