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Build a Career Worth Having

We live in a time of chronic dissatisfaction in the workplace. Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace study found that as many as 70% of working Americans were unfulfilled with their jobs, 18% to such an extent that they are <i>actively undermining</i> their co-workers. This is a marked increase in …

Don’t expect BlackBerry’s patents to stay in Canada

BlackBerry Ltd.'s prized intellectual property risks leaving the country, even if the troubled company winds up under Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.'s control.<p>Think of the smartphone maker's patent portfolio as a batch of Renoir or Picasso paintings at auction. Only a limited number …

Intellectual Property

BlackBerry valuation under fire as overly generous

There's a $2-a-share gap between how much BlackBerry Ltd.<b>'s</b> largest shareholder believes the company is worth and where some analysts stand on the company's valuation – with investors stuck in the middle.<p>A week after announcing its intent to purchase BlackBerry and take the company private, Fairfax …

The No. 1 rule for good business writing? Get to the point

Ever waded through page after page of a business document until your eyes glazed over, but you couldn't figure out the point of it?<p>Yup, we've all been there, and probably done that.<p>None of us likes to spend time reading uninteresting or irrelevant content. So if we don't want to bore or annoy our …