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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 key to the …

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Transit Problems in the GTA

Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

My answer to the transit problems in the GTA The recent discussion around “revenue tools” to fund transit in the GTA (mostly the 416), is absolutely necessary, and the people of Toronto and the greater Toronto area need to understand that this infrastructure has been ignored for too long. With the exception of minor tweaking …

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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 vital to …

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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” …

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

Income inequality is the stuff the revolutions are made of Jahri Evans Authentic Jersey 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, …

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Why Fiat Money is bad for everyone but the rich. Permanently transfers wealth from poor to rich. Kind of a reverse Robin Hood. #in

Several of my students have been asking me to clarify why “fiat money” is basically bad in all it’s forms — essentially a tax on the poor. The following article focuses on that most obscene example, the US Federal Reserve system however to a lesser degree fiat money is still bad even where governments create …

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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 to Get …

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Warren Buffett Explains why gold and other non-productive assets are overvalued. #in #fb

This is an excerpt from Warren Buffet’s annual letter to shareholders.  This letter is usually filled with earthy business wisdom and this year’s is no exception.  This excerpt talks about why Buffett won’t purchase non-performing assets such as gold or bonds… Today the world’s gold stock is about 170,000 metric tons. If all of this …

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