E-letter: Don’t just stand there …

We got some sobering news last week from Coverings, the flooring side of our publishing company. We typically get 40 or 50 “returns” by...

E-letter: Sixteen tons

Back before the 19th Century, people used to become indebted and lose their freedom. One freedom loss was debtor’s prison. Another was indentured servitude. As...

Pool noodles and crullers

I donate from time to time to the Conservative Party. I imagine this surprises nobody, but it actually doesn’t mean I endorse the Conservative...

E-letter: Opportunity in change

One basic rule of economics that every business owner should know is that when there is a recession, most businesses that fail...

E-letter: Two keys

A recent issue of Ad Age gives instructions on “How brands should respond to protests and rising racial tensions.” It was written by a committee of two, neither of...

Those darned South Asians

I have never met Ravi Hooda. Neither have I had any dealings with the Peel District School Board or the ReMax Realty office for...

E-letter: Coming out of hiding

There was an encouraging bit of news out of China last week. Disneyland Shanghai announced its reopening, and was rewarded with its opening-day ticket sales selling out...

E-letter: Time to survive

As usual, the media are walking in a row like ducks, delivering the same message. It’s a good message: wash hands, social distance, stay...

You are a handful

You know, you folks are not all that easy to write for. Seriously. For example, most of you are owners and managers of family owned...

E-letter: Interesting times

The ancient Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” is not an ancient Chinese curse, after all. But don’t you think it should...
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