Love him or loathe him — and there are plenty of folks in the latter camp — Kevin O’Leary’s snarling mug is everywhere these days. Like hockey loudmouth Don Cherry or real estate mogul Donald Trump, O’Leary’s bombastic, in-your-face style has earned him a kind of cult celebrity status.
Financial Expert, Entrepreneur, Author of The Cold Hard Truth on Men, Women and Money, and colourful television personality, Kevin O’Leary gives insight on how to gain control over your financial situation.
“A generation ago, it was a safe bet to get an education, take a job in a large company, buy a house, start a family, and then retire with a pension. It was a straight route to a good life. Those days are over. The recent global financial crisis has been a wake-up call to a new generation of Americans and Canadians, who now see the risks of starting a new company as about the same as working for a large existing one.”
KEVIN O’LEARY IS ON one helluva roll. When he’s not busy running one of Canada’s biggest mutual funds, he’s becoming a genuine television personality, starring as the straight-talking co-host on CBC’s The Lang and O’Leary Exchange and the intimidating financier on the Dragon’s Den.
In business, nothing can replace a cold, level-headed, wholly truthful analysis of the facts. Learn why in Kevin’s recent piece for Business Insider.
Just in the time for the holidays – read Kevin’s tips for cutting back on holiday spending.
Interested in improving your negotiating skills? Kevin shares his secrets in this blog post.
A lot of people have said a lot of great things about Steve Jobs. And for good reason: he built the world’s second-most valuable company, with billions in profits and products that have improved every aspect of our lives. But Steve didn’t get there by being a soft, fluffy, Kumbaya-type leader. I know — I negotiated with him and believe me, he was absolutely relentless. He got there by living and breathing some fundamental, universal business truths. So in Steve’s honour and in his memory, here are five of the cold, hard business lessons that we can all learn him.
It was the fall of 2006, and the place was Pearson International Airport in Toronto. I was with my wife, Linda, and our kids, Savannah and Trevor. We had just flown in from our place in Boston to hit the Toronto International Film Festival. I had to use the men’s room, so I asked my [...]