Maged Sedky

Recent Posts on BCBusiness

Nov 4, 2009
Chris Zimmerman Moves On

This past August, Chris Zimmerman announced his resignation as president and CEO of the Vancouver Canucks, citing family reasons and not much else. Zimmerman is known as a branding man, the marketer responsible for putting Nike Golf in a position to compete with the likes of 
Callaway Golf Co., and the man who brought together the Nike and Bauer brands (as president and CEO of Nike Bauer Hockey). He’s back on his New Hampshire homestead now, but only just. 

Nov 4, 2009
The Art of Coffee Tasting

What's the difference between an 85- and a 90-point cup of coffee? Inside the morning ritual of "the missionary," a Vancouver coffee taster. His colleagues in the world of coffee refer to him as “the missionary.” “It’s apropos,” says Aaron De...

Nov 4, 2009
Calculated Losses: How to Effectively Downsize

Software that helps you effectively downsize. For the CEO who has everything, now there’s a software program that promises to take the guesswork out of downsizing. The logic behind Vancouver-based Octothorpe Software Corp.’s Amadeus.SRA “talent management” software is straightforward: in an organization of 500 employees, it would be easy to find three poor performers to let go, but with a staff of 20, losing the wrong three people could paralyze the company.

Oct 9, 2009
The 2009 Runners Up

Family Business CEO, ABC Recycling Ltd. What began as a scrap-peddling business in 1912 has since passed through the hands of four generations of the Yochlowitz family. David Yochlowitz took over as CEO in 2000, having already spent 12 years with ABC. He overcame the challenges that were dogging the company when he joined by returning to the values that his grandparents had instilled in their children and business. “Everything we do has a long-term outlook,” says Yochlowitz, “and everything we do...

Sep 2, 2009
How to Nurture a Star Employee

How to keep the franchise player without alienating the franchise. All the world loves a star, regardless of whether it’s an athlete or an employee. But in the shadow of stardom lurks resentment, and a good manager must know how to...

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