How Construction Can Help You Achieve Career Success

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How Construction Can Help You Achieve Career Success I don’t know a lot about construction. In fact, if I am honest, I must admit that I do not know anything about construction. But, I must say, as an introvert, I observe a lot of what’s going on around me. I live in downtown Toronto, and condos are going up everywhere. A couple of months ago, about two blocks from where I live, a demolition company was knocking down a brick building, and for a few days, I would take photos to document their progress, but didn’t think much about it. However, yesterday, around 6:20 am, when I was heading … [Read more...]

3 Steps to LinkedIn Mastery by Alex Pirouz

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3 Steps to LinkedIn Mastery by Alex Pirouz, Linkfluencer Over the past year or so, there have been great interest in LinkedIn, the social media platform for professionals. Several books have been published, and there is a rise in the number of LinkedIn experts. Many people are now using LinkedIn to generate leads for their businesses. Recently, I reviewed Connect: The Secret LinkedIn Playbook To Generate Leads, Build Relationships, And Dramatically Increase Your Sales by Josh Turner. In the book, Turner outlines in great detail, his lead generation process, and the book also teaches you how … [Read more...]

How I Choose Books to Read

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How I Choose Books to Read How do you choose which books to read? Do you devour recommendations from your favorite critic? Or do you read what your friends are reading? Or do you read books that win major awards? Or do you have some other systems in place? For me, I do not listen to critics. My friends and I have very different taste in books, so I often have no interest in reading what they are reading. I don’t necessarily pay attention to books that win awards. Sometimes I get recommendations from sales associates in Indigo, but that’s not that often. So how do I choose what to … [Read more...]

Reading Faster: Reading a Print Book While Listening to the Audio at Twice the Speed

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Reading Faster: Reading a Print Book While Listening to the Audio at Twice the Speed Last Saturday, I set aside three hours to read The Hard Thing about Hard Things, while listening to the audio version, but it was not meant to be. I couldn’t get the mp3 audio version of the book to play. See my blog post Struggling with Technology. After wasting three hours I didn’t want to read the book again that day, so I read Kiera Cass’ Selection trilogy, which I enjoyed. I will write and post my review later in the week. Monday morning, I decided to read The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building … [Read more...]

Struggling with Technology

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Struggling with Technology I always thought that I was fairly tech savvy, now I realize that I am delusional. I struggled with whether I should write this post, then I decided that others like me would appreciate it. I wrote on my blog that this weekend I was going to try the technique of reading a print book while listening to the audio at twice the speed. It seemed straightforward enough. I wrote about my frustration trying to get audio versions of the print books I have that I want to read this summer, and I mentioned that I was only able to snag Thrive: The Third Metric to … [Read more...]