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If you have ever thought of starting a company, you MUST watch this video. http://bit.ly/knn9rj #entrepreneur #startup #business #in #tech

Techcrunch’s Disrupt conference was lucky enough to have Paul Graham, Y-Combinator founder, conduct his famous “office hours” in front of the entire conference for several startup CEO’s. This is a must-watch video for anyone who is interested in starting a company today. From Techcrunch’s Jason Kincaid: Six companies were chosen at random from the TechCrunch Disrupt …

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Interesting that a Facebook user is worth more than a LinkedIn user…

I don’t understand how it is even remotely possible that the market would value a Facebook user at more than a LinkedIn user. I have never clicked on a Facebook ad.  I suspect I’m not alone.  Neither I, nor any person on earth, has EVER paid to be a Facebook user.  On the other hand, …

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We’re going toward another recession if gas prices don’t reverse the trend

The big news today is gas prices hitting record highs in Toronto and elsewhere.  US prices are approaching five dollars a gallon, which is an important psychological barrier.  In Canada we are seeing (gasp) $1.40 per litre (mini gallons for my american friends). Some time ago I recommended reading Jeff Rubin’s book “Why Your World is …

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MarsDD Bootstrapping Event – April 6 in Toronto!

Mars Discovery District – part of the Ontario Network of Excellence – is offering a seminar on how to bootstrap your startup. Bootstrapping is the act of building your business from your own funds and revenue from customers, instead of raising money from outsiders such as angels and venture capitalists.   This is the method that most start-up companies use …

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Berkshire Hathaway will have to find a new heir apparent

Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:17pm EDT (Reuters) – Legendary investor Warren Buffett lost his leading heir apparent at Berkshire Hathaway on Wednesday, when his favored lieutenant David Sokol resigned.  Here is an article from today’s Globe and Mail outlining why. Sokol, who was chairman of MidAmerican Energy and NetJets, resigned after buying shares in a company …

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