Culture of Capitalism

Businesses That Stand the Test of Time

Calgary (a beautiful place not far from Canada’s wild Rocky Mountains – you should visit, it is impressive), is in the midst of transformation. An oil city for the last hundred years or so, Calgary is aggressively trying to diversify, while remaining proud of its …

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Why Money Can’t Be Your Barometer for Success

It’s funny how experience and age change context… Remember when we were 23, fresh out of college, feeling enlightened, and loaded with an opinion on just about everything? How silly we were. We didn’t know shit about the real world, but you’d better not have …

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Tenant Upward Mobility and Real Estate Investing

One of the more critical components to achieving the highest level of return on investment from a rental property is avoiding high tenant turnover. Every time a tenant moves out of your investment property, you, the landlord, have to put money back into the place. …

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Time, Treasure and Talent Are Yours to Hone

An entrepreneur has three distinct tools to positively impact their business, community, industry and possibly even the world. If you’re not utilizing all three entrepreneurial tools, simply put, you’re never going to reach your full potential as an entrepreneur. Let me explain… Three Tools Every …

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What Being a Bank Teller Taught Me About Money

My first job out of college was a bank teller – a humbling experience making $14 an hour after being a collegiate athlete. Beneficially, and in addition to giving me a healthy dose of humble pie, the job taught me a ton about people and …

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Sell Hard

Two pretty, fit older ladies were eating dinner beside me last week at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Fran. As they were finishing up their meal, the waiter came and asked if they would be having desert. “Oh, no, I couldn’t possibly have any more,” said …

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Are You a Truly Successful Entrepreneur?

Keeping score in business is a big deal for me. And it’s not simply because I’m a competitive person… As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to tell if what you are doing is what you should be doing – or, in other words, if …

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