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As 2016 ends, it’s natural to look back at the eventful year we’ve all had. It’s been a year of big changes across industries, major events in international politics, in sports, technology, pop culture...

5 Key Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

I’ve written in the past about how “cool” it is to be an entrepreneur. How entrepreneurial business leaders make a difference in their community, finding fulfillment and control of their personal destiny. But is entrepreneurship...

Culture: The Art of Being There…or Not

Most businesses face two constant truths: their success hinges on great customer service, and their owners can’t be everywhere at once. Our last few articles looked at just how crucial customer service can be. Without...

Why be a Servant-Leader?

Want to be a better leader? Check your ego at the door. The most successful leaders focus on the needs of others before themselves. While this is especially true in regards to your employees, it’s...

Is it Time we Give University Alternatives the Old College Try?

For decades universities have been the assumed “go-to” for Canadian youth. Parents and educators alike have pointed to the university system as the means to jobs, financial security, wealth and rewards. Employers, in turn,...

Get Social

I'm a strong believer in social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like. And few in the lumber and building materials industry would suggest they don’t need to have a presence on it. But too...

Today’s Consumers are Smarter, but are They More Rational?

There's no question that today's consumers are smarter and better informed. They have access to the Internet for everything. Online reviews from friends and family confirm whether or not a product is worthy of...

Hard Work or Talent: What Does it Take to Succeed?

If you love sports like I do—whether it's baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, or tuning into the Olympics—you probably marvel at the phenomenal ability of the athletes involved. You have to wonder what makes...

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