James Cowan

James Cowan

James Cowan is the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business.

When Nostalgia in Marketing Works

Just because something reminds consumers of the past doesn't mean it will resonate today. How to get it right

What You Can Learn from Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2015


The women on the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 run some of the country's most successful businesses

What Bosses Get Wrong About Happier Offices

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At the end of the Canadian Business Happy Office Project, editor-in-chief James Cowan reflects on what he learned

Join Canada’s Most Successful Businesswomen

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Meet and learn from the country's top female entrepreneurs at the W100 Idea Exchange

Why a Carbon Tax Shouldn’t Worry You

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Environmental protection doesn't have to stand in the way of profits. The case for more regulation.

One Weird Trick to Boost Your Productivity Today!

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Trying to get more done during the workday? Use your common sense, not pseudoscientific gimmicks.

Time to Put the Office Old Boys’ Club on Notice


Dispiriting stats suggest workplace harassment at Canadian businesses is hardly a thing of the past

The Problem with the Internet of Things is the Things

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A smart home is only as smart as the dumbest thing in it. Intelligent systems still have lots of room to improve.

Sensitivity Training: The Joke is Over


For too long, too many employers have dismissed anti-harassment training as New Age mumbo-jumbo. It's time to get real

Would You Pay for Employees to Freeze their Eggs?

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Why firms like Apple and Facebook are spending big to attract female talent

An Innovator’s Best Weapon

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It's tempting to lock down all elements of a new development, but truly disruptive companies leave themselves room to grow

Readers Choice

Specific guidelines on what you’ll get for your money, and which types of reps are worth the extra spend