Danielle Egan

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Aug 10, 2018
How to create a happier workplace

BC Hydro and Power Authority’s materials management warehouse is the depot for every nut and bolt of the province’s power supply—from light switches to 40,000-pound spools of power line. When the Surrey facility faced shipment delays and staff morale issues...

Jun 23, 2016
How UBC behavioural scientist Robert Hare is keeping psychopaths out of the boardroom

Bernie Madoff. Bernie Ebbers. Dick Fuld. Martin Shkreli. Al “Chainsaw” Dunlap. Their names have become synonymous with remorseless greed, corruption, fraud and even a rare breed of ruthless predator known as the psychopath. They’ve laid waste to companies and wreaked havoc on people, from the penthouse to the retirement home.

Jul 4, 2012
Private Funding for Public Education

Enrolment at B.C. universities continues to climb while funding dwindles, yet campuses resemble construction sites as one trophy building after another rises. Who’s steering the direction of public post-secondary education in the province?

Jul 1, 2011
Carnie Knowledge in Canada

For more than 45 years, West Coast Amusements, 
a homegrown multi-generational travelling carnival business, has brought a pirate ship of fun to millions of thrill-seekers 
on its way to becoming the largest mobile 
midway outfit in Canada.

Jul 7, 2010
Watching Vancouver's Private Investigators

With economic crime on the upswing, private investigators are hotter than a Rolex in Times Square.
 Just don’t call them gumshoes. 10:27 a.m. “Discretion is the better part of valour,” says Scot Filer, the co-founder of Lions Gate Investigations Group, as he drives past the home of the “target” on a quiet street in a tony Vancouver suburb, turning around only after we’re out of eyesight. 

Apr 2, 2010
Invoke Media / HootSuite

Today everyone and their dogs are tweeting, with about 50 million tweets daily, and even the most conservative corporations recognize that social networking has revolutionized the way we do business. But way back in 2006, with early adopters often hearing crickets chirping, Ryan Holmes, president of Vancouver-based brand management agency...

Aug 5, 2009
Ghost in the Machine

Regulatory bodies in Canada and in the US have yet to create specific rules for contract research organizations. INSIDERS CALL them a necessary evil, spawned by an industry that has itself been cast as the devil. “I prefer to call us the...

Jan 1, 2009
D-Wave's Geordie Rose tackles quantum computing

I’m standing in front of a $70-million (and counting) machine named Dragon, which one day could be able to solve problems that would stymie even a universe-sized conventional computer slogging away for millennia. Or it could turn out to be...

Jul 2, 2008
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

“This could be bloody. How’s your stomach?” asks Mike Rose, ranch manager of Quilchena Cattle Co. Ltd., as we approach the red bull corseted by a steel cage and three cowboys in fringed chaps, smeared with blood.

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