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The 5 Awkward Truths About Professional Speaking

I thought the name Troy Dunn seemed familiar. This week I met Dunn, entrepreneur and host of television show <i>The Locator</i> that reunites people with lost loved ones on the air, through friend and marketing expert Duff Dyer.<p>Dunn sold his family research business BigHugs.com to Utah’s Ancestry.com in …

Home Depot

Exploring the bleak, real world set of The Hunger Games

The first instalment of the blockbuster film series was shot in North Carolina, including around a ghostly, abandoned mill town.<p>In a clearing surrounded by autumn-tinged trees, a row of near-identical clapboard houses stood before me. Their military alignment and similarity were the only organised …

Movies

Myers-Briggs Personality Type Infographic Provides Valuable Career Advice and Income Data

Being familiar with your Myers-Briggs personality type can provide valuable insight into what type of job might be best suited for you. The Career Assessment Site put together a socioeconomic infographic that highlights the test's personality traits, their average household income, and more.<p>There …

Myers-Briggs

Is Buying Your Way Onto the Bestseller List Wrong?

Few churches have sparked as much commentary and protest as Mars Hill Church, building up to a firestorm in October, when founding pastor Mark …

Is Entrepreneurship Always A Force For Good?

When discussing entrepreneurship – particularly with other entrepreneurs – there tends to be a general assumption that it is a force for good. And one that is extremely powerful – with the potential to transform and grow economies.<p>But this may not necessarily be the case. Experts at the …

Why would a successful entrepreneur hire a coach?

If you're already successful, why would you want to hire a coach?<p>It's not as if coaches have secret powers or have some deep-seated knowledge of your industry that could open the door to more success. Coaches are mere humans like you and me. However, good coaches can help you see what you're …

Video and mobile use doubles Canadians’ time spent online, research says

As Canadians continue to get hooked on their smartphones, tablets and streaming video they're almost doubling the amount of time they spend online, according to measurement firm comScore.<p>As of August, there were about 27.8 million Canadian adults accessing the Internet with a computer, comScore …

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A Billionaire’s Advice: The One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Read

<b>If you could ask a billionaire one question what would it be?</b><p>Dave Ramsey, a millionaire financial advisor, had his chance one afternoon. He had been …

Martha Stewart: America Needs More Entrepreneurs

There's little arguing that TV personality and lifestyle icon Martha Stewart has built an empire with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. The media conglomerate includes magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, TV and radio operations like Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius XM, and merchandising …

The Surprising Truth About Where New Jobs Come From

“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Hillary Clinton said last week in Boston. “You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. One of the things my husband says when people …

You Have To Teach People How To Treat You

This truth, this code, has been one of life's hardest lessons for me to learn. It wasn't until recently that I started to truly grasp the importance of how we give people permission to do the <i>ri</i> <i>g</i> <i>ht</i> <i>things</i> or the <i>w</i> <i>r</i> <i>ong</i> <i>things</i> in our lives. I had to start looking at me. And today, I am asking you to …

How 3 First-Time Founders Turned One-Third Of Their Employees Into Millionaires — And No One Found Out About It

One-third of the company's 70 employees became millionaires. Everyone kept their jobs. And the founders are leading Google's Android enterprise group.<p>But most people have never heard of the company, Divide, or its CEO, Andrew Toy, age 36. The acquisition was reported, but no price was disclosed and …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

Connecting Flight: Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Luggage

The experienced traveler knows whenever possible it’s best to strategize, to optimize, and pack everything into a carry-on, avoiding the …

This 20-Year-Old From Brooklyn Is So Successful, He Owns His Own Chinese Factory

Inventor Alex Shlaferman, 20, founder of Vante Toys, has already done it, and not just once, but multiple times. The first time he was only 15.<p>And 2014 will be another milestone year, he says. He expects his consumer-products company, founded when he was 16, to do about $10 million in revenue.<p>His …

Careful What You Click For

My grandmother spends most of her days watching the cable news network that represents the point of view most directly opposed to her own.<p>“Wait,” I …

How Making 1 Percent Improvements for Everything Adds Up

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job.<p>No British cyclist had ever won …

3 Steps to Fearless Leadership

<i>David Hassell is the CEO of 15Five. This post originally appeared on the 15Five blog.</i><p>Few adventures are as exhilarating as building a company from scratch — and that’s coming from a once avid kite-surfer like me.<p>That feeling when you land your first customer, close a round of funding, or mold your …

U.S. consumer credit soars in July with biggest gain since '01 | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer credit soared in July, posting its biggest jump since November 2001, driven in part by demand for auto loans and student borrowings.<p>People shop at The Grove mall in Los Angeles November 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>Total consumer credit increased $26.01 …

Recent university grads increasingly jobless, study shows

New evidence shows recent graduates of Ontario universities are doing worse on almost all measures of employment compared to those who graduated before the recession.<p>Since 2006, unemployment for all university graduates has risen and their ability to find work related to their fields has dropped, …

College & University

The CEO Checklist - What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneurial CEO

A critical, perhaps THE most critical, part of our job as venture investors is to identify great entrepreneurial leaders. Once identified, we back them with not only capital, but also our networks, our advice, and any other form of value-add we can muster. We need great entrepreneurial leaders …

GamePolitics News | GamePolitics

December 7, 2010<p>The Star Press (which describes itself as the "news source for East Central Indiana") writer Jeffrey M.. McCall pens a two-page …

Meet the 12-year-old boy who makes games instead of going to school

Sam Smith is a 12-year-old game developer. That’s rather young, sure, but that’s not even the strangest part.<p>Sam makes games instead of going to school.<p>Spacepants is Sam’s latest game, available for $1 on iOS and Android devices. It’s a brutally tough “endless runner” — like Jetpack Joyride or …

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.<p>Think you have what it takes?<p>Rejoiner's Joseph Putnam teamed up with Grasshopper to ask more than two dozen …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Obama expected to promise student loan relief

President Obama will announce on Monday an expansion of a program that helps student loan borrowers manage their debt, a White House official said.<p>The official said Obama will expand the criteria for an alternative repayment program, which caps monthly payments for certain federal student loans at …

TelexFREE alleged pyramid scheme shut down in U.S. sets up in Canada

An alleged pyramid scheme that may have defrauded Brazilians and Americans out of more than a billion dollars has surfaced in B.C.<p>The discovery comes …

Rich get richer, poor get poorer: housing edition