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Gary Vaynerchuk on Storytelling in 2013

Blogging, Get more traffic

*** Original post from 2013 reposting because it’s still relevant in 2018. ***** If you’ve never heard of Gary Vaynerchuk, you should check him out. He’s one of...

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

When you hear people talking about their “soft skills” they’re talking about personality traits, social graces, communication skills, language, personal habits...

The Apps I use to run my Businesses

Software Reviews

I use all kinds of applications to get stuff done in business and in life. There are literally thousands of great productivity tools and apps out there that help you be more...

8 ways to FAIL as a leader

Entrepreneurship

Leadership is hard. You’re in charge of the vision, the execution and motivating your team, day in and day out. If you don’t have natural leadership qualities, you...

What is Product Management?

Entrepreneurship

A few years ago I took Pragmatic Marketing’s Product Management course. I took this while working on the Product Development team at Central1 building banking and other...

The Future of Learning

Entrepreneurship, Life Hacks

I’ve lost faith in the education system. So much so that we’re not enrolling our kids into public or private school and opting for a whole new model for educating our...

Turn your drive into your classroom

Book Reviews, Entrepreneurship

It takes a lot of work both in learning what you need to know and then executing on that knowledge to create streams of passive income. The more time you invest in reading and...

Important Stoic Reminders

Entrepreneurship, Life Hacks

I recently listened Tim Ferriss’ book, the 4 Hour Workweek again for the 2nd time because it’s so full of great nuggets of insight. It’s a very informative...

33 markets ready for a disruption

Entrepreneurship

If you’re wondering where the next big opportunities are going to be, here is a list of markets ready for significant disruption. In this digital age we live in today,...

How to lose $10 million a minute

Project Management

That’s what it can cost when you implement technology systems poorly. News stories like the one about Knight Trading losing over $440 million dollars due to “a...

19 Billionaires’ and 19 quotes

Steve Jobs: Live Each Day As If It Was Your Last Bill Gates: From Those To Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Expected Oprah Winfrey: We All Need Makeovers From Time To Time Michael...

Documentary on The Barrier between Whistler & Squamish

Adventures

This 20 minute documentary from QuestU students explores the geology of the west coast of British Columbia, specifically the area known as the Sea to Sky corridor. The doc focuses...

Quote: The next industrial revolution

Entrepreneurship

“There is a secular trend going on, in which launching a start-up is a more common thing to do. It used to be there were two things you could do after college: go to grad...

Bye Bye MS Word, Hello Linkedin Resume Writer

Life Hacks

If you’re like me, you probably have a half a dozen versions of your resume sitting in a MS Word doc somewhere on a file server, on your computer or in Dropbox. When someone...

Flat Design & some websites to help you get started

Blogging

I have been working on a few mobile app concepts over the past few months and stumbled across the philosophy of Flat UI Design. I’ve been reading more and more about Flat...

Are you the Boss or the Leader?

There’s a big difference between being a leader and being a boss. I’ve had my share of “bosses” and I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some...

If you’ve not see Arthur’s story, stop and watch this

Life Hacks

I love this story and have watched it so many times. It shows how powerful and strong the human spirit is and that one person can make a huge difference in the world. Diamond...

New Google Maps is Awesome

Adventures

I love maps. I love how I can explore remote areas of my town and other parts of the world. Google is in the process of revamping it’s Google Maps app for the desktop. There...

The Startup Ecosystem Report

Entrepreneurship

“Countries are shifting from service-based economies to become increasingly driven by a new generation of fast-moving software and technology organisations.”  The...

The value of Degrees

Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business review just published a post called “Stop Requiring College Degrees” and I couldn’t agree more with what they are saying.  Just because you...