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Apr 7, 2009
Video: The Innovative Near Misses
BCBusiness D.B.

For better viewing, click the "full screen" button at bottom right. BCBusiness assistant editor Peter Severinson was the driving force and the chief organizer behind this month's Innovators issue. In this video, Peter talks about who made the list, who didn't, why, the organizations he'd hoped for, but who were ultimately...

Apr 7, 2009
Video: Expert Insights into Innovation
BCBusiness D.B.

For better viewing, click the "full screen" button at bottom right. This month, the BCBusiness editors chose the province's ten most innovative companies. Along the way, they got some much-needed expert opinion from the investment and venture capital communities. In this video, you'll see four of those experts share their thoughts...

Apr 6, 2009
Lights. Camera. De-industrialize!
Tony Wanless

And that's just the beginning. Apparently it plans to eventually have only 20 core employees and 100 contractors, which would actually make it larger than it was before the recent “cut”. Of course, many are moaning about this “layoff”. The press chalks it up to the tally of jobs lost due...

Apr 3, 2009
The Tyee | Lululemon
BCBusiness Editors and Jeffrey Bichard

You could trace David Beers’s decision to start The Tyee website – B.C.’s groundbreaking online news magazine – back to October 15, 2001. That’s the day he was fired from his column-writing gig at the Vancouver Sun. Or you could...

Apr 3, 2009
Westport Innovations | Tekmira
BCBusiness Editors and Jeffrey Bichard

There are different categories of innovation. Some are revolutionary; some not. Westport Innovations Inc. is not a revolutionary innovator. Its business is lessening the quantity and impact of what spews out the exhaust pipes of vehicles with big diesel engines. While the company can’t radically transform the existing transport model...

Apr 3, 2009
Day4 Energy | Bycast
BCBusiness Editors and Jeffrey Bichard

Software developed by a small Vancouver company is being trusted to handle millions of critical medical images around the world, in products marketed by computing giants such as IBM Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Development Co. LP (HP). But that’s really just a taste of what makes this product impressive. Bycast Inc. –...

Apr 3, 2009
Vancity | BuildDirect
BCBusiness Editors and Jeffrey Bichard

The first financial institution in Canada to give loans to women without male co-signers and the first in Canada to offer a daily interest account, Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity) has made social change a part of the bottom...

Apr 3, 2009
MDA | AbeBooks
BCBusiness Editors and Jeffrey Bichard

For all the top-level technology that has come out of MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) over the decades – in satellite operations, imaging, robotics, computing and other areas – the company’s success in converting its business model stands out as possibly its greatest innovation. The early MDA was focused on...

Apr 3, 2009
History's Ten Greatest Innovations
BCBusiness

The world's greatest innovators and their indispensable inventions. Our choices are taken from the vast plain of time. These top innovations made the list based on how they changed the way people looked at the world and the way we've lived our lives. 10. Heliocentricism

Apr 2, 2009
A Eulogy for Bob Erlam, Northern Giant
Tony Wanless

Let’s put aside the usual blog rancor and salute a pioneer, the kind of business person who made Northern BC and the Yukon the dynamic and sometimes crazy places they are today. Bob Erlam, who died in Cobble Hill March 26, was the publisher of the Whitehorse Star for 35...

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