Slaying the Hydra: Managing startup business risk

Posted by on October 30th, 2014

All businesses are inherently risky, but none are more risky than an untested startup. Business analysts discuss at great lengths the relationship of risk versus reward. Actuaries, accountants and investors have attempted to turn the analysis of risk into a definitive and empirical science. While great strides have been made in reducing the uncertainty in […]

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How Do You Test a Niche Market Without Spending?

Posted by on October 28th, 2014

I’ve always had a compelling need to go fast on anything with 2 wheels.  Especially if it involved doing this on dirt.  I’ve never really understood why, but for longer than most readers have been alive, I’ve been going down trails as fast as I can on coaster bikes, motorcycles and mountain bikes. I left […]

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No labour… No bread: A Story of Staying Busy

Posted by on October 20th, 2014

The origin of the word business comes from “busy-ness” or “the state of being busy” either as an individual or as a group. The greatest challenge in business is uncovering what motivates an individual to stay busy. After all, “no labour … no bread.” Those basic words were forged in steel as a plaque by […]

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Laurier launches campaign to ‘Build Canada’s Best Business School’

Posted by on October 17th, 2014

Wilfrid Laurier University is announcing a landmark fundraising campaign. The Building Canada’s Best Business School campaign aims to raise $55 million for the School of Business & Economics. “Laurier’s School of Business and Economics is located in Canada’s best ecosystem for management education,” explains Dean Micheál Kelly. “Surrounded by entrepreneurs and some of Canada’s most […]

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What did I learn today? How 5 mins and one question can improve learning and success

Posted by on October 15th, 2014

Success for entrepreneurs, and students, revolves around learning and applying new information. With the volume of available information, it’s important to filter and keep what’s valuable. Here’s a 5 minute trick to improve the process of retaining the signals from noise. At the end of each day, before going to sleep, take a blank piece […]

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3 Ways to a Stress-Free New Venture Project

Posted by on October 9th, 2014

I’m definitely not the best person to talk to about winning the BDO New Venture Competition. I had a great group with a great set of people, and although we did not make it far, we did gain a lot from the New Venture experience. Here are 3 tips to avoid common pitfalls I have seen New […]

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Lessons Learned From Quitting My Job

Posted by on October 6th, 2014

The same daily routines, the same scripted conservations, and the toxic environment. For the past 6 years I have been working the same retail job. Upon hearing this, some of my peers would exclaim that they were impressed by my ability to commit to something so fully and to hold a job for so long. […]

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