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Reversing Our Declining Standard of Living

From the time of Christ to the mid 18th Century little happened to improve the quality of life of the average person. However, by 1880, the most innovative, entrepreneurial, and technological period in the world’s history was in full swing. The era from 1920 to 1970 brought the “Glorious Period,” a time of miraculous development.…
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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

I recently finished reading Gladwell’s excellent book. My principal take away from his book is that small companies can often competitively defeat much larger companies. Larger companies, as my experience also proves, make significant mistakes that hands advantage to much smaller, nimbler companies.  Larger companies are like Goliath, lumbering, vulnerable bureaucracies, which lack the manoeuvrability…
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Leaders Do Not Wear Baseball Caps

My father owned and managed a plumbing and heating contracting business in Montreal for forty years. The knowledge of how to operate a successful business was one of the many life skills he gave me. Most importantly, he provided me with a leadership model that has served me well in business. Wear the Attire of…
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Where Can I Find Opportunity?

The 21st Century is one of abundant opportunity driven by a pace of change never experienced in history. It is the Industrial Revolution on steroids. CEOs often ask me “Where is my organization’s future?” Entrepreneurs ask, “Where will I find the Next Big, Big, Big, Thing?” Young people want to know “Which industry will provide…
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