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Dec 1, 2007
Crossroads: Nigel Murray
David Jordan

After nearly three years, the Fraser Health Authority has finally concluded its search to replace CEO Bob Smith, who vacated the position in February 2005. Looking at Nigel Murray’s resumé, it’s easy to see why it took so long.

Dec 1, 2007
How to Successfully Implement Business Initiatives
Tim Lewko

XYZ Company is a mid-sized technology manufacturer that has just begun implementing a quality initiative to increase productivity by eliminating defects and waste. The system is the latest fad in its industry, and management hopes to justify the high price...

Dec 1, 2007
Cybele Negris: Webnames.ca
Jessica Werb

That’s a gorgeous dress. Thank you! I bought it earlier this year from Holt Renfrew for about $500. I was nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards so I bought it for that event and ended up wearing it to the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year event as...

Dec 1, 2007
How to Beat Presenteeism
Jessica Werb

Are the hacks and sniffles that echo throughout your workplace hallways music to your ears? It’s hardly a mark of pride to have employees drag themselves to work, even when they feel (and look) like hell. In fact, according to numerous studies, “presenteeism” costs employers more than absenteeism, but how do you beat it?

Dec 1, 2007
Anna Wong: Celebrity Fit Club
Jessica Werb

“I’m tough, but I don’t have to be loud,” explains Wong, a Vancouver-based fitness trainer who has collected an enviable list of celebrity clients, including Hollywood actress Emmanuelle Vaugier (star of TV’s Supernatural), funnyman Keenen Ivory Wayans and up-and-coming actor...

Dec 1, 2007
Online Press 2.0
David Jordan

Concerned about the lack of diversity under increasingly concentrated media ownership, he started his own online journal, the Tyee (thetyee.ca). Having watched friends in the Bay Area burn through tens of millions of dollars launching Salon.com during the first wave...

Dec 1, 2007
John Demco: Master of Your Domain
Dave Watson

Once upon a time, a loose group of academic techies hooked computers into phone lines to see how far they could reach. They ended up creating the Internet. Vancouver’s John Demco – founder of the dot- ca domain – was one of them.

Dec 1, 2007
The Sustainable Tower of Babble
Jon Ferry

When Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan delivered his first “state of the city address” earlier this year, he picked just the right politically correct lingo with which to do it. Inevitably, given the green tinge of the times, he employed the...

Dec 1, 2007
Peak Hours: Jay MacArthur
As told to Jessica Werb

I’ve always been into the outdoors and I’ve been climbing mountains for 30 years. When I was 15, I was hiking and saw some people climbing up some steep rocks, and I thought that would be a neat thing to do. I took a climbing course the next year, and I’ve...

Dec 1, 2007
Tuned Up: Coastal Pacific Express Inc.
Dorothy Bartoszewski

I had imagined the trucking industry would be harried and bare-bones utilitarian. Had I badly misjudged? Lew Donald shakes his head. “No. Other trucking companies are nothing like this,” he says, refilling his coffee mug in the spacious drivers’ lounge, complete with its own Internet station where drivers can check...

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