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Oct 1, 2007
Tamara Vrooman
David Jordan

Public service is the only career Vrooman has ever known; she went directly from a master’s degree in history at the University of Victoria to a co-op position with the provincial government and never looked back. Her rise through the ranks included stops at the Ministry of Health and the...

Oct 1, 2007
Marc Baril: Score a Living
Jessica Werb

In an office filled with state-of-the-art speakers, mixing boards, computers and keyboards, the Quebec-raised Baril reminisces about his early twenties. He describes settling in Vancouver after an ill-advised jaunt to Australia and Thailand, where he fell victim to a scam that left him penniless. “I was 23,” he recalls. “I...

Oct 1, 2007
When to Let Go
Tony Wanless

In creativity methodology, there’s a brutal aphorism that describes part of the creative process. “Killing your babies” is the jettisoning of those favourite phrases that were the initial impetus for innovation but no longer serve their purpose. Sometimes organizations and...

Oct 1, 2007
The Great Bear Market
Andrew Findlay

The Great Bear Rainforest is being trumpeted as a model of modern conservation that will bring business, environmentalists and First Nations together. But we’re not the only ones with a stake in its success; big U.S. non-profits have a major say in what happens on B.C.’s forest floor.

Oct 1, 2007
How to Innovate
Jessica Werb

Mingle The Internet. The airplane. Sliced bread. How on earth did they do it? Truth is, mythical “Eureka!” moments have very little to do with great breakthroughs in innovation. In fact, creating something new and exciting has less to do...

Oct 1, 2007
Cross Border Drug Trade
Claudia Cornwall

“It drops, flatlines, drops, flatlines,” says Ankur Arora, vice-chair of the International Pharmacy Association of B.C. It’s a graph no business person likes to see: a gut-wrenching slide in revenues. From more than $400 million in 2005, B.C. pharmacies exporting...

Oct 1, 2007
BCSC Rules: Trade Secrets
David Baines

Under BCSC rules, all publicly traded companies that privately sell shares or issue options must file a form – known as a Form 20 – listing the names and addresses of all purchasers and optionees. Until April 2003, those forms were publicly available, either in hard copy at the commission office or electronically on the BCSC website.

Oct 1, 2007
A River Runs Through It
Don Whiteley

The main item of contention here is the North Fork of the Flathead River, which flows from headwaters in B.C. across the U.S. border along the west side of Montana’s Glacier National Park, one of the jewels of the U.S. national park system, and into Flathead Lake.

Sep 30, 2007
Awash in Green Branding
Tony Wanless

As celebrity environmentalist Al Gore favoured Vancouver with his An Inconvenient Truth climate change message and fundraiser recently, it occurred to me that I was personally awashed in green branding just a few days earlier. Maybe as a professional skeptic I did need a good scrubbing, but somehow I didn't feel all that clean afterwards. Tony Wanless

Sep 19, 2007
Vancouver Convention Centre: Conventional Wisdom
Peter Mitham

Comments in a study of off-site venues produced by Tourism Vancouver this past February were clear. The city’s lack of off-site venues was described variously as falling short of world-class status, “lacking in quantity, quality and diversity for groups over...

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