The power of entrepreneurship: Report from Vietnam

What can we learn about entrepreneurship from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a communist dictatorship, you may wonder. Had you asked me just a...

Focus on progress: We live in the best of times

While often criticizing government for curtailing our freedom instead of protecting it and businesspeople (or others) for failing to act ethically, I want to...

Celebrating work

On Labor Day, I celebrate work. I know I am a little off the original purpose of this holiday, as it was initiated at...

The nanny state of Finland

On a recent visit to Finland, I had some exposure to the current state of the culture and politics of my native country. Sad,...

The secret to long-term profitability: Moral principles

As every business owner knows, starting and operating a business successfully requires continual decision making: What type of business to choose and why? Where...

Mark Zuckerberg wants to make the world a better place: Productiveness vs. charity?

Facebook CEO and recent parent Mark Zuckerberg has written a letter to his newborn daughter—cum a political manifesto—in which he makes the ‘Billionaires’ Pledge’...

What makes entrepreneurs succeed?

Last week, I attended the 20th Entrepreneur of the Year gala, organized by Ernst & Young to recognize successful Canadian...