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Economic Progress is a NAFTA Thought

Economic Progress is a NAFTA Thought

By Norman Leach


Business Edge News Magazine

It is hard to read a newspaper or listen to the evening news without hearing the words NAFTA and renegotiation. I have been around this game long enough to remember when many Canadians argued that a comprehensive free trade agreement was going to destroy the Canadian economy and create poverty for all Canadians. It is strange to hear many of those same people saying a repeal of the agreement will do... Keep Reading

The State Of Cryptocurrency

The State Of Cryptocurrency

January 2018, Op-Ed by Alex Millar

2017 will be fondly remembered among holders of cryptocurrency, as the market cap of all crypto rose forty-fold, from $15b USD to $610b USD.

https://coinmarketcap.com/charts/

Since 2010, bitcoiners have been discussing (and more recently, arguing) how bitcoin should scale. The arguments were mainly between those who favored on-chain scaling via bigger blocks and those who favored scaling by building a second layer. Tension... Keep Reading

Sculpting the Art of the Close

Sculpting the Art of the Close

By Randall White
Guest Columnist
Business Edge News Magazine

The art of the close actually starts at the beginning of the sales process, not the end.

The 2018 version of the ABC (always be closing) mantra is ABL (always be learning) from your customer!

The foundation of closing is understanding the deepest needs of your customer. This goes far beyond addressing “features and benefits”, which are relatively obvious and most sales people are... Keep Reading

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

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