Ian Bell

Ian Bell

Ian Bell is a Vancouver-based veteran of 13 years building and helping technology startups in the US & Canada, and most recently founded Tingle and RosterBot. A former Apple Research Fellow and SFU graduate, he worked at Cisco Systems and Telus before going rogue. Check out his blog.

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Entrepreneurs: Don’t Make Lady Gaga’s Mistake

The lessons for business owners in the music star’s recent album flop. Or, why Lady Gaga would make a terrible chief executive

Entrepreneurship = Fight Club

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Anti-hero Tyler Durden may be crazy, but he offers a litany of lessons about how true entrepreneurs make their mark

What Kind of Leader Are You? Fox or Hedgehog?

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."  - Archilochus

In business, there are foxes and hedgehogs. Here's why you should care which one you are

How Not to Hire Losers

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Tired of finding duds on your payroll? Avoid these three candidate types to build the winning workforce you want

How to Retain Clients, Zuckerberg Style

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As Facebook’s success demonstrates, staying out of the way of your customers is a balancing act

The 9 Simple Rules of Email Mastery

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A tech pro and email veteran reveals how to make your inbox a nirvana of productivity

Apple’s Big Mistake: the MVP

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"Minimum viable product" strategies can work for emerging categories and radical new ideas. The Apple Maps debacle shows the Four Ps apply just about everywhere else

Don’t Start That Tech Company—Yet

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Sure, the people who run successful tech startups are today's rock stars of business. But most "wantrepreneurs" would do well to postpone their launches

Ottawa’s Covert War on SR&ED

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Changes to the federal government's administration of the crucial SR&ED rebate program threaten Canadian innovation—and will persuade more of our entrepreneurs to move to the U.S.

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The definitive 2015 list of organizations that have mastered the art of employee engagement