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Feb 1, 2008
Climate of Creativity: B.C. Entrepreneurs
Dianne Buckner

This may sound a bit crazy, but lately I’ve found myself wondering if the climate in B.C. has some mysteriously inspiring effect on entrepreneurs, possibly causing them to be especially creative. This thought occurred to me first as I sat...

Feb 1, 2008
How to Life Hack: Time Management Tips
Jessica Werb

Overloaded with information? Constantly stressed over deadlines? Feel like you’re headed toward burnout? Hack your life with these time management tips. You could visit a life coach or hire a therapist, but in recent years young hipsters have begun following 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...

Sep 1, 2007
How to Leave the Workforce Gracefully
Jessica Werb

Taking a break from working, whether it’s to travel, recover from an illness or raise a family, can seem a daunting endeavour. How will you ensure you’ll still be a contender when it’s time to return to the workforce? With...

Aug 1, 2007
How to Get Your Career Groove Back
Jessica Werb

Careers are like a long-term relationship: there’s that initial honeymoon period, where the possibilities seem endless; the comfy stage, when contentment reigns; and finally the easing into a routine that can start to get old and leave you wondering if...

Jul 1, 2007
B.C. Workplace Diversification: Culture Shock
BCBusiness D.B.

Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos, Indians, Iranians, Ukrainians, and all the rest – B.C. needs them. Badly. The baby boomers are teetering toward retirement, and our strong economy is churning out jobs. With new immigrants streaming over the border to fill vacancies, multiculturalism in the workplace is no longer a feel-good slogan; it’s a business imperative.

Jul 1, 2007
Women in Business: Missing in Action
Jessica Werb

Take a moment to scroll down this year’s Top 100 list of public and private companies and count the number of women who appear in the CEO column. Don’t bother putting down the BlackBerry; you’ll need just one hand to do it. In fact, a hand that’s missing a couple of fingers will do.

Jun 1, 2007
First Nations Employment: Back to School
Francis Narcise Baptiste

An old friend of mine once joked: “What do you call a ‘rez entrepreneur?’” “I don’t know,” I replied, grinning. “Casino manager?” “No,” he said, laughing. “A drug dealer.”

Jun 1, 2007
Workplace Harassment: Mob Mentality
Vicki O’Brien

In the space of a year, Sheila went from being on the A-list at work to being isolated, singled out for criticism and branded as “trouble.” Like most targets of workplace bullying, the 45-year-old university instructor did not immediately realize she was facing a concerted campaign of emotional abuse by her superiors, women she once trusted and considered friends and mentors.

May 1, 2007
Battling the Workplace Bully
Perry Zavitz

A recent BCBusiness story on workplace bullying (“Bad boss, bad boss,” Dec. ’06) clearly hit a nerve. We received an overwhelming response from readers, revealing an ugly undercurrent beneath the facade of today’s high-performance workplace.

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