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What Happens When You Fire Someone--and Totally Screw It Up | Inc.com

Some lessons in business cause you personal pain. Others cause pain only to those around you. And, a few cause pain to pretty much everyone.<p>This is one of those cause-everyone-pain stories.<p>In my former life as a corporate manager, there was one particular decision I made that sent ripples through …

Leadership

6 Foolproof Ways to Perfect Your Pitch | Inc.com

Entrepreneurs are never finished pitching. From the day they first sell friends and family on a pie-in-the-sky business idea all the way through to the IPO roadshow, entrepreneurs must continually craft the perfect pitch. The problem is, not all business owners are born pitchmen.<p>That's where Ron …

Baltimore Orioles

Finding The Next Samsung

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Joohee An, fund manager for Korea’s Mirae Asset Global Investments, should be pleased. She’s the co-portfolio manager for Mirae’s Emerging Markets Great Consumer Fund (MICGX) with Jose Morales and the sole fund manager for the Asia Great Consumer …

Gen-Y's pain is real: Paycheques tell the tale

Falling behind<p>These numbers show how inflation-adjusted incomes fell in Vancouver and Montreal for young adults aged 25 to 34 between 1981 and 2006. The trends that led to this decline are still in place, so it's unlikely the gap has closed significantly in recent years.<p>Average individual real …

7 Things You Must Carry in Your Car This Winter

Every car should have an emergency kit that includes supplies such as jumper cables and first-aid supplies. But there are some essential winter items you need to carry once the temperature drops. Plus: Why you should buy those winter tires.<p>My daughter just started driving on her own and I want to …

How To Brand Yourself To Live a Happier Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the second in the series</i> "Personal Branding For A Better Life," <i>in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>You may never have considered going …

Difficult tenant? Here's how to avoid it

An Alberta landlord is at her wit’s end, claiming that a tenant has somehow turned her home into a foreign embassy, which permits him to do whatever …

A 3-Step Problem-Solving Method for Any Problem | Inc.com

So there's this giant turtle terrorizing a small village in Bavaria, Germany. The turtle's name is Lotti, which doesn't sound like such a scary thing, except that a few weeks ago the animal was said to have severed an eight year old boy's Achilles tendon while he was swimming in a nearby lake. Not …

Leadership

What we learned from the Lehman collapse

On September 15, 2008, the $639-billion Wall Street investment bank, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., collapsed in a bankruptcy filing more devastating than any the world had ever seen. The aftershocks were swift and far-reaching. Stock markets plunged. Credit stopped flowing. In the United States, …

Great Depression

Right-to-work laws are no solution to manufacturing job woes

A new study by the Fraser Institute argues that introduction of anti-union "right to work" laws in Canada would boost manufacturing output and jobs. While they are right that these laws, which make dues payments voluntary, severely weaken unions, it is far from evident that unionization comes at …

Natural Gas

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/04/21/an-elegant-apartment-in-tribeca/ An Elegant Apartment in Tribeca

Taxes: What the prescribed rate is, why it matters and how you can save on tax

My wife Carolyn and I were chatting last weekend with our friends, Don and Janet. We were commenting on how fast the years go by. Our kids are now teens, and quickly moving through those years. "I remember reading them bedtime stories every night when they were little," Janet said. "Dr. Seuss was …

Personal Finance

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Condo purchase plans on the rise in Toronto

Plans are on the rise among homeowners in Toronto to buy a condo within the next five years, according to a recently released BMO Condo Buying …

Stephen Poloz currently has an easir time as bank governor compared with Bernanke and Carney : How long will it last?

As Ben Bernanke’s hand hovers over America’s quantitative-easing spigot and Mark Carney tries to charm a morbid UK economy back to life, Stephan …

Economics

There’s another way to fight Toronto’s gridlock—if we're willing to be bold

Where would you draw the borders for a congestion charge zone in Toronto?<p>If there’s one thing all Torontonians can agree on, it’s that gridlock is a …

Urban Design

Extreme capitalism is in one of its periodic crises

More in News<p>Controversially green-lit to run in the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership campaign after stunningly entering into the race at …

Research Says Screen Time Can Be Good For Your Kids

Screen time is not all bad for your kids. They can learn a ton from video games. And when parents and children are watching or playing together, kids are internalizing important social skills. Being intentional about the messages you send to your kids about media is a missing link in most parenting …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/10/19/pure-white-interior-by-susanna-cots/ Pure White Interior by Susanna Cots

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/10/26/tahoe-ridge-house-by-wa-design-inc/ Tahoe Ridge House by WA Design

9 Startup Habits That Will Transform Your Work

When I left journalism school, I and half of the grad students in my class entered the job market as freelancers. (It's a tough market for …

Are You Developing Skills that Enhance Your Human Capital?

When many of us think about what we’re “worth” to a company, many of us don’t really think about our human capital. However, it’s important to …

Human Resources

The Psychology of Language: Which Words Matter the Most When We Talk

One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” …

Body Language

How to network like a pro

Globe Careers expert Bruce Sandy joined us for a Google video hangout about networking.<p>Mr. Sandy is a coach and professional speaker with Pathfinder Coaching & Consulting in Vancouver.<p>Mr. Sandy gave us tips on how to approach people you don't know or co-workers you only see in passing. He explained …

It’s not ‘unproductive’ to smell the flowers

Do you treat killing time as a sin?<p>In the frenzy of our multi-tasking life – with work always available on our handheld devices – it's easy to try to fill every moment of the day with something productive. So we read or write reports on planes, organize to-do lists and scan documents before a …

China quietly, unofficially allowing religious worship of Dalai Lama in Tibet http://natpo.st/12y3VBI

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