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Feb 1, 2008
B.C. Entrepreneurs Learn the Asian Persuasion
Tracy Tjaden

There are days when Randy Heward envies his buddies back in Vancouver, the ones who shared his enthusiasm for business but weren’t plagued by the burning desire to launch a firm in a foreign land. When North American toy makers began...

Feb 1, 2008
Death and Parking: A Stupid Tax Laid to Rest
Tony Wanless

The province passed legislation to restructure the Vancouver regional transportation authority and in the process killed the hated Vancouver parking tax TransLink imposed in 2006. This was a classic “tax-the-rich” concept that could only come out of the woolly-headed thinking of a bunch of small-town dinosaurs caught in some kind of...

Feb 1, 2008
Virginia Greene Takes the Helm of the BCBC
David Jordan

When Virginia Greene stepped into the role of CEO at the Business Council of B.C. in December last year, it was the second time in her career she had made the leap from the provincial government to the private sector. And it was also the second time she had stepped into a high-profile position with the explicit responsibility of helping prepare Vancouver for an event that would put it in the international spotlight.

Feb 1, 2008
Climate of Creativity: B.C. Entrepreneurs
Dianne Buckner

This may sound a bit crazy, but lately I’ve found myself wondering if the climate in B.C. has some mysteriously inspiring effect on entrepreneurs, possibly causing them to be especially creative. This thought occurred to me first as I sat...

Feb 1, 2008
Intrawest Navigates the Passage of Time
Tony Wanless

According to the late management guru Peter Drucker, the lifecycle of most companies has shortened considerably. In today’s fast-paced world, a 30-year-old company is getting on in age and probably suffers from serious hardening of the arteries that can lead...

Feb 1, 2008
How to Life Hack: Time Management Tips
Jessica Werb

Overloaded with information? Constantly stressed over deadlines? Feel like you’re headed toward burnout? Hack your life with these time management tips. You could visit a life coach or hire a therapist, but in recent years young hipsters have begun following a...

Feb 1, 2008
Outsourcing: A Helping Hand
Jessica Werb

But outsourcing is no longer the exclusive domain of big multimillion-dollar companies. Nowadays anyone with an Internet connection can offload the most mundane of tasks halfway around the world, thanks to companies such as Brickwork India (b2kcorp.com) and Tasks Everyday (taskseveryday.com). Dan Lok, a Vancouver-based Internet consultant, runs Quick Turn Marketing...

Feb 1, 2008
Born Leader: Shawn Atleo
David Jordan

Shawn Atleo is a hereditary chief, politician and an entrepreneur. It’s ironic that when Shawn Atleo, B.C. regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, meets with BCBusiness it’s at a Tim Hortons near the corner of Georgia and Burrard streets.

Jan 25, 2008
Is Hollywood North Going South?
Tony Wanless

Recently all the talk in the industry, which directly and indirectly employs some 30,000 British Columbians, has been about the U.S. writers' strike and how it's impacting B.C. television production. But that's just a short term event masking more serious problems that could sink an industry that's become as much a part of the popular B.C. identity as our infamous BC Bud.

Jan 18, 2008
B.C. Hydro: Power to The People (Who Need It)
Tony Wanless

Umedaly is a veteran of the alternative energy industry, including a stint at Ballard Power and shepherding power conversion company Xantrex Technology for almost a decade. Now he's in charge of the province's biggest power producer. With his business and green background, Umedaly is the obvious choice to lead the BC...

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