Lean is dead, long live lean!

In a recent article Marc Andreessen suggested that we have made a 180 degree turn away from the lean startup methodologies of the last decade. The essence of what he says is correct. A change is overdue because of the rise of superficial lightweight startups that lack purpose. However, lean methodologies have made a big impact and are here to stay. There is little doubt that the old methodologies needed to change. Too much time was spent on market analysis, number crunching and formatting Read more [...]

5 Essential Home Repair and Maintenance Skills

As many new homeowners are well aware, things can seemingly go wrong out of the blue. One minute something works just fine, the next minute it is falling apart. This is especially true if you have young kids running around the home like wild animals. Since having children is enough of a financial burden (bless their hearts) without having to pay a contractor every time a new home repair crops up, we decided to present you with the most essential home repair and maintenance skills you can Read more [...]

3Reasons to Have Your Child Take Music Lessons

A musical child is usually better behaved and academically successful when compared with other kids of the same age. It may be time to have your child take lessons in a music school in Montreal. Teaches Self-Discipline Parents will do anything to help their child become more responsible and independent. In fact, it is quite common for children to be placed in martial arts classes to learn more discipline. There is no doubt that this works, but putting the kid in music lessons will also Read more [...]

How to Prepare for an Extended Vacation

With the winter season fast approaching, many people will be looking to escape the frigid North American climate for something more mild and pleasant. Travelers often take the opportunity to disappear to a warmer destination for a month or more during this time. These more extended vacations can be thrilling while also causing a great deal of stress, particularly when it comes to planning and getting organized before your trip. In this article, we go over some useful tips to help you prepare Read more [...]

Unveiling the Different Types of Bill Consolidation

Does the term bill consolidation or debt consolidation ring in your ears? For some people, it is a good way to deal with all of their debt. On the other hand, some people think of it as a financial scam considering the fact that there are companies out there that charge their clients extremely high interest rates, making it difficult for the client to pay their loan. So, what is the real score when we talk about debt consolidation? Which side do we have to buy?

What Is Bill Consolidation?

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How to Pursue a Commercial Pilot Career

Becoming a commercial pilot can be one of the most exciting careers out there. You get to travel, you get to fly and you get to be a part of a loyal and committed network that will stick by you through your entire career. Plus, you can stand to make a handsome wage and some great benefits. If you want to make flying a plane your career, you need to jump over a few hurdles first - one of which is actually learning how to fly a plane. There is a good chance that because you want to become a pilot, Read more [...]

5 Tips for Starting Your Career in the HVAC Industry

The HVAC industry can offer one of the most interesting and satisfying careers. Not only will you get to work with machinery, but also every day will offer a new experience. Plus, the pay isn't bad and there is plenty of room for growth. Who knows, one day you may want to start your own business. If you are just starting out, though, it can be important and helpful to have a roadmap. Knowing exactly where to start can help you thrive. Not only that, but you want to make sure that you have all the Read more [...]

Sponge Playgrounds (Also Known As PIP Rubber)

As a child, certain playgrounds always felt a little more 'luxurious' than others. Some were rock solid and any fall was sufficient to severely bruise any of the little bones that fell in the area.

However, there were others that just felt like sponge. Falls were hardly painless, but they barely caused a scratch when compared to the solid Tarmac versions. The reason this occurred was because they took advantage of Poured-in-Place rubber - although as we'll now find out, there's several other reasons Read more [...]

5 Benefits of Working in Career Counseling

Career counseling is an extremely rewarding career path. This job will require you to love interacting with people on a regular basis. It also includes strong planning and organization skills as well as a background in Psychology. Your job will be to tap into people's goals, aspirations, inspirations, strengths and weakness to help them navigate the job market and find a position that they will find rewarding and exciting. If these topics and areas are of interest to you, then you should really Read more [...]

5 Hot Jobs in the Insurance Industry

There are so many things in life that people need insurance for, including life (or the end of it, to be more specific). Most people have insurance policies to cover health, home, auto (and other motor vehicles), and even unemployment. So if they have unanticipated medical costs, their home is damaged during a flood, an earthquake, or a break-in, they are involved in an auto collision, or they unexpectedly lose a job, they'll be covered during their time of need. And in the case of life insurance, Read more [...]