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Feb 7, 2017
The Conversation: ACL Services boss Laurie Schultz knows fraud when she sees it
Felicity Stone

There have been three stages to tech veteran Laurie Schultz’s career: product management, general management and now, at ACL, change management. After starting off as a product manager with Telus Corp., where she learned how to balance the economics of...

Feb 7, 2017
Winning Words: 542 Entertainment Inc. owner and president Billie Jo Aasen
Jacob Parry

To help us choose last year's 30 Under 30, we sent each candidate a series of questions to see what made them tick. Here's how Billie Jo Aasen, who founded 542 Entertainment Inc. in 2012, responded. What motivational quote gets you going?"Spend...

Feb 6, 2017
5 most popular biz books from the week of January 30 to February 5
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Feb 6, 2017
Will Canada meet its emissions reduction commitments made in Paris?
Maxime Charron

On November 18, 2016, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna released her plan to combat climate change, with a primary goal to stay beneath the scientifically determined limit of 2 degrees Celsius of planetwide warming. The 91-page plan serves as a high-level...

Feb 6, 2017
How Best Buy built up its brand by focusing on customers
Marcie Good

Late last November, a video shot at a Best Buy store in Halifax went big on Twitter. The scene: staff lined up near the front door, applauding, as dozens of customers strolled in to kick off Black Friday. That week...

Feb 6, 2017
His Life's a Journey: Lunch with Holidays for Humanity CEO Aaron Smith
Lucy Hyslop

Aaron Smith shakes his head as he recalls downing 250 millilitres of industrial-grade hot sauce. “What you do for sea turtles,” the CEO of Holidays for Humanity says of the dare that raised nearly a $1,000 and enabled a Costa...

Feb 6, 2017
How philanthropist and businessman David Sidoo helped build the UBC football team into national champs
Kerry Banks

“How close was it?” I ask. “Pretty close,” he says. “They were really going to axe the football team?” David Sidoo shrugs. He’s sporting a half-grin, the mischievous kind that kids flash before they reveal a secret. “It was costing UBC about...

Feb 6, 2017
British Columbians choose mortgages over RRSPs
Melissa Edwards

$24,100 That’s the average amount withdrawn by British Columbians who have taken money out of their RRSPs before retirement, according to a 2016 BMO study—51 per cent more than the national average. As Canadians scramble this month to make tax-year...

Feb 3, 2017
Office Space: Smaller is better at McCarthy Tétrault's new Vancouver digs
Felicity Stone

"The legal profession is changing so quickly,” says Matthew Peters, national innovation leader at McCarthy Tétrault. “The profession is going to look very different 10 to 20 years from now. We can’t, like the old days, design and assume that...

Feb 2, 2017
Big Fat Deal: $4 million for this off-grid survivalist setting
Fiona Morrow

Address: Mowgli Island Price: $4,000,000 MLS: See listing here The skinny: Four-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,000-square-foot house on a private island north of Saltspring. The bling: You must have heard the news: billionaires the world over are busy building end-of-times houses all the better to facilitate...

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