Tim Hortons eyeing the breakfast and lunch market

Posted by & filed under Change, Innovation/Creativity, New product, Strategy.

Description: To increase its profits, Tim Hortons is actively targeting customers for their breakfast and lunch needs. By adding new innovative items to its menu, Tim Hortons offers customers various food-and-beverage combos during the rush meal times. Source: Canadian Business Date: August 06, 2014 Video Link:http://www.canadianbusiness.com/business-news/tim-hortons-has-a-more-optimistic-outlook-for-the-year-as-profits-hold-steady/ Questions for Discussion: How will this new strategy by… Read more »

BlackBerry’s New Square Screen Phone

Posted by & filed under Change, Innovation/Creativity, New product, Strategy, Video Report.

Description: BlackBerry has unveiled its new smart phone, called the Passport. Unlike its earlier smart phones, this phone has a square screen. Source: CBC Date: July 09, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2472580111/ Questions for Discussion: Why has BlackBerry launched a square screen? What are the benefits and the drawbacks of a square screen? Do you feel this… Read more »

Low cost airline in Canada

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Innovation/Creativity, New product, Strategy, Video Report.

Description: Western Canada may soon have a new low cost airline. David Solloway of Canada Jetlines discusses his business model and why his airline will be successful in Canada. Source: CBC Date: July 4, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2471018139/ Questions for Discussion: Why according to David Solloway Canada Jetlines could be successful? Why does Canada not have a… Read more »

An electric motorcycle by Harley-Davidson

Posted by & filed under Change, Innovation/Creativity, Organizational Change, Strategy, Video Report.

Description: The iconic motorcycle maker, Harley-Davidson, is launching it first electric motorcycle, live Wire. This is a re-invention for Harley-Davidson. Source: Canadian Business Date: June 23, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2466960999/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: What do you feel about this re-invention by Harley-Davidson? Will this new product turn away Harley’s long-term customers? Do you feel this product… Read more »

Hiring Family Members Not Good For Family Businesses

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Innovation/Creativity, Strategy.

Description: A new research, by Elnar Madesen at Nordland Research Institute in Norway, finds that to keep family business entrepreneurial, they should focus on recruiting non-family members. The study finds that family businesses that recruited more external people in the firm and board showed more positive results. Source: Canadian Business Date: June 18, 2014 Video… Read more »

Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Innovation/Creativity, Video Report.

Description: Micro-Tyco, an organization founded by Mick Jackson, encourages entrepneurial thinking among students in high schools and universities. One of its innovative programs includes giving high school and university students a $1 loan and gets them to turn it into real money. Source: CBC Date: June 6, 2014 Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2462797708/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Why is it… Read more »

How are drones changing the way companies do business?

Posted by & filed under Entrepreneurship, Innovation/Creativity, New product, Technology, Video Report.

Description: Drones are popular for military operations, but now many business companies are using drones in innovative ways to help their businesses. In particular, drones are extremely useful for the agricultural and power sectors. Source: CBC Date: May 30, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2461222600/ Questions for Discussion: What are some of the ways drones are helping businesses? What makes… Read more »

3D Printing Revolution

Posted by & filed under Change, Entrepreneurship, Innovation/Creativity, New product, Technology, Video Report.

Description: 3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry with applications across multiple products and industries. It’s one of fastest growing global industry. Source: CBC Date: May 14, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2456873165/ Questions for Discussion: Discuss some applications of 3D printing in the health industry? What are some of the challenges that 3D printing faces? Which kind… Read more »

Blackberry to sell most of its Canadian real estate

Posted by & filed under Change, Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Organizational Change, Technology.

Description: To generate cash to help turnaround the company, Blackberry has reached an agreement to sell most of its real estate in Canada: this includes more than 3 million square feet of space. This sale will generate nearly $550 million. Source: Financial Post Date: March 21, 2014 Link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2014/03/21/blackberry-ltd-reaches-deal-to-sell-most-of-its-canadian-real-estate/?__lsa=1d59-37d4 Questions for Discussion: What will become… Read more »

Reasons for Nortel’s demise

Posted by & filed under Innovation/Creativity, Leadership, Management, Operations Management, Technology, Video Report.

Description: Dr. Jonathan Calof, Associate Professor at University of Ottawa, debates that some of the reasons for Nortel’s demise were hubris and arrogance. He argues that although Nortel continued to have strong technological skills but it was poor in managing this technology Source: CBC Date: March 21, 2014 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2443679616/ Questions for Discussion: Discuss some… Read more »