BlackBerry CEO on BB10 launch

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Description: BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins discusses the launch of BB10 and what it means for BlackBerry. Source: Global BC Date: January 30 2013 Video link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2330824882/  Questions for Discussion: Do you agree BB10 is the device that can make or break BlackBerry? Do you see BlackBerry retaining the top position in the near future? What… Read more »

A smarter EpiPen

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Description: Sanofi Canada has come to market with Allerject, a new version of the device that gives step by step verbal instructions for how to use it in an emergency. Source: Global BC Date: January 23 2013 Video and Text Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2328540568/  Questions for Discussion: Do you agree with Jon Fairest, CEO of Sanofi Canada,… Read more »

Where can Canada improve in 2013?

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Description: Bill Currie,Deloitte Canada’s vice-chair and Americas managing director; and John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures, discussed come of the obstacles and opportunities for Canada in 2013. Source: National Post Date: December 18 2012 Text Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2012/12/18/how-canada-can-improve-its-productivity-in-2013/?__lsa=9bcc-5479 Questions for Discussion: What are some of the major obstacles facing Canadian businesses? What are some of the major opportunities… Read more »

Automakers go green

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Description: Larger number of auto companies is coming out with their new lines of green cars. To make these cars more attractive, they’re also emphasizing beauty and style. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: November 30 2012 Text and Video Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/video/video-auto-makers-looking-for-gold-in-green/article5832130/ Questions for Discussion: Do you feel there’s a big market for electric cars?… Read more »

RIM Troubles Continue

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RIM Troubles Continue Description: RIM continues to perform poorly. RIM CEO, Thorstein Heins, hints that they are open to selling RIM. Wall Street Journalists discuss possible suitors for RIM. Source: Wall Street Journal Video Date:  March 29, 2012 Link: http://online.wsj.com/video/can-rim-survive-the-turmoil/C79D4470-7F3B-4898-AA9B-E7E544B952F7.html  Questions for Discussion: Discuss important reasons that led to the eventual decline of RIM? Should… Read more »

Funding Innovation

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Description: Tom Jenkins, author of a key report on innovation, discusses federal budget’s policies on innovation. Source: MSN Video Date:  March 29, 2012 Link: http://video.ca.msn.com/?mkt=en-ca&vid=cbcc2012-2903-1812-0057-221705593300&from=&src=v5:share:permalink: Questions for Discussion: Do you agree with Tom Jenkins that Canada has an innovation crisis? Do you feel the government is doing enough to encourage innovation in Canada? Suggest other… Read more »

Canadian vs American perspective on Energy

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Alex Wood, Senior Director, Policy and Markets for Sustainable Prosperity, compares Canadian and American perspectives on energy. He explains that Canada treats its energy as a commodity and relies on its existing natural resources to prosper in the world market. U.S., on the other hand, focuses on innovation and technology and believes its traditional advantages… Read more »

Ontario 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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Dani Reiss, CEO of Canada Goose was selected as “Ontario 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” and  received a “Business-to-consumer products and services” award. National and Ontario director of Entrepreneur of the Year, Colleen McMorrow mentions that Entrepreneurs need to have a strong frame of mind, and they should be innovative and risk… Read more »

The Creativity Mystery

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One of the reasons that North America continues to dominate the global economy is that conditions are right for innovation to flourish. Creativity is the basis for innovation. Scientists have been studying creativity for years in an attempt to understand its origins. So far, this research tells us that creativity does not emerge from a… Read more »

The Hounds of Change

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During the extended leave of lead singer Natalie Maines, Dixie Chicks sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire got restless. Drawing on their childhood experiences, the two decided to form a new duo, Court Yard Hounds, to begin producing folk-pop music. QUESTIONS: What type of change led to the formation of Court Yard Hounds? What forces… Read more »