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Toronto’s Elgin Theatre villain Ross Petty takes his last bow

It's usually hard to resist booing upon seeing Ross Petty.<p>But meeting up with Toronto's No. 1 pantomime villain in his dressing room a couple of weeks before he is to step on stage at the Elgin Theatre for his last opening night, I'm surprised to find myself more worried about shedding a tear.<p>After …

Wealth industry faces huge shift as boomers transfer wealth to their kids

<i>This is part of the Globe and Mail's week-long series on baby boomers and how their spending, investing, health and lifestyle decisions could affect Canada's economy in the next 15 years. Is Canada ready for the boom?</i><p><i>For more, visit</i> tgam.ca/boomershift <i>and on Twitter at #GlobeBoomers.</i><p>Over the next …

The important career decision most people get wrong

My neighbor is an eye doctor. She sees patients every day. The vast majority of her patients suffer from a handful of common conditions, many a natural byproduct of old age. She helps people every day in a very tangible way. She loves it.<p>One of the most common sources of turnover at Taproot when I …

San Francisco

The Most Valuable LinkedIn Feature You Aren't Using

LinkedIn has evolved tremendously since it was founded in 2002. They have transformed their platform from a simple online resume and networking site to a comprehensive system for managing all your personal branding activities and actions. They have been adding features regularly, providing a richer …

10 examples of corporate identity design done the right way

Corporate identity design is pretty much the only way to give a face to brands and corporations. It is crucial to any business and shows the …

Graphic Design

Here Is the Captivating Ad Format Facebook Hopes Will Wow Its Users

What if there were an ad that you just couldn't draw your eyes from? It's oddly captivating, almost hypnotic, and it would halt your thumb from …

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company. Due to …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

5 Things Millennial Entrepreneurs Can Teach Their Business Elders About Running a Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Enter millennials, the generation now 18 to 33 that display the most positive outlook when it comes to the economy and growing their business. Despite having less experience than many of their business peers, they’re bringing fresh ideas …

Small Business

5 Habits You Can Learn From Young Leaders

<i>This article was co-authored with Destiny Johnson, Social Media Specialist at IMI. You can follow her at @MrsDestinyJ.</i><p>What does it take to be a young leader? Or to lead people of all ages and truly inspire them?<p>Many believe years of experience, expert knowledge and firmly developed connections make …