Peter Legge

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Nov 4, 2010
11 Famous Successes That Stemmed From Failure

A who's who of famous failures that have led to great success stories. The pursuit of success is full of some failures. In fact, the more we fail, the greater our success. History is chock-a-block full of people who might never have made a success of their lives without some big challenges. Zig Ziglar once said, "Failure is an event, not a person." See if you can figure out who's who in these descriptions. (Answers found at bottom.)...

Sep 28, 2010
The Secrets of Growing Old

To all my retired friends... The secret of life in twelve words: Before middle age – do not fear. After middle age – do not regret. Enjoy your life while you can. Do not wait till you cannot even walk just to be sorry and to regret. As long as it is physically possible, visit places you wish to visit.

Sep 21, 2010
Bryan Dyson's 30-Second Speech

Says the former CEO of Coca-Cola: Of the five balls you juggle in life, you can drop only one. Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. They are Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit, and you're keeping all of these in the air.

Aug 18, 2010
John Wooden's Wisdom

John Wooden, coach at the UCLA Recreational Sports Center passed away on June 4, 2010, just a few months before his 100th birthday. Here's some of the condensed wisdom of his life. In 2006, I wrote a book titled Make your Life a Masterpiece. It was to celebrate Canada Wide Media's 30th anniversary, and includes many stories from our staff who really are the masterpieces behind our success.

Aug 10, 2010
20 Inspirational Books

Which is the bigger crime? To be able to read and then not – or to not be able to read? Books provide wisdom, insight, knowledge, perspective, new ideas and thought starters. They provide another viewpoint – inspiration and understanding. If you read 17 pages a day, you will read 31 200-page...

Jul 19, 2010
20 Quotes from the Father of Inspiration Literature

Have you ever thought about who started the ball rolling on all this talk about “self help,” “inspiration,” “motivation,” and “leadership”? Where did the literary greats and positive success authors come from and who influenced the Dale Carnegie’s, the Orison Swett Marden the Writings Og Mandino and W-Clement Stone, Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, Napoleon Hill and others?

May 23, 2010
Job Search Tip: Try an Internship

Internships can help showcase your skill set and help you network your way into a job opening. A young lady recently emailed me. She'd been six weeks, trying to find a job, and she was having no luck. She asked me for a bit of advice. Here's what I told her. Dear ________:

May 18, 2010
Top 10 Secrets to Love Life

This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That's why you pay them. The grouches pull you down. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." Laugh until you gasp for breath. Endure, grieve, and move on. The...

May 10, 2010
Joe Segal on Time Management

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, follow Joe Segal's advice on time management – set your priorities, the rest is just sand.... A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

Feb 19, 2010
The Man Behind Vancouver's Olympic Opening Ceremony

David Atkins is the man from Down Under, the creative genius behind the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics. Superlatives for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games are still being reported. Four out of five Canadians from coast to coast to coast watched these spectacular ceremonies which...

Mar 1, 2009
Gordon Campbell's Pitch to Voters

BCBusiness publisher Peter Legge sits down with Premier Gordon Campbell for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from the plunging real estate market to the Olympics to whether B.C.’s two-term premier deserves one more shot.

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