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Jun 1, 2006
Business Planning: Chart a Back-up Course or Risk Going Under
Tony Wanless

Problem: Operating a business too close to the edge without a safety netSolution: Start planning early, consider every potential scenario and come up with a Plan B, C and D When launching any new venture, the first thing to do is to...

May 2, 2006
Brightlight Pictures: Profit Snatchers
Jessica Werb

Despite his tailored suit, greying hair and the photos of his four kids on his office wall, Shawn Williamson (right) can’t help but come across like a hyperactive 12-year-old boy trapped in a 40-year-old’s body. A remote control in hand...

Feb 1, 2006
On the Ledge: Jessica McDonald
Paul Willcocks

What can be said about Jessica McDonald? Her rapid ascent, according to a consultant who has done time in government, was “like taking someone seen as a good but not spectacular player from the junior league and putting them on the all-star team… People were taken aback – really shocked.”

Oct 1, 2005
Ian Telfer: 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year
Greg Potter

There was a time not so long ago when fate tested Ian Telfer’s resolve. Despite an ongoing love affair with precious metals, in 1999 Telfer, now the CEO of Vancouver-based Goldcorp, the sixth-largest gold producer in the world, found himself...

Sep 1, 2005
Peter Brown: Chair and CEO of Canaccord Capital Corp.
Tracy Tjaden

Canaccord Capital Corp., Canada’s largest independent investment dealer and a Howe Street institution, is rolling in good news: revenues are up, profits are moving in the same direction and its new London office is slammed with business.

Aug 1, 2005
Dismantling Traditional Hierarchy: Who Needs a CEO?
Tracy Tjaden

John Montalbano’s first task as the new head of Canada’s largest privately owned money management firm was to ban the role of CEO. The move gives more airtime to the company’s line that it’s all about the clients, and the...

Aug 1, 2005
Christy Clark: nothing better than politics
Marcie Good

Updated March 14, 2016: Back in 2005, when Christy Clark was a young star cabinet minister eyeing a leap into radio, BCBusiness plotted some untaken paths for the future premier. She may never have become a spokeswoman for VANOC, nor ever have entered federal politics, but the character sketch is the same: a woman who is not one to back down from a fight. Here she is in a 2005 profile, speaking on timing, ambition, and what she thinks her...

Aug 1, 2005
Brasserie Branding: A Tired Eatery Tarts Up
Tony Wanless

Change is a business battle cry today, and there isn’t a manager alive who isn’t buffeted by the constant baying for transformation. This is especially true in B.C., where our frontier mentality constantly demands the destruction of the old to...

Jul 1, 2005
How to Hit Your Stride into to the Spotlight
Rod Filbrandt

You can’t dodge it – don’t even try. Everyone, at some point in his or her career, will be asked to step up to the mic. Here's how to hit your stride into the spotlight.

Jun 1, 2005
Worst Companies to Work for in B.C.
Ian MacNeill

Walking into the headquarters of 1-800-GOT-JUNK is like stumbling onto the set of The West Wing, NBC’s fly-on-the-wall fantasy about life, love and the pursuit of power in the Oval Office. Like President Josiah Bartlet’s White House, Brian Scudamore’s corporate...

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