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Nov 1, 2007
After Hours: Fly Fishing
As told to Jessica Werb

I’ve been fly-fishing pretty much exclusively for the last couple of decades, and just over a year ago I started spey casting, which is an old fly-fishing technique that uses an extremely technical two-handed casting style.

Nov 1, 2007
Eric Nonacs
David Jordan

When Vancouver investment firm Endeavour Financial landed Eric Nonacs as its managing director for global affairs earlier this year, it was a coup. The 38-year-old’s previous gig had been foreign-policy adviser to Bill Clinton in his post-White House years. And...

Nov 1, 2007
Marketing Advocacy: Cause and Effect
Tony Wanless

Tony examines the cause and effect of marketing advocacy groups. Cause-based groups work much like small businesses in B.C. The goal of an association, society or not-for-profit might not have to do with making money, but its operational and marketing requirements are much the same.

Nov 1, 2007
It's Not Easy Selling Green
David Gray

Canadian retailers have the potential to play a key role in building a sustainable future, but even they admit they aren’t yet living up to that potential. The reason lies in a lot of confusion, both among shoppers and store owners, about exactly what green retail might look like. It's not easy selling green.

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
Calvin Ayre
Tracy Tjaden

Not that it needs any help. The 46-year-old billionaire owner of Entertainment Group, one of the world’s largest online-gambling websites, is sipping a dry martini in West Vancouver’s Browns Social House, which he used to own, talking to a...

Nov 1, 2007
Business Blunders: Heads Up
Myles Murchison

Ask Atari. This is the company that in the 1970s thought Pong was a bigger idea than the one Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were touting called Apple. For that matter, ask Apple about Newton. Ask PepsiCo about Crystal Pepsi...

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
The Inventors
Peter Severinson

Have you ever seen some stranger doing something entirely ordinary when suddenly, inexplicably, a light bulb – out of nowhere – flares into existence above their head? Probably not. But were that sort of thing to happen, it would happen...

Nov 1, 2007
What It Takes To Retire Rich
Peter Wilson

We all have visions of what it takes to retire rich – finally savouring a taste of the good life, with first-class travels, fast cars and martinis by the pool. But, as Peter Wilson discovers, come age 65, many of us are in for a shock. What does your roadmap to retirement look like?

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