Category: Business

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Why Canada Will Fail at Innovation

A recent Globe & Mail article described the stark choices facing commodity producers such as Canada in a world where commodity prices have been depressed for years, and look to remain so for the near future....

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Will you lose your marketing job to a machine?

Marketing Automation: the Death of Your Gig? Every day, machines are discovering exciting new ways to eliminate jobs through the wonders of automation. The latest robots are able to ship boxes, drive 18-wheelers and kill...

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Pooh-Pooh Culture

It’s insidious. It undermines trust, saps initiative and likely already infects your workplace: welcome to pooh-pooh culture. Wikipedia defines “pooh-poohing” as “a fallacy in informal logic that consists of dismissing an argument as being...

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You’re a sucker for a good webinar

The invite appears in your inbox. “Join us for a free webinar on <insert tantalizing business trend / skill / software / here>.” You open. You read. You ponder (maybe). You click. Days later your...

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The Curse of the Gourmet Mustard

Mustard and the Marginal Economy I have the good fortune of living next to the top food market in the world: Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market. Every Saturday I troll the market for free samples. It’s...