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CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill

CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill

I was fortunate to catch a talk by Danby Appliance CEO Jim Estill (for the third time) at the recent Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference at the University of Guelph and his message struck me as something that would really resonate with both students and entrepreneurs. I have admired Jim for over 20Read more about CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill[…]

The Five Basic Leadership Principles

The Five Basic Leadership Principles

Leadership Principles that Stand the Test of Time We got to talking about leadership principles in my Entrepreneurship class today and I was reminded of an incredible management training program that Telesat put all of its management through back in about 1989 or so, when I was in my first real management job.  The keyRead more about The Five Basic Leadership Principles[…]

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People” – Still as Relevant Today as Ever I have read Dale Carnegie’s famous book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” twice in my life; once when in high school at the behest of my dad, and again last year. It’s an easy read and vitalRead more about How to Win Friends and Influence People[…]

Excellent sales skills summary by Peter McCarthy of Sales Skills International Inc. #in

Excellent sales skills summary by Peter McCarthy of Sales Skills International Inc. #in

A few years ago i was lucky enough to meet Peter (PJ) McCarthy, of Port Hope, ON. Peter is an accomplished sales and success trainer, and has put together a summary of key sales skills which can be either a good refresher or introduction to the many facets of successful sales skills. Click here toRead more about Excellent sales skills summary by Peter McCarthy of Sales Skills International Inc. #in[…]

Ten Tips to recession proof your business.

Ten Tips to recession proof your business.

If my spidey senses are correct, we are heading into another recession, just was we started to feel we were out of one.  There are two reasons for this. First, oil prices are rising, and that chokes off economic activity.  If you believe Jeff Rubin, and his excellent book, “Why Your World is About toRead more about Ten Tips to recession proof your business.[…]

A real man says he’s sorry when he knows he’s done wrong.  John Lennon apology note to Pam Grier. #fb

A real man says he’s sorry when he knows he’s done wrong. John Lennon apology note to Pam Grier. #fb

There is a famous story about John Lennon and Harry Nilsson being thrown out of a Los Angeles club for heckling the Smothers Brothers and at least helping to start a fight.  What many may not know is that is that his contrition was recorded for posterity. Here’s the story.  March 11, 1974. A bigRead more about A real man says he’s sorry when he knows he’s done wrong. John Lennon apology note to Pam Grier. #fb[…]

Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.

Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.

These were pulled from an article Jeff Simpson wrote in the Globe on Saturday January 7, 2012.  Here’s a link to the actual article. On Romney: Just as the one-eyed man is king in the land of the blind, so Mr. Romney is the best of a bad Republican lot. On Gingrich: “…who couldn’t openRead more about Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.[…]