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  • Why My Startup Scrapped Its Perfectly Successful Business Model


    [Photo: Flickr user Robbie Sproule] This spring, Tesla pulled ahead of General Motors to become the most valuable car maker in America. That’s despite GM breaking records in 2016 with 10 million cars sold and earning $12.5 billion in profit. Tesla, meanwhile, delivered 76,230 cars and lost $219.4 million. As […]

  • The Crucial Entrepreneurial Skills Your Kids Aren’t Learning In School


    [PHOTO: PEET WOODHEAD, FLICKR USER SOUTHBANK CENTRE] At the start of this year, President Obama called for an ambitious, $4 billion investment in computer science education for students from kindergarten through grade 12. The proposal gained the support of business leaders and 27 U.S. governors, but Congress predictably failed to […]

  • On BuildDirect partnering with Debbie Travis


    For the past few months, we’ve been talking with respected designer and entrepreneur Debbie Travis about how we can add value to each other’s efforts. And today, we’re very proud to announce that Debbie and BuildDirect have banded together to make buying building materials easy, fun, and convenient for our customers.

  • The power of forum


    I spent the day yesterday with a number of my forum members from the Young President’s Organization (YPO).  They continue to make such a profound impact on me and my business.  I have been a member for about 6 years and I still can’t believe how much I learn and grow from this group of […]

  • The Long Walk through the Dark Forest


    A couple of years ago I was asked to help the Conference board of Canada with its commercialization strategy that it was preparing for the Canadian government. The Conference Board assembled a Leader’s Roundtable on commercialization with the intent of improving commerce in Canada. Although I was honoured to help, […]

  • The best leadership development course I have ever attended


    I spent the last couple of days in Seattle attending a workshop called “Mastering the Rockefeller habits” by Verne Harnish. I took my entire management team along and it I can easily say that it was the best leadership development course that we have ever attended.  Click HERE for more on Gazelles workshops.  One of […]

  • Good resource when building your business


    For all of the entrepreneurs out there, I came across this site  www.thefunded.com.  It is a great resource for raising money to grow your business. I know that when my business partner and I started BuildDirect.com, a resource like this would have saved us a lot of time.  If you have […]