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Lucy Hyslop

Recent Posts on BCBusiness - Page 3

Oct 25, 2016
Infrastructure guru Jane Bird on lessons learned from Canada Line

She may have a reputation for tackling some of the most significant infrastructure projects in the province, but Jane Bird believes she’s an even greater heavy-metal fan than her peers actually realize. Bird—a lawyer by training—is the former CEO of Canada...

Oct 5, 2016
Developer Jon Stovell has an order for Vancouver: grow up, already!

When developer Jon Stovell launches into a gentle tirade about housing in Vancouver, he’s not afraid to take a broader swipe at society, to boot. “Our egocentric world,” declares the president of Gastown-based Reliance Properties Ltd. (and 2016-18 chair of the...

Jul 19, 2016
Capilano suspension bridge CEO is a detail freak—and proud of it

Nancy Stibbard knows she’s a “detail freak,” and she’s proud of it. The owner and CEO of the 450-employee tourism outfit Capilano Group—which includes Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, the Stanley Park Pavilion and Prospect Point, among others—is talking about studying everything to a forensic degree. Her obsessive nature can be...

Jun 27, 2016
Catching up with Indochino co-founder Kyle Vucko

Kyle Vucko went from having a “100 per cent consumed mental bandwidth” as CEO of the 200-employee-strong company he started nearly a decade ago to a completely blank schedule—and it’s clearly suiting him just fine. Just 30, the wunderkind co-founder of Vancouver-headquartered Indochino—the omni-commerce apparel company that recently landed a $42-million...

Apr 22, 2016
Developer Ryan Beedie on what motivates him

Real estate scion Ryan Beedie is in a confessional mood this afternoon. Amid talk about his latest developments—including the much-touted new Mountain Equipment Co-op building (which, notably, added commercial rather than residential space close to downtown Vancouver)—our conversation seems freighted with a dissection of his own character and leadership of Beedie Development Group (BDG), the billion-dollar...

Apr 11, 2016
Meet the woman who made Vancouver's Lush a cosmetics powerhouse

Karen Delaney-Wolverton enjoys getting naked for work—whether wearing only an apron to serve customers in a campaign against unnecessary packaging or doused in red paint, wearing just underwear, at a seal hunt protest outside one of the Lush stores she owns with financier husband Mark Wolverton. “We’ve done a lot of...

Mar 3, 2016
Why developer Rob Macdonald and Vancouver don't mix

Querying—even in jest—one’s own intelligence is quite the opening gambit from a business leader. For veteran developer Rob Macdonald, the unexpected quip centres on years of his well-documented kvetching at Vancouver’s ruling Vision Party and his perceived inability to develop in the city. “Maybe I’m just stupid,” the owner and president of...

Feb 10, 2016
UrtheCast's Scott Larson proves a B.C. startup can make it in space

Surrounded by rocket scientists and PhD graduates, Scott Larson believes he wouldn’t have been on the UrtheCast Corp. payroll if he weren’t the co-founder. “There’s no way I would get a job now—at any level,” he says over aburi sushi at Miku restaurant near the Coal Harbour HQ of the...

Jan 25, 2016
Why wellness in the workplace is more essential than ever

Have you put aside pressing work to scribble in your gratitude journal? Or omm-ed your way through a meditation-and-yoga class to channel your inner Deepak Chopra before a marathon board meeting? Thanks perhaps to the proliferation of TED talks on happiness, B.C. is seeing a surge in mental well-being percolate through the...

Jan 11, 2016
Lunch With Sauder School of Business professor James Tansey

From hanging with pot-smoking celebrities to attending heavy-metal concerts, UBC Sauder School of Business professor and social entrepreneur James Tansey seems far more rock ’n’ roll than your typical academic. With apologies for slight deafness from seeing AC/DC the night before, the Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing’s executive director and CEO...

Dec 8, 2015
Market by Jean-Georges starts fresh with Chef Ken Nakano

Jean-Georges Vongerichten tipped his three-star Michelin chef’s hat to his first restaurant in Canada in 2009, but Market by Jean-Georges has undergone some subtle yet notable changes of late. The Shangri-La Hotel’s restaurant—a high-octane vision of gold columns and velvet banquettes—now has a more generous dollop of B.C. flavours, thanks...

Dec 8, 2015
Drew Green replaces Kyle Vucko as Indochino CEO

After nearly a decade at the helm of Indochino, Victoria native Kyle Vucko is stepping down as CEO to make way for retail and Internet veteran Drew Green. Vucko, a 2014 BCBusiness 30 Under 30 award winner, started the online apparel company in 2007 with his University of Victoria business program...

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