Contents | October 2014


Entrepreneur of the Year

Twenty-one years on, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards never fail to surprise—and inspire. From mining to manufacturing to hospitality, these are the stories of B.C.'s most innovative business people.
by Brenda Bouw, Melissa Edwards, Kristen Hilderman, Trevor Melanson, Matt O'Grady and Jacob Parry


Passage from India

This month, Vancouver restaurateur Vikram Vij becomes the latest addition on CBC's popular business show Dragons' Den. But Canada's leading evangelist for Indian cuisine is a success three decades in the making.
by Nikki Bayley

To Die For

A decadent corporate lifestyle is killing B.C. men at an alarming rate. What are employees—and employers—willing to do about it?
by Roberta Staley



Vancouver has become a way station for global tech giants like Twitter and Facebook attracted to, among other good things, the fact that it's easy to get a visa to work here. How much longer we'll have this advantage is another matter.

ENERGYJessica McDonald

BC Hydro's new CEO doesn't have a lot of experience running big energy utilities—she has none—but what Jessica McDonald does have is a finely tuned political nose, honed from two decades in the public service. And boy will she need it.
by Matt O'Grady

FINANCEB.C.'s Fair Share

How much money can B.C. really expect to bring in from a new LNG tax? We consider the options.
by Jacob Parry

MEDIAAgainst the Current

Vancouver's Plenty of Fish used to be the big fish in the online dating pond. Now, with the rise of smartphone dating apps, the water's a bit murkier.


TRADE Ready to take the leap and go global? Read our expert advice first to ensure your business swims, not sinks.

VISUAL LEARNING How to share office space (Tip No. 1: Mark your territory with cologne!).

ASIA Doing business in Hong Kong.

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