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The difference : when good enough isn't enough / Subir Chowdhury.
"In The Difference, Subir Chowdhury looks at what distinguishes a company that adopts his quality training processes, and improves 5x, versus a company that adopts the same training and consulting, but increases their profits and quality 50x. The difference, he claims, is this short, engaging, and insightful book, is the people in your workplace, on your staff, in your executive offices. The best processes and training programs in the world will not lead to world-class operations, unless a company first looks to the people who make up their workforce. Only by creating a "caring mindset" -- a culture built upon straightforwardness, honest and openness; a management structure that thinks about the concerns of their people; a workplace that inspires accountability and engagement; and managers and employees who tackle the challenges they face with perseverance and resolve, can companies flourish and excel."--


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The power of positive destruction : how to turn a business idea into a revolution / Seth Merrin with Carlye Adler.
Business planning
Entrepreneurship.
Executive ability.
Industrial management.
Leadership.
Success in business.

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The real estate retirement plan : an investment and lifestyle solution for Canadians / Calum Ross with Simon Giannini.
"Leveraging equity in a principal residence and using it wisely to purchase rental property is the solution to a safe, secure retirement for millions of Canadians. With examples and a detailed discussion of the principles and mechanics, this book will demystify and make an irrefutable case for borrowing to invest."--



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The value of debt in building wealth : creating your glide path to a healthy financial L.I.F.E / Thomas J. Anderson.
"The book of financial wisdom that your future self will thank you for reading For many adults under 40, "debt" is a four-letter word--something that should be avoided but is all too often unavoidable. In The Value of Debt in Building Wealth, bestselling author Thomas J. Anderson encourages you to rethink that. You'll walk away from this book with an understanding of how you can use debt wisely to secure the financial future you envision for yourself and your family. Student loans, mortgages, lines of credit, and other forms of debt are all discussed in detail, with a focus on smart planning for those who are accumulating assets--and debt--now. Should you rent or buy? How important is liquidity? What is good versus bad debt? How much debt should you have? What debt-to-income and debt-to-asset ratios should you aim for? Fixed debt or floating debt? What's the best way of saving for college and retirement? These are big questions that deserve thorough answers because the choices you make now could influence the course of your life. This thought-provoking book will open your eyes to savvy financial strategies for achieving your goals faster and with healthier bank accounts. Explore strategies for smart debt management, explained by one of the nation's top financial advisors. Gain an understanding of investment basics and key financial concepts you'll need to achieve your long-term goals. Understand the risks of having debt and the potential risks of being debt-free. Make financial decisions now that will maximize your wealth, freedom, and opportunity later. This book is not about buying things you cannot afford. It is about liquidity, flexibility and optimizing your personal balance sheet. The Value of Debt in Building Wealth is full of ideas you can apply to your own situation--no matter what your current asset level. Read this book today and thank yourself later"--

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Unshakeable [sound recording (CD)] : your financial freedom playbook creating peace of mind in a world of volatility / Tony Robbins with Peter Mallouk.
Tony Robbins, arguably the most recognizable life and business strategist and guru, is back with a timely, unique follow-up to Money: Master the Game. Market corrections are as constant as seasons are in nature. There have been 30 such corrections in the past 30 years, yet there's never been an action plan for how not only to survive, but thrive through each change in the stock market. Building upon the principles in Money: Master the Game, Robbins offers the reader specific steps they can implement to protect their investments while maximizing their wealth. It's a detailed playbook designed for investors, articulated in the common-sense, practical manner that the millions of loyal Robbins fans and students have come to expect and rely upon. Few have navigated the turbulence of the stock market as adeptly and successfully as Tony Robbins. His proven, consistent success over decades makes him singularly qualified to help investors (both seasoned and first-timers alike) preserve and add to their investments.

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What's your presentation persona? : discover your unique communication style and succeed in any arena / by Scott Schwertly and Sunday Mancini.
"A practical guide based on a proprietary skill assessment tool -- a Myers-Briggs for presenters -- that provides tips and strategies that address the core element for becoming a successful presenter: A whopping 30 million presentations are delivered every day. How do you stand out in this sea of competition? There's only one way to start: Know thyself. The first-of-its-kind, the Badge skill-assessment system helps you discover what type of presenter you naturally are. These include: The Creator: a forward-thinking innovator energized by the next big thing (Steve Jobs or Walter White from Breaking Bad) The Liberator: an optimistic visionary who loves to inspire (Tony Robbins or William Wallace from Braveheart) The Scholar: an always-curious learner informed by their own wisdom (TED speaker Jill Bolte Taylor or Data from Star Trek ) The Performer: a one-man show who can transform any dull message (Jerry Seinfeld or Sam Malone from Cheers), among others The book offers practical and actionable persona-specific advice designed to help you make the most impactful presentations possible. Once you've mastered your persona, explore others you'd like to experiment with and learn from, to become the strongest, most well-rounded communicator you can be -- so you can razzle-dazzle any audience on any topic anytime"--

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Worth it : your life, your money, your terms / Amanda Steinberg.
The founder of the DailyWorth.com financial site explains how women can reevaluate money as a source of personal power in order to live life on their own terms, explaining how to implement strategies for security, confidence, and management.

Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program.

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Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 22nd ed.; and Nonfiction Literature Classics for Students.

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Scott’s Canadian Business Directory lists Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents and business services providers. This information is updated annually.

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Self-serve standard products available on the Statistics Canada website ― including CANSIM and census data products ― are now free of charge.

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