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Poverty Can Be Liberating (and other ways to learn to say no)

Poverty Can Be Liberating (and other ways to learn to say no)

Learn to Say No – and Get Your Life Back! Steve Jobs said it. Michael Porter said it. Saying No is a skill few master and this writer is no exception. Take a look at your calendar for a given week or month and ask yourself how many items are there because you lacked theRead more about Poverty Can Be Liberating (and other ways to learn to say no)[…]

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[…]

TTC Tickets – 16 2/3 cents – From 1966 !

TTC Tickets – 16 2/3 cents – From 1966 !

TTC Tickets found in Restored Century Piano I am restoring a century piano and have been able to place its origin to the GTA sometime around the year 1900 (see photo).  It contains an action made by Otto Higel Co. Ltd., Toronto manufacturer of piano and organ supplies that was founded in 1896. By 1910Read more about TTC Tickets – 16 2/3 cents – From 1966 ![…]

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[…]

What’s a jobless generation to do??? Excellent CBC documentary on the alternatives!

What’s a jobless generation to do??? Excellent CBC documentary on the alternatives!

Jobless Generation has little to be excited about Thanks to Hariq, one of my best students ever, for passing this on.  CBC’s doczone does some excellent documentaries, and is one of the best sources of this programming in Canada. As a business professor, I often wonder what all these graduates are going to do, “post-Brad”Read more about What’s a jobless generation to do??? Excellent CBC documentary on the alternatives![…]

Income Inequality has never been greater.  Video explains exactly who has all the money!

Income Inequality has never been greater. Video explains exactly who has all the money!

Income inequality is the stuff the revolutions are made of Income distribution in the western world has never been so skewed as it is today.  At least not in “modern times”.  A relatively “fair” (that of course, a moving target) distribution of income, ensuring that income inequality is reasonable to the average citizen, is oneRead more about Income Inequality has never been greater. Video explains exactly who has all the money![…]

Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb

Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb

While discussing the Occupy Movement, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges shuts down CBC commentator Kevin O’Leary (also from Dragons Den and the Shark Tank TV shows) as they discuss Wall Street protests in 2011. Hedges does an excellent job of explaining the frustration of many at the way the Obama and Bush administrations handledRead more about Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb[…]