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Nov 4, 2008
Leading Indicators: B.C. Corporate Leaders
Vicki O’Brien

As the baby boom generation of corporate leaders rides off into the sunset, there is mounting evidence that the businesses they leave behind are facing a serious leadership shortage. A recent survey by UBC’s Sauder School of Business of 40 B.C.-based CEOs – each leading a company with annual revenues...

Nov 4, 2008
The Zen of Andrea Eng
Lucy Hyslop

I am “omming” with Andrea Eng, who has invited me to join her at a busy Kitsilano yoga studio. While tackling the downward dog, fire hydrant and cobra poses, we are supposed to be seeking our “higher truths.” My mind...

Nov 4, 2008
Liquor Retailers: Off the Wagon
Peter Mitham

Walking into the Penticton Plaza liquor store – one of the so-called Signature stores that mark the forward-looking direction of B.C.’s government-run liquor stores – my visitor from New Brunswick is anxious for a beer. The temperature outside is approaching 35 degrees Celsius, and warnings that a cold beer might...

Nov 4, 2008
The Poll Position: Angus Reid
David Jordan

For most people, selling the business you created from scratch for $100 million would be a pretty decent exit strategy. For Angus Reid, it only marked a brief time out before revving up for Round 2. Eight years after selling the Angus Reid Group to France’s Ipsos SA, today Reid is...

Nov 4, 2008
Historic Surrey
D Yip

As Surrey continues to make headlines as a sprawling suburban centre, on pace to overtake Vancouver as the most populated city in the province in the next fifteen years, let’s take a quick glance at the history of the fast-booming city. British Columbia was proclaimed a British colony on November...

Nov 4, 2008
Hollywood North
Lisa Nguyen

The razzle-dazzle of Hollywood began seeping north in the late 1960s, with the $500,000 budget studio film That Cold Day in the Park, starring the long forgotten Sandy Dennis and Michael Burns. Now, nearly four decades later, there's little that's forgettable...

Nov 4, 2008
The Social Media Challenge
by Mary Lynn Young

B.C. is becoming an incubator for emerging forms of journalism. From NowPublic, one of the largest participatory news networks worldwide, to independent online news sites such as TheTyee.ca, Vancouver-based companies are finding new ways to communicate with audiences in a digital environment. The big question is, who will pay for...

Nov 4, 2008
Economic Crisis? What Crisis?
Bob Rennie

We’ve all seen the newsreel by now. John and Hillary Smith, standing in the driveway in front of their new Hummer, crying how unfair it all is that they’re losing their home, car and credit. They bought with a “No Decs No Docs” mortgage – a mortgage approved in America...

Nov 4, 2008
The Cheap Guy Rides Again
Tony Wanless

In another movie, I wrote a newspaper column called The Cheap Guy , which advocated that we all get off the spending merry-go-round and bring simplicity and frugality into our lives. This frugality movement had an interesting, almost cult-like, run. We lived – some of us still do – by...

Nov 4, 2008
Jim Green
by Peter Severinson

The Queen Charlotte Islands may be far from the clamour and chaos of Vancouver, where Jim Green ran for mayor against Sam Sullivan in 2005, but Green’s new job as CEO of the Misty Isles Economic Development Society offers a familiar mix of social and economic obstacles with which to...

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