E-letter: Doing the math on success

I was fascinated last month by a new study on adult skills from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Economic Development, in cooperation with...

In need of some restraint

The March Wood Industry e-letter on standards violations by Lumber Liquidators had barely made it out the door when the second shoe dropped. Apparently,...

Take it easy; own an editor

We continue to receive marketing letters telling us to visit the senders’ websites and find new product releases to place for them. Some of...

Browns to dreadnoughts

I stepped out front the other morning, felt the cool, Canadian breeze on my face. The bitter cold of the past weeks had broken, and...

E-letter: It’s a matter of law

I imagine most of us are justified in being irked at The Law. Shakespeare was, when he famously had his character Dick the Butcher...

E-letter: Several good-news stories

Statistics Canada yesterday reported an overall increase in building permits over September of 0.7 percent. Residential permits nation-wide edged down 0.9 percent, and total...

Commentary: Give business a chance

As it turned out, 2014 was a very good year for Canada’s secondary wood-products sector. Manu­facturers are amazingly positive following the U.S. housing crash...

E-letter: Looking to differentiate?

The U.S. Senate (then) hopeful from Iowa, Joni Ernst, made marketing history last March as she broke into campaign mode with a hog-castration ad....

E-letter: Who’s the boss?

The first day of school in B.C. was greeted with an all-too-familiar threat. The children would be held hostage to the demands of a...

A password a day keeps you away

By the time this hits print, the underwhelming Apple announcement of its new watch and Iphones may be bigger news. Today (my time) it...