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Mar 25, 2008
MBAs Online: Going the Distance
Peter Mitham

On every second Friday and Saturday, sales executive Daniel Watson leaves his wife and one-year-old daughter in Surrey for a boardroom in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre. There he joins 17 students locally and 46 others in similar settings across the country...

Mar 1, 2008
Doug Mason: Back in The Game
Peter Severinson

Mason, a stocky 60-year-old, earned both fame and infamy in B.C. in the ’90s when Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp., the hometown alt-beverage champion he founded and led, took shareholders for a few gut-wrenching falls in the market. He left the...

Mar 1, 2008
Sarah Morgan-Silvester: Port of Call
David Jordan

In a casual floor-length skirt and quilted vest, Sarah Morgan-Silvester is the picture of West Coast casual. Her unlined face framed by a simple bob, the youthful 48-year-old greets a visitor to her spacious waterfront office with a relaxed smile.

Mar 1, 2008
Help Wanted: B.C. Employers Reach Out to Foreign Workers
Brennan Clarke

At first glance, it seemed like a quick and easy fix for the Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s labour crunch. Faced with a staffing shortage of alarming proportions last fall, management at the five-star resort hotel launched an effort to import 80 temporary workers from the Philippines. The two-step process – a labour...

Mar 1, 2008
How a Gulf Island almost became home to B.C.'s first LNG plant
Ryan Stuart

Back in 2008, long before LNG became a soundbite, a few companies began quietly scouting locations for the province's first liquified natural gas plant. Here's the story of the plant that almost ended up in the Gulf Islands

Mar 1, 2008
Bob Rennie's Long Walk Home
Monte Paulsen

A walk through Vancouver with the King of Condos, Bob Rennie. Bob Rennie is standing on Richards Street. He has a white Starbucks cup in one hand and a BlackBerry in the other. The index finger of the bony hand wrapped around the paper cup is ticking like a metronome, pointing briefly to a lot across the street, then back to the aging house before us. “There were two old houses there,” Rennie says. “My aunt used to own one of those:...

Mar 1, 2008
Round Table: Industrial Revolution
BCBusiness D.B.

As Vancouver’s unrelenting real-estate story continues to hog headlines, now is a good time to step back, take a breath and ask a few big questions. How exactly did we get into this prolonged hot market? Where is it taking us? What are the consequences for B.C.’s economy? With the...

Mar 1, 2008
Putting the Eco in Economy
By Bryan Gallagher

After spending three years and $18,000 on my bachelor of business administration degree at SFU, I’ve only discussed a green economy for a total of one hour. I’m appalled. Canadian schools continue to teach that poisoned waters, fouled air, decimated...

Mar 1, 2008
Mastering Small Business: If You're Not Growing, You're Dying
Tony Wanless

Service businesses are typically feast or famine, and that’s especially true among the more creative services. But that hasn’t stopped thousands of dreamy entrepreneurs from leaping into their own businesses based on a particular skill or expertise. Unfortunately, many of these businesses are condemned to remain tiny and immature, unable to...

Mar 1, 2008
Migrations and Mortgages: Winging It
As told to Jessica Werb

I grew up in England, and at the age of 11 or 12 I joined a group in Hertfordshire to do bird banding. That’s where you catch birds using nets and attach numbered aluminum bands to their legs. The band allows each bird to be identified for the rest of...

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