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Ontario Election is Like the Emperor's New Clothes

Ontario Election is Like the Emperor’s New Clothes

Provincial Debt is Ridiculously High Watching the three front runners in the Ontario election this past month or so has been at times laughable but mostly just maddening. The three of them seem to be trying to trip over themselves in order to throw goodies at we voters, and in the process at least one …

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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 the …

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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 key to the …

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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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All I can say is It’s About Time! Apple Finally Going to Pay a Dividend with $100BN in Cash! #fb #apple #in

As I have been predicting to my students for over a year, Apple today finally offered up some plans for the $100 billion or so it has in cash or equivalents.  As an Apple shareholder, I’m finally on the way to happy…. Beginning on July 1 of this year, Apple will pay a quarterly dividend of …

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