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Sep 1, 2006
Asian Travel: Malaysian Malaise
John Lee

But as I prepare to throw myself at the door, the pilot’s clipped tones crackle overhead, announcing our descent into Kuala Lumpur. Triggering a scramble of activity from sleep-deprived passengers who’ve been in stasis too long – it’s like watching a cave full of uncoordinated grizzlies blundering out of hibernation...

Sep 1, 2006
BioLytical Labs: Star-studded Start-up
Jessica Werb

Where do you go for funding when you’re sitting on a biotech product that could help transform diagnostic procedures for one of the world’s most devastating viruses? When Richmond-based BioLytical Laboratories needed investors for its rapid HIV test, it looked...

Sep 1, 2006
Business Ethics Roundtable: Doing The Right Thing
BCBusiness D.B.

The phrase “business ethics” is like the word “sustainability.” Everyone agrees with the concept, but no one knows quite what it means or how it applies to day-to-day operations. BCBusiness sat down with a roundtable of experts to discuss the issue.

Sep 1, 2006
Canada's Softwood Lumber: Raw deal
Trevor Boddy

On August 16, 1812, U.S. General William Hull surrendered Fort Detroit, without firing a shot, to a much smaller force of British, Canadian and First Nations troops. It still stands as one of the most humiliating defeats in U.S. military...

Sep 1, 2006
How to Launch a Business... In Your Off-Hours
Jessica Werb

You’ve been harbouring fantasies of taking the leap and about to launch a business. Thing is, the idea of giving up the steady paycheque is making you hyperventilate. Relax. There’s no need to cut the office umbilical cord just yet. Here’s how you can get started in your off-hours.

Sep 1, 2006
Sam Sullivan: Vancouver's Passive-Aggressive Mayor
Frances Bula

Sam Sullivan is doing it again. He should be talking non-stop about what he’s achieving for the city and how he’s bringing everything under control and what he’s doing as a leader. And he is doing some of that, delivering...

Sep 1, 2006
David Black: Press Baron
David Jordan

David Black doesn’t fit the mould of the typical press baron. No knighthoods, no mansions in Florida, no London office towers. The soft-spoken UBC grad operates out of an office in Victoria, where he and his family have lived since moving from Williams Lake in 1985.

Sep 1, 2006
False Creek, Dubai
Trevor Brody

In a globalized world, goods move, capital flows, people travel, but cities stay put. Streets and buildings and seawalls are the ultimate fixed assets, each set on the map, locked into its own particular site. Or so I thought. Now...

Sep 1, 2006
Bob Elton: President and CEO, BC Hydro
David Jordan

BC Hydro has taken a lot of flak in recent years for failing to move quickly enough in a rapidly shifting energy market increasingly shaped by deregulation and privatization. No new major electricity generation projects have come online in B.C.

Sep 1, 2006
Workplace Relationships: Work it, Well
Vicki O’Brien

Like most office romances, it began innocently enough when Max hired Fran to work on his sales team. “It wasn’t an immediate attraction,” says the former sales manager of a Vancouver-based telecommunications firm, who now works as a consultant. “Fran...

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