VANCOUVER — When Liu Chuang landed in Vancouver in 2013, he noticed that most of the Chinese immigrants he met were heavily invested in residential real estate and hungry to diversify.
Flipping houses didn’t appeal to the 39-year-old entrepreneur, who is launching a Vancouver-based tech incubator to help his Chinese-born friends invest in local startups.
That was quite a revealing moment, at the end of Stephen Harper’s campaign stop in Markham, Ont., Tuesday. The questions from reporters had finished, but — uncharacteristically — Harper was still ready to answer them.
Nowadays, work is so integrated into our lives that it is important to feel motivated and fulfilled. To achieve this, leaders need to create a sense of purpose and vision. A sense that what people are doing really does matter.
Many marketers work overtime to confuse us about money. They take advantage of our misunderstanding of the time value of money, of our aversion to reading the fine print, of our childish need for instant gratification and most of all, our conflicted emotional connection to money.
At some point in your career, you may have to choose between making money and making a difference in the world. In Payscale's report published Tuesday, workers who have "high-meaning" yet low-paying jobs are typically in the public sector.
There’s no good replacement for hard work. No viable alternative. No efficient substitute. Hard work is in a league of its own. And trying to find something more effective is probably why your business strategy is failing. No great idea works if you don’t work. Hard. It used to be a given that life demanded hard work. Every hour, from sunup to sundown, was utilized in the ongoing quest for personal advancement. If you didn’t work hard you didn’t eat. And you probably didn’t live long.