Strategy & Operations

One Way to Enlighten Your Staff

The power move that will subconsciously wow employees, and more news about work in this month's Watercooler

Do You Really Need a Marketing Manager?

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The changing purchasing landscape has many B2B firms scrambling to hire marketers, but it's best not to rush the decision

Meet the Halifax Firm Taking on Disney

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In DHX, Michael Donovan has created a media company for the Netflix age. Here's how he built his empire

The Real Problem with Greenwashing

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Enviro-scolds have spooked companies into silence about sustainability, even when they're doing well

The potential pitfall of a Tim Hortons-Burger King merger

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A merger between Tim Hortons and Burger King makes sense financially. But merging corporate cultures is far more difficult

Why Should Businesses Be Patriotic?

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Should companies be obliged to remain headquartered in their country of origin? Free-market principles suggest not

8 Steps to Stress-Free Decisions

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Tired of agonizing over every choice that crosses your desk? These steps can make the process painless

Why Succession Matters More than Ever

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Too few business leaders give enough thought into who will take over when they go, and it can yield disastrous results

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know at Startup

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It's not all sunshine and rainbows in the early days. Here are 4 hard-earned lessons from someone who's been through it

Do Loyalty Programs Actually Work?

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Customers today can be fickle, and that creates a big problem for brands looking to secure repeat business

The Hidden Cost of M&As

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The company you've just bought might have a very different benefits plan than what you offer. Unless you plan carefully, it could cost you

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