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Apr 1, 2007
Business Life: When the Thrill is Gone
Tony Wanless

Deciding when to cash in your chips and walk away from the great poker game that is business used to be called retirement, but in the modern world where people can have five or more careers in a lifetime, it’s...

Apr 1, 2007
Industrial Vancouver: The Lost City
Ross Howard

Squat concrete- block warehouses secured with razor-wire fences and steel-mesh windows stretch off into the morning light. Many appear deserted, with dust on windows and doorsills, garbage in the alley. In the doorway of one of several shabby houses, some dishevelled men gather to deal in drugs.

Apr 1, 2007
Economic Growing Pains
Jason Chiu

The really zealous ones will quote the media and echo something to the effect that “controlled inflation” and “modest interest rates” are “driving forces behind our robust economy.” Inevitably, someone will allude to the proliferation of towering cranes that are...

Apr 1, 2007
Netcasting Services Inc: Dot Com 2.0
David Jordan

Touring the Burnaby operations of Interactive Netcasting Services Inc. (Insinc) is like sifting through a dot-com archeological dig. At the core of the former warehouse is a massive server barn built during the heyday of the Internet boom in the late 1990s.

Mar 1, 2007
How to Stay in Business When Disaster Strikes
Jessica Werb

Back it up After B.C.’s December windstorms, local disaster-recovery consultants were swamped with calls from hysterical workers who had lost critical info after power and server outages. The lesson here: back up your files. If you’re a small company, you can simply burn important documents onto a CD or DVD. (Just...

Mar 1, 2007
Bull Market: Taking Stock
BCBusiness D.B.

Has the bull market run its course? Does the recent tax legislation mean it’s time to dump income trusts? Investors enter this RRSP season with more than the usual dose of nerves as they ponder their investment options. For advice, BCBusiness met with two experts who spend their days making...

Mar 1, 2007
Faye Wightman: Philanthropic Commandant
BCBusiness D.B.

The 58-year-old president and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation comes by her talent naturally, thanks to a long career in the helping professions. Originally trained as a nurse, she ran the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for 14 years and spent...

Mar 1, 2007
Rory Armes, Group GM, Electronic Arts Canada
David Jordan

At just 45, Rory Armes is arguably the top dog in the universe of electronic games. Having spent two years overseeing Electronic Arts studios in Europe, he returned home last November to take up the new position of group GM, Electronic Arts Canada. From his office at EA’s Burnaby studio, his job is to oversee the 2,000 developers, programmers, testers and others who create electronic games for the industry’s largest producer.

Mar 1, 2007
Cost of Living
Alison Appelbe

The problems began in late 2004, when the residential strata council, made up of strata-unit owners, fired its property manager and turned to a large management firm. A per-unit management fee of $17.50 – which was then an average amount...

Mar 1, 2007
Authenticity is the Key to Employee Loyalty
Catherine Ducharme

I recently got an email from a friend working for a company newly ranked on Maclean’s magazine’s “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” list: “Who were they comparing us to – federal penitentiaries?”

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