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Oct 1, 2007
Wade Davis
David Jordan

Although he’s been known to chow down on termites, Wade Davis contents himself with a plain bagel and a cup of coffee when we meet at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport hotel early one morning this past July. Click here to listen an audio clip of Wade Davis' interview.

Oct 1, 2007
Facebook and Business
Ian MacNeill

Keeping up with the Facebook may not be at the top of your to-do list, but your business could well depend on it. Companies across the globe are suddenly finding themselves with a presence on Facebook, where customers – not employees – are crafting their public image.  

Oct 1, 2007
Brace for a Hydro Shock
by John Calvert

While the B.C. government is extensively promoting the benefits of its “green” private power agenda, BC Hydro customers – including businesses across the province – should get ready for a major sticker shock in the coming years. The era of cheap, publicly owned hydro is rapidly coming to an end.

Oct 1, 2007
Tamara Vrooman
David Jordan

Public service is the only career Vrooman has ever known; she went directly from a master’s degree in history at the University of Victoria to a co-op position with the provincial government and never looked back. Her rise through the ranks included stops at the Ministry of Health and the...

Oct 1, 2007
Marc Baril: Score a Living
Jessica Werb

In an office filled with state-of-the-art speakers, mixing boards, computers and keyboards, the Quebec-raised Baril reminisces about his early twenties. He describes settling in Vancouver after an ill-advised jaunt to Australia and Thailand, where he fell victim to a scam that left him penniless. “I was 23,” he recalls. “I...

Oct 1, 2007
When to Let Go
Tony Wanless

In creativity methodology, there’s a brutal aphorism that describes part of the creative process. “Killing your babies” is the jettisoning of those favourite phrases that were the initial impetus for innovation but no longer serve their purpose. Sometimes organizations and...

Oct 1, 2007
The Great Bear Market
Andrew Findlay

The Great Bear Rainforest is being trumpeted as a model of modern conservation that will bring business, environmentalists and First Nations together. But we’re not the only ones with a stake in its success; big U.S. non-profits have a major say in what happens on B.C.’s forest floor.

Oct 1, 2007
How to Innovate
Jessica Werb

Mingle The Internet. The airplane. Sliced bread. How on earth did they do it? Truth is, mythical “Eureka!” moments have very little to do with great breakthroughs in innovation. In fact, creating something new and exciting has less to do...

Oct 1, 2007
Cross Border Drug Trade
Claudia Cornwall

“It drops, flatlines, drops, flatlines,” says Ankur Arora, vice-chair of the International Pharmacy Association of B.C. It’s a graph no business person likes to see: a gut-wrenching slide in revenues. From more than $400 million in 2005, B.C. pharmacies exporting...

Oct 1, 2007
BCSC Rules: Trade Secrets
David Baines

Under BCSC rules, all publicly traded companies that privately sell shares or issue options must file a form – known as a Form 20 – listing the names and addresses of all purchasers and optionees. Until April 2003, those forms were publicly available, either in hard copy at the commission office or electronically on the BCSC website.

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