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Canadians can innovate, but we’re not equipped to win

<i>Jim Balsillie is a co-founder of Research In Motion, now BlackBerry Ltd. He currently invests in and mentors five Canadian technology companies.</i><p>One frigid morning this January, I broke into a cold sweat thinking about the future for Canadian entrepreneurs. At a patent conference with some of the …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

A Career-Ending Sports Injury Spurred This Entrepreneur To Create Two Seven-Figure Businesses

Looking to start a million-dollar, one-person internet business? Then Lewis Howes has a lot to teach you.<p>As a pro-football player, Lewis Howes suffered a devastating wrist injury playing Arena Football that landed him on his sister’s couch for months in 2007 and 2008–and abruptly ended his planned …

Entrepreneurship

3 Fixes Mark Cuban Makes to His 'Shark Tank' Companies

The 'Shark Tank' host recently spoke at Inc.'s iCONIC conference about the problems that plague many of his entrepreneurs.<p>Mark Cuban has seen sales skyrocket at some of his <i>Shark Tank</i> companies like Surfset Fitness and skincare business Simple Sugars, but even some of his most successful …

Entrepreneurship

Mental Scouting: The Key to Achieving a Success-Driven State of Mind

“It’s not how long you live; it’s how you choose to live your life.”<p>These were the words that my mother passed on to me and my brother during her …

How To Start A Startup Out Of A Passion, Raise Money, And Grow A Company

Ask any entrepreneur, it takes dedication, hard work, and skill to grow a company. But more than that, certain entrepreneurs have a unique passion and talent to take a start-up from zero to sixty, and see opportunities where others fail.<p>“I had a unique set of resources,” explains software …

eSports companies are attracting venture capital and being targeted for acquisition. Here's why

There are over 134 million eSports fans today, according to SuperData Research, and by next year the company forecasts that number will increase to …

Partner, DFJ

How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch – and Walk Away with Nothing.<p>This is a grim fairy tale about a mythical company and its mythical founder. While I …

Billion-dollar startups everywhere — but no billion-dollar entrepreneurs (yet)

Over the weekend Heidi Roizen wrote a post that was extensively shared across the tech industry: “How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch — and Walk Away with Nothing.” Go read it right now if you haven’t already, it’s well worth your time; I can wait for a moment… will make an espresso in the meantime.<p>…

Venture Capital

The Greatest Skill

Do you know what is the greatest skill to master? A skill that has no downside, the one that makes you a better person and this world a better place. …

Top 5 Reasons Reviewing Your Goals is a Must For Your Success

Are you performing at a high level in your area of focus such as sports, health, business, blogging, or at work? Whatever your area of focus, reading …

21 Reasons Why You Should not be Proud of Being Busy

Jonathan Jackson<p>Read full profile<p>It’s 2015, and you are laser focused. You built a vision board, cleaned your work space, and mapped out your …

Motivation

7 questions you should ask a startup CEO during a job interview

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Tips For Small Business Owners to Leverage LinkedIn

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>As a small business owner, growing your business contacts and networking is central to your business success. With over 10 million MENA …

Small Business

How One Entrepreneur Raised A Half Billion Dollars

As an entrepreneur, you have dedicated countless hours, made endless personal sacrifices, and invested many resources into realizing your business dreams. When it comes to securing financial backing for your startup, how can all of these factors play out in a way that appeals to investors? It all …

The 5 Rules of Self-Confidence

<b>1. Everything will be fine.</b><p>As a person with true self-confidence, you're not concerned with the outcome of social interaction. It is not as important because you know you will be fine either way.<p><b>2. Don't lie.</b><p>The truth is what it is. We can't change it.<p>If you talk about yourself confidently and …

6 Simple Moves to Eliminate Knee Pain for Good

Feeling weak in the knees is only a good thing when it’s over your latest Tinder date. Experiencing joint pain is an entirely different sensation—and …

Exercise

The Bring Sally Up challenge

Lab Rat Profile<p><b>Name:</b> <i>Ben Hobson</i> <b><br>Job:</b> <i>Web Editor at Runner’s World</i> <b><br>Challenge:</b> <i>Practise viral workout ‘Bring Sally Up’ for 28 days</i> <b><br>Claim:</b> <i>The unofficial</i> …

The Horrible Reality Of Online Success Advice

<i>“God gave us two ends: One to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Heads you win, tails, you lose.” – Anonymous</i><p>Let me …

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

David drums his fingers on his desk as he scans the e-mail on his computer screen. At the same time, he’s talking on the phone to an executive halfway around the world. His knee bounces up and down like a jackhammer. He intermittently bites his lip and reaches for his constant companion, the coffee …

How Great, Operationally-Focused CFO’s Can Transform Your Business

What I love about my job is getting to see teams of super-early-stage companies develop ideas that while raw have potential to make an impact on the …

Should I Start Job-Hunting, Or Stick It Out Here?

It’s hard to know exactly when to start job-hunting. You don’t want to stay at a job that isn’t growing your flame or burnishing your resume, but at the same time you wonder “Will a new job be any better than this one is?”<p>There aren’t too many of us who will work at the same organization for …

Define What Success Looks Like to You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success in business means something different to everyone. Hitting a specific amount in revenue, having a certain number of employees, owning a home, purchasing a dream car, having a certain amount of money in the bank, providing for …

Motivation

How Long Should I Keep Waiting After A Job Interview?

Dear Liz,<p>I’m pretty happy with my job search so far except that I don’t have a job yet. But I’ve been looking for three months and I’ve had six interviews, which is better than a lot of people I know. I got laid off in January.<p>I jumped right into my job search and I made a Target Employer List.<p>I’ve …

Career Development

24 LinkedIn Rules You Might Be Breaking

Back in the day, etiquette rules were fairly simple. Always send a thank-you card. Don’t put your elbows on the table. Hold the door open for other people.<p>However, social networks have made matters <i>much</i> more complicated, and Emily Post isn’t much help when it comes to online etiquette. That’s why …

Employment

Use Pain Interviewing To Get The Job

You’re not going to make an impression in a job interview by sitting there like a mouse. You have to change the conversation, because if you don’t, your hiring manager will not pay close attention to what you’re saying.<p>He or she will ask the standard boring questions and you will give the standard …

3 Simple Techniques That Will Help You Achieve Your Dreams

Want to make your dreams come true? You can--if you learn to focus.<p>Why do most people fail to achieve their vision? It's not because they lack the ability or resources. It's simply because they lose focus, according to Joey Klein, a personal development expert, martial arts champion, and author of</i> …

Why You Need to Eliminate All of Your Company's Managers

Companies without managers are the present and future of work. In the emerging work world of the Participation Age, the most successful ones will do away with managers completely. That's right - completely.<p>Managers are the core problem in business<p>People don't leave companies. They leave …

Take A Break From Your To Do List

Your to do list drives your daily activities, if you’re like most people. It is a great comfort to have your must do activities and your hope to squeeze in tasks listed on the notepad on your phone or a real notepad in your pocket or your car.<p>You feel very good when you can tick off a bunch of …