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.
Recently, an article in the Financial Post articulated what has been a growing narrative about post-secondary education: namely that Canadians are “spending too much time in school.” As a result of this over education Canadians are being forced to go deeper into debt, work longer and retire later, all of which could be fixed if young Canadians simply got into the labour market sooner.
To put it mildly, this is ridiculous.
Microsoft announced today that its CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within 12 months. In the meantime, the company's board will be on the hunt for a new CEO. Here's Ballmer's open memo to Microsoft employees about why he's retiring: