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Aug 1, 2008
Moralism and Holy Water
Chris Wood

I’ve profiled scores of companies over the decades. I’ve learned we all have our own business models. Not only private companies, but bureaucracies and faiths and non-profit groups – indeed, each of us in the workforce – performs a core trick that earns our keep. These can be revealing.

Aug 1, 2008
NaiKun Wind Group: Paul Taylor
Peter Severinson

Looking at Paul Taylor’s career, it’s clear the man is not interested in easy jobs. He managed 9,500 volunteers for the 1988 Calgary Olympics, worked in the Alberta treasury during Ralph Klein’s budget-balancing shakeups and held an executive job with Alberta power giant TransAlta Corp.

Aug 1, 2008
Inside the box: Zigloo Custom Homes
Susan Hollis

When you break it down, we all live in boxes of one kind or another. They’re typically rectangular, often stacked one upon the other, and, after they’ve had a certain amount of drywall and paint slapped on, we pronounce them...

Aug 1, 2008
Seed Farming: The Sesame Solution
Greg Amos

Santos Machado takes off his baseball cap and wipes the sweat off his brow. It’s early August and Machado is lying on his back on the dirt driveway of his 3½-hectare farm in León, Nicaragua, halfway underneath his sembrador – a large seed and fertilizer dispenser meant to be hitched behind a pair of oxen.

Aug 1, 2008
Big Picture Thinker: William Vince
Kevin Chong

Every Saturday night on a desolate downtown stretch of Vancouver’s Main Street, District 319 casts a ray of light and movie magic. The newly refurbished movie house, just a few rundown, gated storefronts away from the itinerant souls huddled around...

Aug 1, 2008
Brains and Beauty: Vancouver Digital Goes 2.0
J Bucher

The Webby Awards – which each year recognize websites that embody excellence on the Internet – just celebrated their 12th annual edition. They are the Internet world’s version of the Academy Awards – only they run much shorter. (Webby winners...

Aug 1, 2008
How Revelstoke Was Built
by BCBusiness Online

For better viewing, click the "full screen" button. Now, as the town and resort navigate a course from sleepy railroad hamlet to international all-season destination, it's a good time to look both back and forward—from what Revelstoke was to what it is becoming. Navigate: Back to the article Navigate: Table of contents...

Aug 1, 2008
Stumped: B.C. Reforestation
Ben Parfitt

On an overcast morning in early May, a chill bites the air with just the slightest of ocean breezes. It’s as if winter never left. Days earlier, snow, hail and wind arrived to knock the pink blossoms off of boulevard cherry trees and make a mockery of southern Vancouver Island’s so-called “Mediterranean” climate.

Aug 1, 2008
David Podmore: builder's dilemma
Peter Severinson

Chat with him about his career, and he explains one move after another with a simple phrase: “I’m a builder.”He’s president and CEO of Concert Properties Ltd., a development company he built with Jack Poole, who serves as chair of...

Aug 1, 2008
Bill of Health: Alternative Remedies
By Jessica Werb

The first time I met Dr. Yan Bin Ma was just over two years ago. For many months previous, I had been dealing with a baffling condition (the details of which I’ll keep to myself  ) that necessitated scans, invasive probing and various unpleasant encounters with myriad health-care practitioners, none of whom came up with an explanation.

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