Years ago, on my first day in the Commerce faculty at the University of British Columbia, the Professor asked the class, “What is the Canadian definition of an Entrepreneur?” Students came up with different definitions; however, the Professor said, “No, you’re all wrong! The Canadian definition of an Entrepreneur is the first man in line … Read More »
By now, most of you have probably heard of Pinterest. But still you are debating whether it is really worth it or is it another social media time suck. According to Shareaholic, Pinterest referral rate is 3.6%. PR Daily reported that in the month of January, Pinterest had over 11 million unique visitors. Shopify reported … Read More »
The Leader’s most critical role.
According to Statistics Canada, the Canadian economy produces an average of 100,000 new small businesses each year. A small business is defined as one with 5-100 employees. Stats Can also reports that 85,000 small businesses fail each year. That’s a pretty significant attrition rate. And as almost half of all … Read More »
What’s the workplace really like? A new survey claims women are working their tails off… and men are more likely to play hooky.
According to a survey of 5,000 U.S. employees performed by theFIt.com, 54% of women report working nine or more hours a day, compared to 41% of men.
And, at least in one aspect, women … Read More »
You may think you’re getting more accomplished by working longer hours. You’re probably wrong.
There’s been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids. Apparently she’s been doing this for years, but only recently “came … Read More »