Influence

The 5 Characteristics of a Serial Entrepreneur

Oftentimes, should-be entrepreneurs find themselves dissatisfied in life when they are in an ‘employee role’. Their career dissatisfaction slowly but surely creeps into their personal life too. Feeling lost and unmotivated in that role they begin to self-doubt. I know this because I’ve been in …

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What I Learned from O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies

I recently finished reading another great book from Bill O’Reilly: Legends & Lies – The Real West. Another Great Read from Bill O’Reilly and David Fisher Like Killing Jesus, this gem from O’Reilly gets down to the facts behind the lives of legends – except …

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Your Company is a Person

During his presidential run, Mitt Romney responded to a heckler in the audience who was bashing big companies. The Republican famously said, “Corporations are people, my friend.” Amen. [Tweet “Corporations are people, my friend @MittRomney”] Indeed, corporations are people. They are ran by people, employ …

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Pulling Weeds

Much to the amusement of my friends, and resulting in me being the butt of many emasculating jokes, I love gardening and landscaping. It’s an outlet that gives my ADD personality the instant gratification it sometimes needs; and it gives me an excuse to enjoy …

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Dangling the Carrot

There is a very prestigious private school just down the road from my house. It’s rated the top school in the province. However, for a child to attend, they must get on a waiting list for a year or two, and then — once accepted …

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Albertans Look to Socialists for Salvation

I witnessed the death of a dynasty this past week. The 44-year reign of the Progressive Conservatives in Alberta came to a crashing, embarrassing end on Tuesday night as their majority government turned into dust. They got their asses handed to them by a socialist …

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Meditations — authored by the legendary emperor Marcus Aurelius — consists of just under 200 pages of his most personal thoughts and life philosophies. Despite its rather short length, the book took me nearly a month to read, but not for reasons you may think… …

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A Babe, Bespoke Suit and Complimentary Brewski

Every year, I splurge on at least one new suit. And given my somewhat lanky frame, buying off the rack is not an option. I have to get a custom one made – which as you can imagine is quite an expensive purchase. But, looking …

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