Clear vision, consistent feedback among hallmarks of better bosses

A breath of fresh air People typically leave a company for one of three reasons (or a combination of them). The first is a disconnect between the company’s purpose and their personal contribution....

Tim Hortons: the decline and fall of an iconic Canadian brand

The bad news keeps piling up for Tim Hortons. Leger and National Public Relations recently released their annual report ranking Canada’s most admired companies. Google and Shoppers Drug Mart topped...

Disruption reveals B.C. market full of innovative opportunities

We've seen remarkable change in our lifetimes, but what we’re experiencing now is different. It’s not just evolutionary change; it’s transformative change that requires us to alter our patterns of...

An updated inventory of high-priority classified ad opportunities

As part of our effort to monetize content here at Business in Vancouver, we wish this week to set aside the space normally reserved for this column to provide our new classified advertisements...

It’s time to stand up for a united Canada

Canada is edging toward a constitutional crisis. Kinder Morgan’s decision to halt all non-essential expenditures on its Trans Mountain expansion project has thrust the debate on the project onto...

Editorial: Canada’s risky business is about to get a lot riskier

The legal-risks landscape for Canadian companies will get more complicated in 2018, and that complexity is going to divert time and money from the business of building Canada’s economy. That’s more...

Trudeau’s Trans Mountain stand could be legacy-defining

“It will be built.” These words will define Justin Trudeau’s first term in office, and very possibly whether it is his last. He said them repeatedly Sunday, in English and en français, after he...

Facebook’s main failing: being too slow to share data-leak truth

The irony isn’t lost on anyone. The globe’s premier social sharing platform failed to share in the crucial days following a crisis. Instead, executives remained silent, allowing the media to tell the...

Sedins’ business bottom line: lessons in enterprise excellence

It would degenerate into a sizable, heated argument if anyone challenged the notion that the Sedins – Daniel and Henrik, or Danny and Hank as they are more commonly known – have been the biggest...

British Columbia’s labour code: it’s not broke, so don’t fix it

For those old enough to remember, there was a time when the evening news routinely covered major strikes in the province. Labour disputes were common in the 1970s and 1980s. A few decades later,...