Daniel Baylis
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Daniel Baylis is a writer, adventurer and wine-soaked yogi. He has journeyed to all six inhabited continents, subsequently becoming a poster boy for work-exchange travel: milking goats in the Galilee, teaching schoolchildren in Peru, painting cottages in Goa and volunteering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. All this wandering has left his heart sprinkled across the globe. Daniel’s professional work involves collaborations with Tourisme Montréal and N/A Inc. His new book — The Traveller: Notes from an Imperfect Journey around the World — is being greeted with enthusiastic acclaim. Nab a copy here: www.thetraveller.ca.

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10 Things I Learned From Travel

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 6:58 PM

You know what they say, "If you want a diploma, go to college. But if you want an education, go travelling."

Okay, I don't know if anyone actually has ever said that.

But they should.

I recently spent one year getting myself an informal education. I travelled to...

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Which Is the Best Airline in Canada?

(14) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 12:18 PM

Most Canadians have a favourite team. And we are extremely loyal to our teams. These loyalties are often based on where we live, and are regularly passed from generation to generation. In fact, the debates about our teams can become so contentious that our pleasant Canadian temperaments are quickly abandoned...

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Apple, Have a Heart -- It's Time to Give Back

(6) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 4:39 PM

The new iPhone has arrived. And those who worship at the altar of Apple are salivating. The phone has a lighter-weight design. The larger screen makes room for another row of icons. The battery is better. The camera is more... well... camera-ish. Oh, rejoice!

Wait -- what are we rejoicing...

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Est-ce que Starbucks peut sauver les États-Unis?

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2012 | 10:13 AM

Les Américains ont besoin de boulot. C'est du moins ce que les statistiques actuelles sur le chômage nous indiquent. En avril 2012, l'indice de chômage américain se situait à 8,1 pourcent et est désormais à son paroxysme comparativement aux 50 dernières années. Les temps sont durs chez nos...

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Will Starbucks Save America?

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 5:55 PM

America needs jobs. At least that's what the current unemployment statistics tell us. As of April 2012, the American unemployment rate was 8.1 percent, and it's currently on the highest arc of the past 50 years. Times are tough in the land of the free and the home...

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Miser sur les valeurs et non la valeur!

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 2:32 PM

Je n'ai pas de boule de cristal; mais je peux prédire le futur. Ça ressemble un peu à ceci : dans les années à venir, les compagnies qui réussiront le mieux auront une cause au cœur de leur modèle d'affaires. Vous pensez sûrement : « Minute bonhomme, ça veut dire...

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The Future of Business is a Mix of Capitalism and Loving Thy Neighbour

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 3:31 PM

I'm not a fortune teller, and I don't have a crystal ball. But I can see the future.

It looks like this: In the coming years, the most successful businesses will have cause at their core.

"Woah. Stop the press," you are probably thinking, "What does that even mean?"...

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Le capitalisme peut sauver le monde

(42) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 9:05 AM

« LE CAPITALISME NE MARCHE PAS! » s'écriait une des nombreuses pancartes aperçues lors d'une démonstration du mouvement Occupy Wall Street.

Je ne me sentais pas interpellé à contredire cette affirmation, elle sonnait relativement vraie. Mais elle est aussi un peu fade, limitée. C'est comme si on s'exclamait: « Lady...

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Here's Why Capitalism Could Save the World

(86) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 11:40 AM

"CAPITALISM ISN'T WORKING!" yelled one of the many animated/angry signs from the protestors occupying Wall Street.

I didn't feel compelled to argue against the statement, per se. It seemed true enough. But it also seemed limited. Like announcing, "Lady Gaga writes smutty pop songs!"

My reaction was a...

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