Influence

Why Your Customers Don’t Care About You

Small talk is a lost skill among young people. Nowhere is this more evident than in the business world, among young entrepreneurs. Instead of enjoying it, they avoid getting to know their clients on a personal level. They’re always in a rush, or at least …

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How Economic Hitmen Rule the World

The global economy has so many nefarious players pulling strings in all directions. Manipulation in our financial markets, which impacts the interest rate on your mortgage, price you pay for a loaf of bread and the cost to fill up with gas, is rampant. Bribery, …

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We Are Living in George Orwell’s 1984

The foresight behind George Orwell’s book ‘1984’ was remarkable. Written in 1949, at that time it was deemed as kind of a loony sci-fi story about a country known as Oceania (in 1984) that had been controlled by an overbearing, paranoid government insistent on manipulating …

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How to Pitch Fortune 100 Companies

No matter how good your tech or service may be, if you can’t pitch it extremely well — in a simple yet powerful way — your business will fail. Selling your idea is as important as the idea itself… Founders everywhere, from all types of …

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How to Be a Great Judge of Character

Throughout childhood and adolescence, we’re told not be judgmental – not to ‘judge’ others. That’s horrible advice, especially in business and entrepreneurship. Working with the wrong people can cost you tens of thousands, if not millions, and tremendous other opportunity. Hell, working with the wrong …

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You Know You’re an Entrepreneur When…

There’s a famous quote about being an entrepreneur: “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.” How true. Throughout the adventures of entrepreneurship you are certain …

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The Best Countries for Startup Entrepreneurs

Innovation is the lifeblood of every economy. While many nations have unfortunately relied heavily on natural resources to grow their economies (Venezuela, Russia, Saudi Arabia etc.), my homeland no exception (Canada), it is the resourcefulness of the citizenry that countries should rely on to create …

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