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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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Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.

Who woulda known that an exclamation point would be a plus on LinkedIn and a  minus on Twitter? Who would have thought that a mere 1-5 words would be the most appropriate length of tweet if aimed at consumers? Regular business users of social media owe a big Thank You to content marketing company Compendium.  The infographic below …

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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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The hidden genius in some corporate logos. Did you notice these before now??? #fb #in

We see corporate logos every day. Did you ever look closely at them? Scroll down and be surprised. Do you see the arrow between the “E” and “x” ??       2nd and 3rd “t’s” are two people sharing a tortilla over a bowl of salsa                 …

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