Nick Fillmore

Biased Reporting On Climate Change Is A Danger To Us All

Nick Fillmore | May 23, 2016 | Canada Business
Mass media is the main place where people should be learning of the threat ahead. Largely because of inadequate reporting by mass media, most Canadians are not well enough informed or angry enough to demand action by government and non-renewable corporations.

Toronto Landlords May Pay Price For Illegal Pot Shops

YPNextHome | May 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Pot dispensaries, cannabis cafes, medical marijuana clinics, smoke shops, vapour lounges -- cannabis culture has gained a foothold in Toronto. Some neighbourhoods have had little to no infiltration, but many have had a staggering number of pot dispensaries open along the main street, out in the open.
Lindsay Gee

5 Hard Truths All Successful Entrepreneurs Can Relate To

Lindsay Gee | May 19, 2016 | Canada Business
Business is really hard. Being successful is even harder. But, through all the bad days, all the mistakes, all the lessons learned, all the doubts and all the worries, if you can get up and do it anyway, it's worth it. All the sacrifices you need to make, all the sleep you won't get and all the money you won't see for awhile... it'll come.
Marc Davis

Cannabis Industry Unexpected Boost For Alberta's Struggling Economy

Marc Davis | May 19, 2016 | Canada Business
Canada's recreational market promises to be worth billions of dollars annually if it proves to be anywhere near as successful as in Colorado, which has a population seven times smaller than Canada's 35 million. Last year, legal recreational sales in Colorado almost topped one billion U.S. dollars.
Jayson Hilchie

Playing For The Future: How Video Games Are Leading Innovation

Jayson Hilchie | May 19, 2016 | Canada Business
If Canada is to remain a leader in innovation, more must be done to focus our efforts on building up the resource that is responsible for innovation -- talent. There already exists a global race to acquire the best and brightest talent to drive innovation and create the products and services that change the way we live, work and play.
Marcia Sirota

Raising Your Workplace EQ: The Value Of Creating Connections

Marcia Sirota | May 19, 2016 | Canada Living
Being talented, driven, confident, curious, creative, courageous and ambitious are all necessities if you want to be a success in any field, but they're not enough. The interpersonal component can make or break even the most promising career. The bottom line is that if you don't know how to relate to other people it will be difficult, if not impossible, to succeed in your career.
Nick Cowling

Millennial Foodies Hunger For A Non-Traditional Grocery Experience

Nick Cowling | May 19, 2016 | Canada Business
This generation is paving the way for both small and large grocery chains and independent stores to diversify what's in-store and the overall experience grocery stores provide. Remember, this is a generation that puts great emphasis on experiences, especially ones that truly resonate with them.
Allison Munro

The Business Case For Community Engagement And Audience-Focused Journalism

Allison Munro | May 19, 2016 | Canada Business
The days of a reporter writing, filing and forgetting the story are over. Journalists in today's newsrooms are not only writing and filing their stories, but they are also the ones pushing it out to their timelines, actively finding new audiences and interacting with readers to help guide and research future stories.
Jessica Glazer

Seeking Employment? Your Title On LinkedIn May Sabotage Your Job Search

Jessica Glazer | May 19, 2016 | Canada Business
Even though you want people to know you are looking for work. No one is going to conduct a search for someone "seeking a job". It is completely understandable to want your network to know you are looking for work. You want your network to look out for you and be aware of your employment status or lack thereof but you are doing yourself a disservice.
Rhonda Scharf

When It Comes To Success, It Isn't About Luck

Rhonda Scharf | May 19, 2016 | Canada Business
It all comes down to accountability. It isn't about luck. It is about effort, attitude and willingness. Stop giving yourself excuses why you are where you are, why you don't have what you think you should have, or why you don't have what others have.
David Lester

The Fintech Revolution Is Just Getting Started

David Lester | May 19, 2016 | Canada Business
You can now open savings and chequing accounts, manage your retirement and investment accounts and get loans online, never mind being able to leave your wallet at home and use your phone to buy everything. Here are the top companies that can take you from money 2D banking to 3D.
Jerry Dias

Investor Protection Is The Most Insidious Part Of The TPP

Jerry Dias | May 18, 2016 | Canada Business
It is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system that would give corporations the right to sue governments for passing laws that hurt their ability to earn a profit -- even if those laws are in the public interest. Think about that. A government gets elected to pass the laws that its citizens want -- and then gets sued under an international trade agreement for doing exactly what it was elected to do. Think that won't happen? It already has.
Eric Quon-Lee

Why T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" Strategy Is Innovative And Vital

Eric Quon-Lee | May 18, 2016 | Canada Business
The telecommunications carrier that has been on everyone's lips concerning innovation is T-Mobile USA. Formerly a full subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications behemoth, now T-Mobile USA, is publicly listed (TMUS) and only 67% owned by Deutsche Telekom. How did a boring 4th place American carrier become one of the hottest and innovative telecommunications companies?
Caitie Drewery

Mitchell Cushman: Taking Theatre to New Places

Caitie Drewery | May 18, 2016 | Canada Business
If you've picked up a NOW Magazine or a Stratford Festival guide, you've seen his name. In 2009, Mitchell co-founded Outside the March, a theatre company dedicated to making immersive, site-engaging, new theatre.
Kennedy Stewart

Let Trudeau Know Kinder Morgan Is A Bad Deal For B.C.

Kennedy Stewart | May 18, 2016 | Canada Politics
Don't forget, way back in January 2014 Trudeau said about Kinder Morgan, "I certainly hope that we're going to be able to get that pipeline approved." Unless we make things uncomfortable for him politically, the prime minister will force this pipeline through our communities against our will -- the public's will.
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky Situation: Adopt An Attitude Of Gratitude At Work

Julie Blais Comeau | May 18, 2016 | Canada Living
In a world of screens where egocentrism and individualism are increasingly present, adopting an attitude of gratitude at work can contribute to the well-being and motivation of employees. Appreciation also increases self-esteem and loyalty in business relationships.
Marco Pasqua

5 Startup Lessons From HBO's Silicon Valley

Marco Pasqua | May 18, 2016 | Canada Business
Not only is the show well-written, co-created by comedy genre genius Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis and Butt-Head) but there's also a lot of research that has gone into the making of the show to ensure its validity. Here are five startup tips that could make or break your next big idea.

Home Builders Step Up To Aid In Fort McMurray Recovery

YPNextHome | May 18, 2016 | Canada Alberta
When the Fort McMurray and surrounding community was left reeling from the recent wildfire disaster, it wasn't just Alberta communities, governments and the Canadian Red Cross that pitched in to help out. The home building industry in the province also stepped up to lend a helping hand.
DeSmog Canada

Big Oil Distorts Discourse To Fuel Its Bottom Line

DeSmog Canada | May 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
We've all seen a chart like it: logos of corporations connected by thin lines to other logos, linking dozens of subsidiaries to spin-offs of even larger companies. But such diagrams rarely involve Canada or the fossil fuel companies that dominate lobbying and other political efforts.
Tea Nicola

Do You Need A "Rainy Day" Fund?

Tea Nicola | May 17, 2016 | Canada Business
Many financial institutions, books, and blogs recommend setting up a rainy day fund in liquid cash of 3 to 6 months salary to help you during times when your regular income is disrupted or major emergencies. Situations such as sudden job loss or unexpected home repairs can hit hard if you're unprepared.
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