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Top 10 Canadian MBA schools

Updated: Click Here for the new 2014 MBA Ranking! »<p>1 of 11<p>Previous<p>Next<p>Facebook<p>Email<p>Twitter<p>LinkedIn<p>Our method<p>Our ranking emphasizes value for money. …

The best career advice you’ll never hear in a graduation speech

“Follow your passion” is the stupidest career advice I’ve ever heard. Why? Because my passion in life is for singing bad karaoke. My friend Dodgy Dave’s passion is for dealing crack cocaine. Some of my friends have many passions. Most of my friends have none.<p>“Do what you’re good at” is better, but …

The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview

I recently interviewed an excellent candidate for a position at our growing startup, Likeable Local. The woman had an incredible resume, an …

Employment

Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career

Every career is different. But some skills cut across all of them. Here are four.<p>Some skills may be awesome but not in demand: While a sonnet might take your breath away, iambic pentameter doesn’t have a high market demand. But some skills by any industry are wanted just as sweetly–and as founders …

Banquet hall owner supersizes the family business

<i>This is the latest entry in a series called Who Owns That. We've asked readers</i> on our LinkedIn group <i>to identify their favourite small businesses from across Canada, and we track down the owners so they can tell us their stories. Their answers are edited.</i><p><i>Introducing Carlo Parentela, president and</i> …

10 retirement stocks to buy now

Take a look at any retiree’s portfolio and you’ll see the same thing: it’s filled with high-yielding dividend stocks. For most golden-age investors, …

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment

Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design …

Three investing lessons that helped me to a 90% return

<i>Chris Umiastowski is the growth investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions here</i> <i>and view his model portfolio here.</i><p>The Globe and Mail Strategy Lab is now one year old and I'm happy to report that my model growth-investor portfolio is up more than 90 per cent.<p>I'm gratified, …

Dominion Diamond posts loss on restructuring, expenses

Dominion Diamond Corp., formerly Harry Winston, posted a net loss of $19.1 million in the second quarter due to restructuring charges and other expenses, reversing a year-ago profit of $4.6 million.<p>Consolidated rough diamond sales from its Diavik and Ekati diamond mines in the Northwest Territories …

Holding assets outside Canada? Estate planning can get tricky

I recall watching an episode of <i>The Jeffersons</i> many years ago. George Jefferson was reading his last will and testament on videotape as family and friends gathered around to watch the recording. George was describing what he was leaving behind to each family member and friend. As the group watched …

Evaluating the worth of a university degree

Student debt and education savings plan. These two issues are on the minds of many Canadians this week as universities roll into another academic year. Many students are contemplating the debt load they will take on to earn their degree, while parents weigh the forgone income that goes into savings …

Seven investing mistakes newlyweds make after cutting the cake

Forget learning to share medicine cabinet space after tying the knot. Today's newlyweds need to know how to merge their investment strategies and portfolios, too.<p>Not that they always get it right, says Rhonda Sherwood, a ScotiaMcLeod wealth adviser in Vancouver. She says she gives investment advice …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

Does your job match your work style?

<i>Excerpted from</i> Taking Flight: Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships…Your Life <i>by Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert. Reprinted with permission of FT Press, an imprint of Pearson.</i><p>The degree to which people like their jobs is largely a function of the corporate culture …

Top ten time management tips for entrepreneurs

Running a business is difficult. Starting one with little support can be nearly impossible. Add to that family commitments and personal commitments, and you'll quickly start to feel overwhelmed. But there is a two-word solution that most successful business owners will tell you is key to their …

Six ways to tame your stressed-out brain

It is late afternoon and a busy executive is trying to finish a project before she leaves to get her daughter from daycare. Already running late, she receives an urgent e-mail from her boss advising of a change in direction for a proposal due the next day. Just when she needs it most, her normally …

Climbing the five steps to leadership

If you're looking for a clear picture of leadership, consultant John C. Maxwell believes he has one. It's the one he has been asked to present most frequently, in arenas from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to Microsoft's headquarters, and in countries on six continents. He portrays …

Classic Coupes: 7 Sleek Rides of the 1920s and 30s

"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an exhibition at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, opened last month and will continue through Sept. 15. The collection showcases custom and one-of-a-kind classic cars made from 1929 to 1941, a time when<p>"Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles," an …

4 Top Architecture Firms Reimagine Penn Station

New York’s Municipal Art Society sponsored a design challenge for a Penn Station the City deserves. The results are both ambitious and laughably overblown.<p>Few places inspire the kind of mean-spirited public ballyhoo that Penn Station and Madison Square Garden do. The Garden sits on hallowed …