Contents | July 2009
THE TOP 100
A look back at the year that was for B.C.’s biggest companies. How has the recession shaken things up?
• Private, Public & Crown Corporations
• Public Corporations
• Sector Highlights
• Performance Highlights
by Claude Adams
How the growing jade trade put B.C. front and centre in an exalted Chinese industry.
Never Say Quit
by Gary Mason
From crushing poverty to the pinnacle of power: the harrowing journey of VANOC’s Jack Poole.
Managed to Fail
by Tyee Bridge Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Too bad nobody told the DFO.
Out to Lunch
by Lucy Hyslop
Is the old-school business power lunch dead? Depends on whom you ask.
Beyond the Woods
by Brennan Clarke
When B.C.’s land-baron timber companies choose real estate over forestry, is it the end of an era?
Policy of Truth
by David Jordan
BC Housing boss Brenda Eaton has dominated the bureaucratic world – but swears she’d make a terrible politician.
The Kids Are Alright
by Cheri Hanson
How children’s bookstores are holding their own against a recession and big-box multinationals.
Up WIth People
by Frances Bula
Crowdsourcing is about opening up your business info to the masses. But how much is too much?
by Peter Kennedy
Behind the scenes at YVR baggage control. What last December’s storm can teach us about 2010.
To Catch a Thief
by Myles Murchison
Call it shrinkage or shoplifting – retail theft is a growing problem in this current economy. What some local businesses are doing about it.
Expat: Filomena Cusano in Rome
Inquiring Minds: Your most intense bonding experience (at work)
Need to Know: How to Play Hardball in Negotiations
Game Plan: Energy and improvisation can take a businessperson only so far
by Tony Wanless
Real Life: There’s a right and a wrong way to deal with tough times
by Bob Rennie
Tech Talk: The companies that make you say, "They’re from B.C.?"
by Brent Holliday
Big Ideas: When greening your company, first cut the consultant
by Nicole Stefenelli
Complaints Department: The question of false savings and financial symbolism
by Steve Burgess