Ivey Business School

What the Military Can Teach Business Leaders

Ivey Business School | July 22, 2014 | Canada Business
Why partner with the military? One of the foundations of good leadership is the ability to accomplish a task by influencing other people. To do that, however, a leader must be able to assess a situation, develop a plan, issue clear instructions and then supervise execution.
Mike Hudema

BIO

It's Time Alberta Took Off Its Tar Sands Blinders and Embraced the Sun

Mike Hudema | July 22, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Despite the province having the most solar potential out of any province in Canada, investment in solar is still piecemeal. There are little to no government supports for solar and yet huge government subsidies are given to the provinces most polluting industries like the tar sands.
Joseph Soares

BIO

Extending the Powerful Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Canada

Joseph Soares | July 21, 2014 | Canada Business
Since their overall objective should be to find ways to deliver better services more efficiently to Canadians, and given their remarkable record of success, shouldn't Canada forge ahead with a stronger agenda for more Private-Public Partnerships?
Russ Blinch

BIO

Canada Needs to Reject Radical Right Thinking

Russ Blinch | July 20, 2014 | Canada Politics
This kind of talk about out-of-control government spending in central Canada will build and build. The right has a huge megaphone in this country and the ideas are rarely challenged in the mainstream media.
Wade Rowland

BIO

What CBC VP Bill Chambers Should Learn About Public Broadcasting

Wade Rowland | July 18, 2014 | Canada Business
The CBC brass, apparently stung by criticism of its plans to pull out of production and focus on digital, mobile media, has taken to lashing out at its critics in an unseemly way. The latest example was posted Thursday night on the corporate website, and it is highly revealing.
Nick Cowling

BIO

LeBron Can Teach Business Execs a Thing or Two

Nick Cowling | July 19, 2014 | Canada Business
LeBron's masterful handling of his return to Cleveland offers a case study in public relations far beyond sports. The lesson is simple: humility is powerful. For successful business leaders, being humble doesn't always come naturally. And it isn't a quality that you can easily fake, and those who try and fail get punished even more.
Capt. Trevor Greene

BIO

Tesla Spans The Continent

Capt. Trevor Greene | July 18, 2014 | Canada Business
Tesla Motors, the darling of the electric car world, opened its first Canadian supercharger station in Squamish, B.C. on July 17th. Squamish is between Vancouver and the world-famous ski resort, Whistler. Tesla now has enough charging stations throughout North America to allow Tesla owners to drive from Vancouver to San Diego, from Maine to Miami or from New York to Los Angeles without worrying about battery range.
Chris Genovali

BIO

It Makes More Economic Sense To Shoot Grizzlies With Cameras Than Guns

Chris Genovali | July 17, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
There is no ecological, ethical, or economic justification for continuing to trophy kill B.C.'s grizzly bears.
Jordan Bateman

BIO

Seaterra's Esquimalt Bribe Should Leave Taxpayers Seaterr-ified

Jordan Bateman | July 17, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
The CRD's financial management of Seaterra has been Seaterr-ible since the start. It's time for the regional district to give taxpayers the true, detailed cost implications of this massive plan, and for Esquimalt taxpayers to put the CRD's letter in the recycle bin -- where it belongs.
Ralph Goodale

BIO

Harper Must Answer For Duffy's Crimes

Ralph Goodale | July 17, 2014 | Canada Politics
It's a terribly sad day for Parliament when a member of the Senate gets hauled before the criminal courts to face 31 charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust. The formal trial of Mike Duffy is about to begin. The damage Duffy has done flows directly from the fact that he was a duly appointed Senator. So who put him there? Who gave him that position? Stephen Harper cannot escape responsibility. He demonstrated enormously bad judgment in making Duffy a Senator. Canadians need their Prime Minister to provide fulsome, accurate answers.
Peter Hall

BIO

Canada Should Catch This Economic Wave

Peter Hall | July 17, 2014 | Canada Business
Canada has huge potential and great planet-wide visibility as the global investment wave builds. In the time that it takes for the wave to crest, it will be important for companies, institutions and analysts to position ourselves to catch this one as best we possibly can.
Blake Bromley

BIO

Should Charities Be Allowed to Participate in Politics?

Blake Bromley | July 18, 2014 | Canada Politics
The "advocacy chill" in Canada is due to the politicization of the regulator rather than the law of charity. I am still only a reluctant supporter of increasing the rights of charities to engage in political activities, and my participation in this debate is firmly rooted in my belief in the rule of law and in opposition to the politicization of the current Charities Directorate.
Jeff Quipp

BIO

What Facebook's News Feed Changes Mean for Users

Jeff Quipp | July 16, 2014 | Canada Business
Essentially, there are two key takeaways from Facebook changes that users can expect will only increase for the foreseeable future: First, they are likely to see more high quality content that tends to align better with their interests and behaviour. Second, it is likely that paid branded content will increase as organic reach decreases.
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

Get Ready For a Completely Different Kind of Phone Call From Your Investment Advisor

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | July 16, 2014 | Canada Business
Transparency is ultimately a useful tool and a move in the right direction: the more we know, the better. Of course, if you've hired a portfolio manager who charges a monthly or quarterly inclusive fee, you have already been enjoying full transparency, long before these regulations came into affect.
Gil Laroya

BIO

How Does Diversity Boost Your Career?

Gil Laroya | July 16, 2014 | Canada Business
It is said that "necessity is the mother of invention." This refers to the drive to create a solution to a problem, like a caveman making a spear to kill that night's triceratops dinner. But in business, there is a certain necessity that makes for a more rewarding and fruitful...
David Suzuki

BIO

Lake Huron Is No Place for a Nuclear Waste Dump

David Suzuki | July 16, 2014 | Canada
Is dilution really the solution to pollution -- especially when it's nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is. The Great Lakes are already threatened by pollution, agricultural runoff, invasive species, climate change and more. We can't afford to add the risk of radioactive contamination to one of the world's largest sources of fresh water.
Tim Paziuk

BIO

What Effect Would Negative Interest Rates Have On Your Finances?

Tim Paziuk | July 15, 2014 | Canada Business
Imagine that you found out tomorrow that your bank was going to start charging a storage fee on your cash. What would you do? I think most people would withdraw their money from those accounts and keep it in cash. It's unlikely they would spend or invest it, even though that's the purpose of imposing negative interest rates.
Jon Packer

BIO

Technology Could Enable the Four-Day Work Week

Jon Packer | July 15, 2014 | Canada Business
Well not exactly. But Larry Page, co-founder of Google, does tell us that working a 40-hour week is an out-moded employment model. He believes that through smart design and technology we could work a four-day week or less. Now, with over $32 billion in the bank it is easy for Page to make such lofty assertions, but he might have a point.
Dana Larsen

BIO

Attention Hemp Farmers: I Will Buy Your Hash!

Dana Larsen | July 15, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
I believe we should get that process started now, instead of waiting for the laws to catch up. The sick and dying people who need cannabis medicines don't have time to wait for the government and Health Canada to get their act together.
Joseph Soares

BIO

France, Put Down the Wine and Learn About Industry From Canada

Joseph Soares | July 15, 2014 | Canada Business
France must confront its demons: The Big State and a Gallic attitude to labour productivity, as its economy suffers. Compared with Canada, France is living on past glories while Canada pursues a way for its people to live as well as they can in the here and now. In essence, the French need to go easy on the vino.
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