Category: Entrepreneurship

Articles on Entrepreneurship and General Management

It’s in the Past. Get over it!

You know it’s getting bad when your father is still teaching you life lessons 5 years after he died. One of my father’s phrases was, “It’s in the past. Get over it!” Usually he used it when I was venting

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How not to please the customer

One of the core principles of Quality Management is “please the customer”. It’s such a central (and simple) theme that it has spread to Project Management (“manage expectations”), Marketing (“raising the bar” and many more variations), and Entrepreneurship (“be the

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CASL and other compliance projects

Canada is enacting the toughest anti-spam law in the world. What is CASL , why is it important, and what do I need to do to comply?

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The project manager’s job

The conductor Benjamin Zander said “The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound, he depends for his power on his ability to make other people powerful.” and “my job was to awaken possibilities in other people”. In this article, Glen applies these quotes to the job of a project manager and makes an interesting discovery.

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The connection between: Me too, innovation, creativity, implementation, systems, and uniformity

Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” Businesses, like other living creatures, must evolve or die.

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The Art of the Stop for the Entrepreneur

In this post/article, Glen discusses some initial thoughts on the true Art of the Stop and what project management can teach the Lean Startup movement.

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5 Tips For Promoting Innovative Thinking

Innovation is a critical success factor in today’s changing world. But how can you encourage innovation? In this article you’ll discover five tips to help your organization promote innovation.

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What is the difference between a contractor and an employee: Who gets paid for what

Revisiting the issue of what to pay a contractor and an hourly employee. In this case, the article is discussing who gets paid for

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A Response to “I Can’t Keep Programmers Around”

A common complaint amongst IT management is that they can’t keep staff. When investigated it is often the result of the same mistakes. In this article, I respond to an article in a magazine about this

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Innovation, Business and You

Innovation and technology are often improperly linked. Innovation is the product of creativity and implementation not technology. These two videos from March 2011 TEDxWaterloo exemplify and illustrate that fact.

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