Editor’s letter: Why Canada needs RIM to win
Rather than tripping over ourselves to predict its downfall, we should all be collectively rooting for RIM’s success.
Opinion: The ‘lost decade’ that was too good to be true
From tech stocks to income trusts to exotic bonds, the bottom line was ignored, and investors got burned.
Opinion: The perils of marketing the celebrity-in-chief
If a person who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client, why do so many CEOs cast themselves as corporate spokesperson?
Winners & Losers: Who’s up, who’s down
Avatar, Canwest, Iceland, air travel and more.
A blank cheque for America’s mortgage giants
Critics say extra bailout dollars bring mortgage giants closer to nationalization.
Food: McCain bets big on menu revamp
Frozen-food giant rewrites recipes for 70 items to focus on healthy, real ingredients.
Is Google’s phone HTC’s best shot?
World’s No. 4 smartphone manufacturer grabs spotlight as maker of the Nexus One.
The new cinema chic
The recession is bringing people back to the movies including the wealthy. A wave of luxury-cinema builders hopes to cash in.
Polaroid goes Gaga
Twice-bankrupt instant photography company makes unlikely comeback, thanks to fans, Canadian private equity, Lady Gaga.
MBA education: Celebrity schooling
MBA seekers now have a chance to get a degree with Jack Welch’s name on it.
Economy: The perils of positive thinking
A new study finds companies should have cut more to prep for a long, slow recovery.
System to fight ‘blood diamonds’ in ruins
Near collapse of Kimberley Process could spark renewed trade in blood’ diamonds.
Marketing: Move over, Spider-Man
Marvel Entertainment celebrates girl power in a new bid for female readers.
The CEO Poll: Expect flight hassles to get worse
Executives predict that security measures will make air travel less convenient.
One Laptop Per Child’s tablet PC
OLPC’s tablet PC may be a pipe dream but it could force prices down all the same.
E-bikes: Magna’s new folly?
Why Canada’s auto-parts king is sinking millions of dollars into bionic bikes.
The Ode: Dack’s Shoes
For more than 150 years, the Canadian firm thought quality was enough. By the time it considered outsourcing to Mexico, it was too late.
Research In Motion: And now the hard part
Suddenly under siege, Research In Motion must adapt or be overtaken.
McKinsey & Co.: The man behind the curtain
McKinsey & Co. wants to reshape government the way it changed corporate America. But first, Dominic Barton must figure out how to reshape McKinsey.
Retail: The genius of Dollarama
How a small, Quebec-based chain became a billion-dollar retail empire one buck at a time.
Naomi Klein: Marketer of the decade
Naomi Klein’s No Logo was meant to eradicate brand bullies.’ Instead, it became the most influential marketing manual of its time.
The Performer: Real estate scion Ivanka Trump
On negotiation tactics, lessons from her father, and the upside of being underestimated.
Book review: Why motivation is not quite as simple as carrots and sticks
What separates those of us who keep our resolutions from those who don’t?
Work: When your protege is a little too good
How to manage an ambitious employee who is gunning for your job.
Selling: Wooing clients in the age of piety
Entertaining isn’t only about having fun on the company dime. It’s about building relationships.
Investing: How to spot weasel words that can sink your portfolio
Researchers warn: if you see ‘unbilled receivables’ or other red-flag phrases in a corporate filing, run.
Travel accessories: Keep calm even without the carry-on
How to get through heightened airport security quickly and anxiety-free.
What does the future have in store? Canadian Business presents expert insight on the 10 questions that will define the markets and the economy in the months ahead.