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Volume 16, Issue 2

Tofino 2017: Adventure and Luxury abound at Long Beach Lodge

Tofino 2017: Adventure and Luxury abound at Long Beach Lodge

It was hard to imagine more beautiful scenery than what I see in my frequent visits to Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park and just looking out the window on my drive to university in Calgary every morning. Then I visited Tofino on Vancouver Island.

Even the drive with my dad from the ferry terminal in Nanaimo to Tofino was breathtaking. Each time there was a break in the forest of towering trees on the side of the highway, I could see the open water lined by majestic mountains. I had... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 2

Business travel technology smarts

Business travelers have gotten pretty complacent about travelling with their electronics. Need to finish that important presentation? No problem, there is power and probably even Wi-Fi on the plane. Want a friend or an Uber to pick you up at the airport? No drama, just take your phone off airplane mode as soon as you land and your ride will be awaiting. Those golden days may be ending.

While it’s unlikely that we will be forced to fly naked anytime soon, and that is indeed a horrible image... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

Is the Green Economy here yet?

Is the Green Economy here yet?

The commercialization of technological innovation is a tremendous wealth creator.

Just look at IBM, Apple, Microsoft and Google: the list of companies which have created remarkable businesses riding technological waves is endless and expanding.

Apple started with computers, went big on software, pivoted to personal music devices and then Steve Jobs focused on the smart phone. In 1998, Google was founded as a search company. One among many. It evolved into a data company which... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 2

Look in the mirror first – four ways you might be creating the problems you hate

If you are the main contributor to the input, make sure you start with YOU when attempting to change the output.

One of the unspoken oaths that is taken when placed in the position of “coach” at any level is the pledge to say what is on your mind no matter what. I call it the truth-serum oath.

Sometimes it really challenges perception around “customer service” because what the customer will often request is not always what the coach sees as the TRUE issue. How to balance the... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 2

What’s a Canadian manufacturer to do?

Wesure has done what most businesses in Alberta have done; cut the fat and control expenses. But then what? What does a 47-year-old Alberta manufacturer with a reputation for high-quality manufacturing do? Wesure’s choice was to reinvigorate itself by upping its game and taking the opportunity to do business in a different way.

Wesure started this process by looking outward at the changing Alberta business landscape to try to understand how to best serve our current customers and,... Keep Reading

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