Lisa Nguyen

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Apr 12, 2011
Video: Live from the 2011 Innovators Gala

Competition was tight for this year's Top Innovators in B.C. Awards, as presented by BCBusiness. It is our third annual celebration of all things innovative in B.C. – full list of the winners here – and It took inspiration and...

Mar 3, 2011
10 Best Canadian Albums Since 1990

A continuation of our Best & Worst Canadian Music Ever rankings, BCBusiness tracks Canadian music from the 1990s to the present day, taking us from the dorkily ironic Barenaked Ladies to the indie-pop of Feist. Below you'll find unforgettable albums...

Jul 15, 2010
Video: Live from the Top 100

It was another afternoon of success at the 2010 BCBusiness Top 100 Companies in B.C. luncheon, held at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The gala accompanies the largest issue of the year for BCBusiness – this year a Canadian-record 316 pages. This year, after delicious edibles, guests were treated to a rousing...

Mar 2, 2009
Video: Olympic Sentiment

For better viewing, click the "full screen" button at bottom right. As Frances Bula writes this month, the Olympics are coming to town – and, love them or hate them, you're not likely to change your mind about them. But is this really true? We know that, since the Vancouver's...

Mar 1, 2009
Olympic Debt Left Over

It's likely the sentiments are similar in London, where they're already reporting a cost of £9-billion, almost four times the initial figure of £2.35-billion for the 2012 Summer Olympics. They're now planning to slash spending by downgrading the £400-million...

Feb 10, 2009
Video: Lisa Goes to Blo Vancouver

Lisa Nguyen goes to Blo Vancouver and gets a 'do called Sex, Hugs and Rock & Roll. Alison McLaughlin writes in February about the economics of luxury, a peer inside the Blo Blow Dry Bar. In her piece, the implicit question is: In a tumbling economy, can you rely on women (and some men, or "blo bros," as they're known) to spend 30 bucks on a blow dry?

Nov 4, 2008
CEO Demographic Rundown

Executive Cash Flow By 12:13 pm, January 1, 2007, Canada’s top paid corporate executives had already pocketed as much as a minimum wage worker will earn in all of 2007. (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Jan. 2007) Highest paid Male Executive in B.C. 2007 is Canaccord Capital Inc. President and CEO, Paul Reynolds, with a total compensation of $11,207,392 – just over $30-thousand daily. (Business in Vancouver)

Nov 4, 2008
Hollywood North

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...

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