Culture of Capitalism

What Being a Bank Teller Taught Me About Money

My first job out of college was a bank teller, making $14 an hour. The job taught me a ton about people and how their lives are directed by money. It was a great prerequisite for entrepreneurship because it forced me to learn many critical …

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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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How Calgary and Other Oil Towns Can Save Their Economies

I live in a city desperate to diversify its economy, but its officials aren’t trying hard enough to truly make it happen and work with entrepreneurs. My city is Calgary, the oil capital of North America and once leading economy on the continent. It’s a …

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Millennials Matter: Social Entrepreneurs Will Determine the Next President

This article was contributed by Chris Miller. Chris is the founder and CEO of the internationally renowned social entrepreneurship incubator and accelerator The Mission Center L3C. He is the co-founder of the Washington University Startup Training Lab and a senior lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the University …

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Americans Want a Leader More than Freedom

This quote below really gets one thinking about who is to blame for the current state of the country. While it may be easy to point fingers at politicians, it’s not so easy to look in the mirror. Fact is, Republican or Democrat, liberal or …

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A Sirius Sales Lesson

Sales training courses focus on strategies and guidelines on how to quickly build rapport with a customer, properly listen, and how to best promote the features of the product when answering questions – all very important. However, the often overlooked, yet very simple, component to …

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