It's not just Disneyland, it's the fact that corporations run the world now and individuals no longer matter. It's the mentality that your voice as a regular, non-famous, non-one-percenter, non-lobbyist human being means nothing when it comes to big, branded companies.
One of the downfall of many business and professional women is the "Superwoman Complex." Once you hang up the Superwoman cape and the Wonderwoman belt and recognize and accept this fact, your job will get a whole lot easier.
While voters will someday know how much non-profits including Dogwood Initiative spent during the election, as it stands it will forever remain a mystery how much oil giants such as Kinder Morgan have pumped into advertising during this year's municipal campaign.
While trolling parents might be concerned, marketers shouldn't be surprised by the drop in teen Facebook usage. After all, target audience behaviour is never set in stone. It's not the consumer's job to remain loyal, it's the business' job to keep up.
If you haven't spent money on these games, odds are you will pretty soon. Why? Because these innocently fun and entertaining programs are built on mountains of research of the mind's inner workings. These games know what makes us tick, and they know exactly how to get us to say yes.
The start-up, which is currently available only in San Francisco, feels equally motivated by the wedding industrial complex and a long night of flavored vodka: At its core, it's Uber for good-looking men you can order around.
Some might describe it as the genius of capitalism; the ability to adapt on the fly according to the circumstances. Hence the drive to technological fixes in alternative energy generation, storage, and distribution. While the existential threat to the species is a clear and present danger, capitalism's ability to adjust is subject only to the limitations of the human mind.
Last night in Toronto, a bunch of lawn-mowing, SUV-driving suburbanites got together with a bunch of bike-riding, latte-sipping downtown yuppies and elected John Tory mayor. So Toronto's great political divide, the City versus the Suburbs, has finally been conquered, right? Yes. And no. That is to say, it never really existed.
While seemingly daunting at first, asking for the business is a necessary occurrence if you are to grow and profit. You may not always hear "yes," but you won't know unless you ask. So what are you waiting for?
It's time for students to take control of their finances, and the first step in doing that is becoming more knowledgeable. Melissa Jarman, director of student banking at RBC, says there's a lot of work that needs to be done to improve financial knowledge.
Make conscious efforts to show consumers the good things you are doing. Demonstrate in tangible ways that your company is committed to doing good in the world. For example, if you're in the food service industry, don't automatically put a straw in a customer's drink.
Long waiting lists seem to have become a permanent feature of Canadian health care. But what are the effects of having to wait a long time for medical treatment? Is it just an annoyance, or are the consequences more serious?
If you adopt a marathon approach to money, it can allow you to take a more holistic look at your overall financial picture to see how decisions that you make in your 20s and 30s can impact your 40s, 50s and beyond.
Whether you lead a team of two or 2,000, it's likely you've noticed the value of hiring and retaining capable, self-motivated people. Yet it's all too common--and completely avoidable--that you inadvertently do little things that may de-motivate your "go to" people in big ways. Here are ten life-tested watch list items to make sure that as a leader, you're not making your best people care less.
I realized that while motherhood enriches my life in myriad ways, it was still just one piece of my fulfillment as a woman and mother. So around the time my daughter turned a year old, I started working from home.
If you are an entrepreneur, be proud to hold this title and live up to its name. Also understand that you are leading a long overdue generational shift across sectors and it will take some time before your path may be embraced by all. Don't let the resistance discourage you from your ambitions.
Whenever you feel stressed or anxious about your financial goals, take those breaths and just accept where you are. In finally accepting my own financial situation for what it is in this exact moment, I also aim to remove all the guilt from mistakes I made in the past and just move forward from where I am right now. I hope some of you can do the same.
The real question people are starting to ask: why pay for a lot of channels with so many commercials? CBC, which is now mostly funded by taxpayers, and any other network with a business model that can eliminate or at least reduce ads, can flourish in this new environment. That is, by giving viewers what they really want, programs, not commercials.
If beaten-up Canadian investors are looking to assign blame for the bruising suffered by their portfolios of late, they could do worse than point an accusatory finger at China. The resource super-cycle that drove valuations so much higher over the last decade is now hobbling along at a snail's pace and China is a big part of the reason why.