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Twelve critical questions to ask before pursuing a business idea

I'm just like most other entrepreneurs I know – I have at least three new business ideas before I get out of bed in the morning. And the ideas just keep coming throughout the day.<p>Thankfully, after years of trial and error as an entrepreneur, I've learned to evaluate my new ideas carefully to …

How to transform your fear of failure

Entrepreneurs often struggle when they start doing cold calls. They hate calling others to drum up business and they're not good at it, either. Their approach is too timid and they give up too soon when they encounter resistance. They don't manage objections well, so they don't bring home the bacon.<p>…

Slow and deliberate wins the decision-making game

Chess grandmasters are expert decision makers. They survey the board, often seeing patterns familiar to them from countless games they have played or studied. Their next move will usually be immediately apparent. But they are careful not to pounce on it. They know a dangerous error in thinking is …

Dating 101: The New Rules

The times, they are a-changin’. And, in the city, they're changing even faster than usual. Our hyper-distracted temperament, grass-is-greener FOMO, …

Relationships

11 Dating Tips from Ovid’s Ars Amatoria

Before the days of Match.com and Facebook stalking, singles mixers and even personal ads, there was a love and marriage guide for ancient Romans that …

Jersey Shore

How To Be More Assertive

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I used to hate answering questions in class. I mean what if I got it wrong or what if I didn’t say it right? Nope, too many risks.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND …

10 Shakespeare Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Read

An unlikely source of startup wisdom? Sure--and that's exactly why a little Shakespeare might be exactly what you need.<p>I realize William Shakespeare as business guru may be an unconventional interpretation of the poet and playwright. But why not take inspiration where you can find it? Shakespeare's …

theatre

How to land a federal contract, even as a solopreneur

The Government of Canada, which spends about $20-billion annually on goods and services, wants to do more business with small and medium-sized firms – including sole proprietors. In recent years, it has been simplifying low-risk, low-dollar contracts, which account for the bulk of federal …

Keeping it Real: 8 Things You Need to Know About the Eight Limbs of Yoga (As Per Patanjali)

I get bored when I read a post with the title "the 8 limbs of yoga" yet, I find that it is necessary for a blog to have such a conversation in a …

Five things to do before bed that will jump-start tomorrow

1. Take a look at your calendar.<p>As the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail. By reviewing your calendar the night before, you’ll know what’s ahead for the day so you can be prepared and plan for the best method to tackle your objectives. You’ll sleep better knowing that you’ve already …

New tool helps Canadians find out if telecoms are collecting their info

Canadians concerned about their online privacy have a new way to find out whether their telecom provider is collecting information about them — and …

Privacy

The 10 types of customers

Customers come in all forms. Some are delighted, others are dissatisfied. Some are devoted, others are detached. Consultant Andy Hanselman suggests there are actually 10 categories in which they can be placed, and it's vital to know which customer goes where.<p>Mr. Hanselman, who counsels a variety of …

How to get your résumé past the electronic gatekeepers

Almost every job seeker can recite the cardinal rules of résumé writing: Keep it to a single page; keep the formatting clean and simple; emphasize your accomplishments; list jobs in reverse chronological order. But given that a résumé's first – and potentially only – reader may be a computer rather …

Want to be the most interesting person around? Start with these 7 steps

How do you become the most interesting person in the world?<p>To be sure, I'm not referring to the silver fox from the Dos Equis beer commercials, who once ran a marathon just because it was on his way, whose organ donor card lists his beard and who speaks fluent French – in Russian.<p>The bar doesn't …

7 Things Self-Actualized People Do Differently

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The term “self-actualization” was made popular by Abram Maslow in his hierarchy of needs theory of human …