Eric Quon-Lee


It's Harder Than Ever for MBA Candidates to Succeed

Eric Quon-Lee | September 19, 2014 | Canada Business
It's the dream of every MBA candidate who registers to a prestigious MBA school. A coveted position in investment banking or consulting, with a salary only heard of in the movies. While this reality does occur for a small percentage of MBA candidates, the reality is far different since the overall economic and MBA dynamics have changed.
Jordan Cieciwa


The Way Most Workplaces Encourage Exercise Is Wrong

Jordan Cieciwa | September 19, 2014 | Canada Living
Start creating cultures and communities in your workplace that support active living. Doesn't need to be the gym life, it needs to be simple happy movement. Sneak it in, offer programs and ideas that are activity based. Have fun, bring in some puppies or food-based days that people don't even realize is healthy.
Merran Smith


Why the U.S. Energy Secretary Just Got Around to Visiting Canada Now

Merran Smith | September 19, 2014 | Canada Politics
Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz kicks off his first visit Canada. It's a bit of a head-scratcher that it has taken the secretary this long to pop over to the neighbours, given the amount of trade between our nations. But then again, as of late the cross-border energy conversation has been getting a bit, well, awkward.
Steve Lafleur


If Governments Aren't Wasting Money, They're Doing it Wrong

Steve Lafleur | September 19, 2014 | Canada Politics
Tales of government waste make for excellent news headlines. Bev Oda's infamous $16 orange juice probably got more media attention than the $45 billion F35 procurement debacle. Part of the reason is that people understand the value and cost of orange juice. Rather than focusing on waste, analysts and the media should instead focus on getting more value for money from governments. We need to pay less attention to tens of dollars and more attention to billions.
Peter Harris

The Biggest Mistake That Job Seekers Make

Peter Harris | September 18, 2014 | Canada Business
Look the employer up online. Read their website. See if they are mentioned in articles on other sites or in news stories. Talk to people in your network who may have company or industry knowledge. Think about what the future of the industry is and what the challenges of the job might be.
Peter Hall


Why Businesses Should Always Be Asking "What's Next?"

Peter Hall | September 18, 2014 | Canada Business
The recent explosion of computing and communication capability now makes it possible for doctors to perform complex surgery remotely, using high-definition imagery and sophisticated robotics. The financial industry never sleeps. The bottom line? Services will become increasingly prominent in international trade flows.
Global Shapers Community Ottawa

When it Comes to the Arctic, Canada Is Unprepared

Global Shapers Community Ottawa | September 18, 2014 | Canada Business
Years of underfunding have left Canada's Coast Guard woefully unprepared to fulfill its increasing responsibilities in the Arctic. Thinning sea ice is creating new economic opportunities in the North, including resource development and rising shipping traffic.
Andrea E. Bolger

5 Traits That Make a Social Entrepreneur Successful

Andrea E. Bolger | September 18, 2014 | Canada Business
We often think that social businesses have to sacrifice profit and growth for the greater good. But our research found that many social entrepreneurs are building high growth businesses that deliver social and environmental returns.
Evan Thompson


Why Bosses and Employees Shouldn't Be Friends

Evan Thompson | September 17, 2014 | Canada Business
Business is global and more competitive than before and managers' loyalty is to the bottom line (and their bonuses). When spending 10 or more hours together in the workplace, relationships (romantic and otherwise) are bound to result. So, here are 10 reasons why a boss/employee relationship is not a good ide.
Cody Battershill


What Naomi Klein Needs To Understand About Alberta vs. Other Oil Jurisdictions

Cody Battershill | September 17, 2014 | Canada Alberta
There's something about a new Naomi Klein book that always seems to attract a lot of attention. And not just from middle-of-the-road Western Canadians like myself who work hard for a living and enjoy the beautiful, natural settings where we live, work and raise our families. No, Klein even seems to attract the ire of -- you guessed it -- "big environmentalism." It's a credit to her proven ability to lay out the controversial argument. People love that.
Nick Fillmore


The UN Climate Summit Will Benefit Corporations

Nick Fillmore | September 17, 2014 | Canada Politics
The expensive, one-day summit -- corporations are picking up a lot of the cost -- will be a self-serving exercise for both the UN and the corporations. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will issue meaningless platitudes. The invited government representatives will denounce global warming in general ways. And as usual, the culprits -- the air-choking corporations -- will not be named.
Linda A. Franklin

How Can Canada Help the Unemployed? Focus on Colleges

Linda A. Franklin | September 17, 2014 | Canada Business
With youth unemployment and underemployment remaining at stubbornly high levels, Canada must build on the success of its college system. In Ontario, one of the most significant changes that government can make is to expand the range of career-specific degree programs at colleges.
Bob Stammers


40 Year-Old Retirement Fund Virgin? Time to Get in on the Action

Bob Stammers | September 17, 2014 | Canada Business
Let's face it: many people work better on a deadline. This is the same mindset that leads perfectly reasonable adults to the conclusion that saving for retirement can wait until tomorrow, until they get a raise or have taken the next vacation, or until they turn 30, 35 or 40. If you are approaching 40 and have procrastinated, it's time for a gut check.
Dianne Saxe


Why These Beekeepers Filed a Class-Action Lawsuit

Dianne Saxe | September 17, 2014 | Canada Impact
Last week, Canadian beekeepers filed a class action lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court (Windsor) against two massive chemical companies, Bayer AG and Syngenta AG, for over $400 million in losses allegedly caused by neonicotinoid pesticides to Ontario bees. This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm to bees caused by these widely used pesticides.
Terrance Oakey


How a Public Tendering System Will Cut Down Waste and Corruption

Terrance Oakey | September 16, 2014 | Canada Business
Allowing for more competition in public procurement would free up millions that could be reinvested in badly needed infrastructure projects and greatly reduce the risk of corruption inherent in a process that restricts bidding to a privileged few. Let the debate start now.
Michel Kelly-Gagnon


Don't Believe the Alarmist Talk About Forests

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | September 16, 2014 | Canada Business
Environmentalists paint a dire picture of our forests, whereas in fact, as my colleagues Jasmin Guénette and Pierre Desrochers recently demonstrated, they're actually doing rather well.
Leah Eichler


Be Kind When You Quit Your Job, You Just Might End Up Back There

Leah Eichler | September 16, 2014 | Canada Business
Leaving a job can often feel like a breakup. But what if that breakup is only a temporary? For many it is, and a study published this summer in Personnel Psychology, shows that "boomerang" employees, or workers who return to a company after leaving voluntarily, can comprise about 10 to 20 per cent of an organization's new hires.
Bill Bogart

Why Mexico's Ban on Advertising Food to Kids Might Not Work

Bill Bogart | September 16, 2014 | Canada Business
This summer Mexico put in place a ban of food advertising to children. The target is junk. Restricting advertising to children is good policy as one part of efforts to have our kids eat nutritiously right from the start. However, in this increasingly interconnected world it is harder and harder for any one society to effectively constrain such promotions.
Adam Moscoe


Shape Europe: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Pastries in Portugal

Adam Moscoe | September 15, 2014 | Canada Business
After attending the action-packed SHAPE North America in Detroit in June, I thought I knew what to expect when I arrived in Portugal's flavourful, festive capital. I expected that I would meet local agents of social change in Lisbon -- chief among them, the members of the Global Shapers Hub.
Andy Nulman


What I Learned This Week: Family Doesn't Always Come First

Andy Nulman | September 15, 2014 | Canada Business
"Family always wins...but doesn't always come first." Whatever decision has to be made, it should be with the ultimate goal of doing right by your family. And sometimes that means taking a tougher decision with a long-term view instead of an easier short-term, unequivocal yes.
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