Jesse Lo

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Why strategy is dead in the water

Rick Smith has an MBA, has worked as a strategy consultant and, as an entrepreneur, has set up several organizations, including World 50, which brings together the top senior executives in various fields to network. So he knows a lot about strategy. But these days, he believes strategy is dead.<p>He …

Six tips for bucking the small business failure rate

Starting a company is no walk in the park. Entrepreneurs and small business owners will tell you growing a business requires dedication, hard work and strategic planning to succeed. A recent Industry Canada study concluded that 30 per cent of small businesses won't survive longer than two years, …

The life cycle of a small business

Every new business is unique. But the path they each take is common, and knowing the outline of the journey that previous small businesses have followed can help you to grow more effectively.<p>"Entrepreneurs like to think their situation and their idea is original. But I find many people are …

Canada’s aging population expected to head west

Canada's population will shift dramatically in the next half century, becoming greyer, more diverse and more concentrated in the four Western provinces.<p>A portrait of Canada in the next 50 years shows the country's population could reach up to 63.5 million people by 2063 compared with 35.2 million …

The creators of a new app designed to help people avoid "sketchy" neighbourhoods within a city are defending themselves this week against accusations racism and classism following a torrent of social media backlash: http://cbc.sh/8MtEymi The SketchFactor app's premise is a simple one: Residents or visitors to any major city can mark down what they perceive to be a "sketchy" part of that city on a map so that future users can avoid neighbourhoods deemed too "weird" or "dangerous" for their tastes. Do you find it problematic? Share your thoughts below.

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

Immune System

China condemns U.S. anti-dumping duties on solar imports

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Commerce Ministry castigated the United States on Monday for setting new import duties on Chinese solar products, saying Washington’s actions risked damaging the industry in both countries.<p>An employee works on a production line of solar panel at a factory of a …

10 questions to ask a financial adviser

As important as it is to understand the fundamentals of financial planning, the reality is most of us don’t have the time, knowledge and/or interest …

10 worst states to live if you lose your job

Slide 1 of 12<p>While the nation’s unemployment rate has improved in recent years, dropping to 6.3% in May, the lowest its has been since September …

Employment

We need to talk (about our drinking)

Kevin Van Paassen for The Globe and Mail<p>A few cocktails on a patio after work. A cold beer by the grill. A glass or two of wine with dinner or after the kids are tucked into bed. For most adult Canadians, drinking alcohol is an ingrained ritual, a way to unwind or celebrate milestones with family …

6 millionaire myths debunked

Many people believe that — while it’d certainly be nice — they’ll never become millionaires. That it’s an utterly unattainable dream.<p>The truth is: …

Self-improvement

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Despite Profit Growth Stratasys Shares Slide On Tech Wariness

Despite reporting solid earnings growth Friday, shares of 3D printing company Stratasys were down close to 7% in midday trading to about $87.50. This makes Stratasys the latest victim of investor caution toward high priced technology stocks and growing questions about the 3D industry more …

China decries Canada's ‘negative’ investment rules

China's incoming ambassador, saying Beijing still does not fully trust Canada, called on the federal government to roll back "negative" new foreign investment rules and smooth the way for increased trade with China.<p>Luo Zhaohui, a veteran diplomat with a love of basketball, will board a plane …

Antibiotics Have Turned Our Bodies From Gardens Into Battlefields

Antibiotics save lives, but they also wipe out a lot of beneficial organisms that our bodies rely on, says Martin Blaser. João Canziani<p>We're in the …

The Self-IPO Is The Newest Way To Raise Money: Do It Right With These 7 Tips

After Shefali Kumar Friesen first launched Emotitones, which enables people to create and send musical messages via text, her role soon morphed into something she hadn’t envisioned.<p>Instead of hands-on making the project she had conceived, she was managing a global team remotely. She was seeking …

Think you’re eating properly? Put your body to the beet test

<i>Welcome to Health Advisor, where contributors share their knowledge in fields ranging from fitness to psychology, pediatrics to aging. Follow us</i> @Globe_Health<i>.</i><p>Many North Americans suffer from constipation and what some might call slow "transit time." As a nutritionist, this is one of the most …

Top ETFs for the risk-wary investor

Canadian investors have some tough decisions to make this RRSP season. Coming off a banner year for stocks, unsettled markets have renewed the case for caution. U.S. equity momentum has stalled, the loonie has dropped to a nearly five-year low, and capital is draining out of emerging markets.<p>The …

Can snowbirds still find a property deal in the U.S.?

<i>This is the first in a series of stories on retirement and second home destinations in North America.</i><p>When it comes to Canadian retirement fantasies, winters spent basking in the sunshine ranks at the top of the wish list. Add a polar vortex to the mix, and the idea of becoming a snowbird is …

8 Common Causes Of Workplace Demotivation

Can you say that you truly love your job? Not very likely, according to the research. Among other things, recent studies reveal that 48% of employees worldwide don’t even like their jobs, more than 80% of US workers feel stressed at the office, and only 30% feel “engaged and inspired” by their …