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Michael Lee-Chin: Unshakable

Michael Lee-Chin persevered through seven years of losses and criticism before he finally sold the company he built. He wouldn’t change a thing. Lee-Chin sits down with Canadian Business for a frank conversation.

Economic forecast: Double trouble

Just how sharp is analyst Meredith Whitney’s unemployment forecast?

Tech workers: Shrinking legacy

Ottawa’s tech workers are forced to reinvent themselves.

Movie starved

Canada has paid millions to lure movie business. It’s not working out.

Mining: Trouble in Socialist paradise

Will Cuba’s downturn leave Sherritt in the lurch?

Management theory: Troublemaker

Henry Mintzberg has made a career out of tearing down stale business ideas.

Retail: Outrage in Aisle 7

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has stirred up a political hornet’s nest … again.

Clean 15 contest: Nano goes mega

Announcing the winner of the Clean 15 contest.

Great Canadian Innovation competition: Diagnosis mobile

Our Great Canadian Innovation competition winner.

Currency: Tame the loonie? Not likely

Mark Carney and Jim Flaherty talk a good game, but their power is limited.

Trade: Protect or prosper?

The feds need to allow the sale of Nortel assets to Ericsson.

Real estate: Know your neighbours

Zoocasa moves to town.

Search technology: Smart search

Waterloo’s Primal Fusion thinks it can deliver a better, even more useful web experience.

Name that recession

It feels a lot like 1937.

Autos: Clunky ideas

Why paying cash for old cars does more harm than good.

The CEO Poll: Stealth and taxes

Opening Swiss bank records won’t change the impulse to cheat.

Mobile marketing: Always on the move

Mobile marketing can do so much more than just serve ads.

NHL: Not fit for the frat

The NHL says Jim Balsillie isn’t up to its ownership standards, but should it be the judge?

Employee training: Inside edition

Pitney Bowes finds external training programs sometimes just don’t cut it.

Advertising: Sex sells? Yes and no

Women like sexy ads featuring committed couples. Guys prefer sex with no strings.

3 things to know … about venture capital

There’s a lot of risk, money is hard to come by right now and it’s people over products.

Editor’s note: On Michael Lee-Chin

Canada’s business establishment says of Lee-Chin, good riddance. But the billionaire investor has other plans.

Live & Learn: Rob Brenneman

The executive vice chairman of Suncor Energy talks about the struggle in the natural gas industry, a quick history of Petro-Canada and loving the outdoors.