Steve Jobs

What I Learned This Week -- The Most Important Thing for Artists to Create

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

A decade ago, I composed a foreword to a book called "Business Skills for Creative Souls." A corporate primer for artistic types put out by Montreal'...

Why RIM Never Really Understood What a Blackberry Was

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy

Too many people at RIM thought, and still think to this day, that a Blackberry was about security in communications and a whole host of other features and benefits. This is a classic case of looking at a product from an engineering standpoint rather than a psychological one. Unlike RIM, Steve Jobs era Apple has always understood exactly what people are buying.

To Find Future Jobs You Have to Look Back

Paul Barter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Similarly, before your career or your company is disrupted by aggressive new start-ups or the convergence of dominant players from adjacent industries, you should probably look around the table. Don't just look for opportunities in your existing industry.

Apple Dips into the Fashion World

Jon Packer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

Apple announced this week that they have hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to lead all aspects of their retail business, including online. No surprise that designers from Karl Largerfeld to Kate Spade have created smartphone accessories to tap into the tech market, but Apple's high profile hires tell us something else.

Apple iTunes Doesn't Sell Porn, And Neither Should Shaw

Bill Haines | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

We can have freedom of speech and still have a family friendly society by realizing that freedom of speech never meant freedom of pictures that betray the goodness of women and children. We would not need government internet filtering, like is proposed now in England.

Mad Men Doomed to Repeat History

Paul Barter | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada
Paul Barter

To understand the huge advertising and marketing communications merger this week between Omnicom and Publicis, one need only look back eight years to ...

There's No Age Limit on Bullying

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Diane Weber Bederman

There is no age limit on bullying. Winston Churchill wrote: "You have enemies? Good. That means you have stood up for something in your life." Bullies don't stand up for anything. They tear down. They covet. They do that to fill their empty spaces while those who are bullied are seeking something and often that something is different from the every day.

Technology is a Tiger: Powerful, but Dangerous

Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui

I think it's time to tame the tiger. Not the tawny, majestic creature that stalks the Indian jungle. The tech tiger, the wizard, the miracle, conceived in-vitro by geeky young scientists and bred in captivity by dotcom wunderkinds. I like technology. But in our headlong rush to seize its potential, we've grown heedless of its dangers.

What Leaders Can Learn From Margaret Thatcher

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Andreas Souvaliotis

Thatcher was determined, driven, uncompromising, single-minded, outspoken, stubborn, intolerant, sharp, quick and unquestionably capable of evoking only intense emotions among her friends and enemies. And that's exactly why she was one of the greatest leaders of the past century.

The Difference Between Invention and Innovation

Martin Lavoie | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Business
Martin Lavoie

The OECD recently released a study showing Canada is among the leaders in public research and patents filed by academics -- great news. Licensing patents is as much important as developing them. Like most people, I use to assimilate invention with innovation. Two weeks ago, I watched a documentary on Steve Jobs, and finally, I understood the difference between the two. Even Steve Jobs couldn't have built an innovative computer mouse without a license.

How to Recover Your Personal Brand After a Failure

Karen Wensley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Business
Karen Wensley

A personal branding strategy is built around success. Knowing what you're good at, articulating the value you can deliver, and getting recognized for that value are the three key elements in creating a brand. But we all fail from time to time. The project is delivered late, the client selects a different supplier, the product launch flops. How do you, and your personal brand, recover? Here are some suggestions.

Is Apple's Culture of Secrecy a Liability? Five Ways to Transparency

David Gebler | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Business
David Gebler

Many industry experts speculate whether CEO Tim Cook can equal Jobs in taking Apple into the future. But maybe that's the wrong topic to be mulling over. The real issue seems to be whether Apple's high-performing but secrecy-riddled culture needs an overhaul. Here's how Apple can get the transparency it desperately needs.

Apple, Have a Heart -- It's Time to Give Back

Daniel Baylis | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Impact
Daniel Baylis

The new iPhone has arrived. And those who worship at the altar of Apple are salivating. But where does the company exist in the hearts of the consumers of technology? Other leading tech-centred brands are turning profits and making tangible commitments to the greater world. I don't want to hear any more excuses -- it's time to place cause at the core of business.

The Guilt Grind -- And Why I Love Every Minute of It!

Hessie Jones | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Business
Hessie Jones

I've left respectable jobs to venture out into the unknown; to figure out whether this new "thing" would make it. I've put my marriage on the line a few times to tackle new challenges. So far I've come out unscathed, but just barely. And while I try to make every soccer practice, hockey game, school play or choir, there have been many times I've had to make the disheartening decision to choose this "path" over family.

Marissa Mayer Seems Nice, But Yahoo Has No Future

Gerald McEachern | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Business
Gerald McEachern

Yahoo is under new management, and according to the business media this week it's up to talented Marissa Mayer to "pull a Steve Jobs" to turn around the company. But today Google still dominates the search engine category, the Huffington Post corners content, and Yahoo dominates, well, nothing. So, sorry, Yahoo. I just don't get why we'd need you any more.

No Steve Jobs Action Figure For You

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Business

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The company that began advertising for an incredibly lifelike Steve Jobs doll won't sell the figurines after all because of pressur...

The Five Business Books That Shaped 2011

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

A few years back, I set a personal goal of reading one book per week. Blog posts are great. So are Twitter, online newspapers and magazines and the occasional podcast, but if you really want to deep-dive into a topic, you have to read a well-written book about the topic that interests you.

Why Is Jonathan Sacks Fighting Progress?

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

Last week, the chief rabbi of Britain decried the late Steve Jobs, specifically consumerist society. Of all Orthodox rabbis, he is the one who is supposed to understand the intrinsic value of an iPad, because that device, and the consumerist culture that ultimately begat it, represents choice and the prospect of greater knowledge.

Is PowerPoint Making Us Stupid?

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

How many numbing slides have you had to endure of pie charts or ones littered with hundreds of words? PowerPoint is probably one of the last media frontiers that we need to take a serious look at, implode and re-invent.

Sunday Roundup

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

We Canadians have much to be thankful for today --not least for the relative stability of our economy has so far maintained amidst the steadily worsening global storm. It's no wonder, then, that Forbes magazine declared Canada the number one country in the world with which to do business, a fact celebrated by our blogger, David Gratzer. I will be celebrating the holiday with my family out in our little cottage in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Out in the county, pretty much everything we eat is grown within a 20-mile radius. If you have not tried this sort of produce, I urge you to follow the advice of our new contributor, Malcolm Jolley, and do so. You'll never go back to an imported waxy January tomato again. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Five Business Lessons From Steve Jobs

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada
Kevin O'Leary

A lot of people have said a lot of great things about Steve Jobs. And for good reason: he built the world's second-most valuable company, with billions in profits and products that have improved every aspect of our lives. But Steve didn't get there by being a soft, fluffy, Kumbaya-type leader.

10 Things I've Learned From Steve Jobs

Josh Bowman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Josh Bowman

Some people hate Apple, and it is mostly based on how much other people love Apple. Apple products engender strong feelings, one way or the other. Any company can do this, though. It just requires that you take a chance upsetting some people and focus on what you love.

How Steve Jobs Changed My Life

Beverley Golden | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Beverley Golden

Although there will be many tributes and eulogies written about Steve Jobs, this one is simply my personal observations of how this one visionary man ...

Canada's Tech Leaders Pay Tribute To Steve Jobs

CP | David Friend and LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A stream of fans and passersby stopped outside Apple stores across the country on Thursday to pay their respects to founder Steve Jobs, with...

How Front Pages Marked The Legacy Of Steve Jobs

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada

The death of Steve Jobs resonated across all mediums that he touched . Thursday morning's front pages tried to take note of the legacy of Apple's co-f...