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Dec 1, 2007
2007 Best Companies to Work for in B.C.
Jessica Werb

This year BCBusiness brings you the most in-depth ranking ever of the best companies to work for in B.C. Find out how a trucking company keeps its drivers revved up and why a gamer scores big with its breakdancing lunch hours.

Nov 30, 2007
Slideshow: Best Companies to Work for in B.C. 2007
BCBusiness D.B.

Winner of the Top Companies with Fewer Than 100 Employees category: Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. (GT Hiring Solutions), flanked by Peter Legge, president and publisher of BCBusiness magazine (left) and Tracy Tjaden, editor of BCBusiness magazine (right Photographs from the Best Companies to Work for in B.C. event held on November...

Nov 1, 2007
How to Close a Deal
Jessica Werb

Long gone are the days when being a salesperson automatically meant you had to grow a forked tongue and a pair of horns. Today’s world of sales is all about relationships and trust. Which is all well and good, but...

Nov 1, 2007
B.C. Inventors
Laura Morrison

(Note: based on submissions to BCBusiness) Yeast enhancement: Dr. Henry van Vuuren of UBC’s Wine Research Centre and First Ventures Technologies has discovered a type of “super” yeast capable of limiting the development of ethyl carbonate (urethane), the carcinogen found...

Nov 1, 2007
No Time for Tyrants
Christy Clark, Karin Kirkpatrick, Lisa Ryan

You’ll find it in figureheads, puppet masters, mediators and dictators. There’s no mistaking it: power. Once upon a time, it was easy to pinpoint; spot the loudest, proudest white man in a suit and you’d likely find an organization’s key decision maker. It’s not so simple anymore. Power has been divided and...

Nov 1, 2007
Corporate Board Games
David Jordan

It’s a hot September morning in downtown Vancouver. Heat shimmers off the pavement, the hot dog vendors at Robson Square are firing up their grills and the sidewalk terraces along Hornby Street are packed to bursting with late-season tourists and...

Oct 1, 2007
When to Let Go
Tony Wanless

In creativity methodology, there’s a brutal aphorism that describes part of the creative process. “Killing your babies” is the jettisoning of those favourite phrases that were the initial impetus for innovation but no longer serve their purpose. Sometimes organizations and...

Oct 1, 2007
How to Innovate
Jessica Werb

Mingle The Internet. The airplane. Sliced bread. How on earth did they do it? Truth is, mythical “Eureka!” moments have very little to do with great breakthroughs in innovation. In fact, creating something new and exciting has less to do...

Sep 1, 2007
Signing the Executive Stars
Tony Wanless

Despite a common belief among many of these start-ups, it’s not the whiz-bang product or the graphics-laden business plan that attracts capital. It’s a management team that has the experience and ability to execute on the company’s strategy to build...

Aug 12, 2007
Vancouver Innovation: Comfortably Numb
Tony Wanless

While it's a good idea that I encourage, one observation I’ll make is that many of the ideas I’ve seen so far weren't really very innovative. Sure, some did familiar things in different ways, but there didn't seem to be many breakthrough visions. Nobody I’ve met was really breaking any...

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