Krish Ramlakhan

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Here’s how to quickly blow past the top 1-3% in your industry

The more successful a person becomes, the more distractions there are. The harder it is to remain focused on their core objectives.<p>We are now living …

Self-improvement

The 25 Most In-Demand Job Skills Right Now, According to LinkedIn

Looking for a new job? Depending on what line of work you’re in, you may want to brush up on your technical skills—or learn some new ones. LinkedIn …

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Toronto New Condo Sales Drop 66%, While Prices Soar 40% In Weirdest Correction Ever

Is it any wonder buyers want to sit this one out?<p>See if this makes sense to you.<p>Sales of new condos in Toronto have more or less fallen off a cliff, …

Five Books To Help You Be More Productive And Organized

Sometimes, you need more guidance than “just get it done.” These five books can help you take more control of your life.<p>Getting everything done is not always simple. There are only 24 hours in a day, and for those of us who tend to take on more than we can realistically handle, it’s not enough time …

How this 34-year-old dad made $1 million off a simple Fiverr side hustle

A little over five years ago, Joel Young found himself in a situation many American families are facing: He was deeply in debt with an unpredictable …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>October 03, 2017</b><p>What does it take to create the career you want? It's no secret that the world of work has changed, and we're shifting toward an ever more entrepreneurial, self-reliant, work-from-wherever-you-are economy. That can be a liberating force, and many …

That Gorgeous Toronto Condo You Signed Up For? They Just Scrapped It

Builders in Toronto’s frenzied condo market are walking away from giant towers they have pre-sold, reflecting a rougher road to profits -- and …

How to Become An Expert At Just About Anything In Just 45 Minutes A Day

“It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 …

25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With the introduction of far-reaching and robust technology, the job market has experienced its own exponential growth, adaptation, and …

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

Toronto condo rents spike nearly 11 per cent as new mortgage rules take effect

Rents for condominium apartments in the Toronto region jumped by almost 11 per cent in the first quarter this year as completions of new rental units slowed and more renters stayed put because they could not qualify to buy homes under Canada’s new mortgage stress-test rules.<p>Urbanation Inc., which …

Financial Advisor Shares The 20 Best Financial Tips He Wishes He Could Tell His 20-Year-Old Self

Most of my financial planning clients are business owners, older folks who want to focus on retirement planning, or sudden wealth recipients (think inheritance, lawsuit settlement, business sale, etc.). I’ve been working with clients for over 20 years, so many of my clients now have kids of their …

Personal Finance

That sound you hear this week will be the thud of Canadian home sales

That sound you hear this week will be the thud of Canadian home sales.<p>We’ve already seen reports from several local real estate boards, notably those in Toronto and Vancouver, so we know Friday’s national look from the Canadian Real Estate Association won’t be pretty.<p>This comes amid new mortgage …

Vaughan condo cancelled, leaving 1,100 buyers in limbo

A sold-out three-tower high-rise condominium project that promised to deliver units to the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is the latest in a string of cancelled condo projects, leaving more than 1,100 hopeful buyers in limbo.<p>Cosmos Condominiums was announced by Liberty Development Corporation in …

Rental investors bought half of GTA condos last year, but rents fall short, CIBC report says

Nearly half of all new condos sales that were finalized last year in the Greater Toronto Area were for rental purposes, but income from them could be …

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Canadians Largely Oppose Rights For Tenants With Pets: Poll

Nearly two-thirds side with landlords on the issue of animals in rented homes.<p>Bad news, renters who have pets: A solid majority of Canadians believes …

Do Just 1 Thing Differently to Learn Faster and Remember Longer: No Extra Time, Effort, or Technology Required

You don't even have to change the manner in which you study or practice. You only have to do this.<p>Even though many people feel that success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why so many people want to learn faster, retain more information, and …

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Using Psychology to Boost Your Grades: Taking Notes

Many students bring laptops to class, thinking that typing their notes will make them better learners than the 'old fashioned' method of writing by …

What to know if you’re considering a mortgage from an alternative lender

Samantha Brookes has been warning Canadians to take a close look at the clauses in their mortgage contracts for years, but her refrain has become a bit more prevalent in recent months.<p>Since the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions' mortgage stress test was implemented in January, …

The most successful people in the world aren’t masters

As a teenager, Elon Musk read 14 books per week. At peak Olympic training, Michael Phelps spent six hours in the pool every day. Before they invaded America, The Beatles played eight-hour nonstop gigs in Germany, multiple nights a week.<p>Practice, so they say, makes perfect. And according to author …

Success

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Uninsured Mortgages Keep Surging Even as Canadian Housing Cools

Canada’s uninsured mortgage market reached an eight-year high in January as government steps to reduce taxpayer exposure to the housing market gain …

How to Become Insanely Well-Connected

Fall 1996. A young <b>Chris Fralic</b> is selling software for Oracle. He’s not sure what he wants to do next, but he’s always been curious about venture …

Toronto’s housing market pumps the brakes

Patrick Rocca recently sold a detached house in Toronto's coveted Leaside neighbourhood for just under $1.7-million. The buyers are happy because they competed with another set of bidders and still paid less than the asking price.<p>The homeowners are also pleased, despite the fact that a nearly …

Canadian Real Estate

Growth to Watch For 2018: Corktown-Regent Park-Cabbagetown

offThis instalment of our Growth to Watch For series heads to the busy neighbourhoods east of Downtown and west of the Don Valley, exploring a …

What You Can Learn From Peter Thiel's Brilliant Philosophy on Setting Personal Goals

Some might see it as extreme, but it actually makes a lot of sense.<p><i>How do I work consistently towards my goals? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of Morphic</b> …