Chasing profitability in 2019

Pierre Cléroux, VP of research and chief economist at BDC, believes that 2019 will see great opportunities to expand markets and diversify product lines. But there are two huge threats:  labour shortages and technological advancements. Hugo Sarrazin, Senior Partner and co-author of the December McKinsey Quarterly 2018, predicts that the critical enabler of future success … Read more →

Why smart people fail

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi, Former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi got it only half right. Persistence, knowledge and willpower increase the odds that one will be successful. But, if one … Read more →

Decision fatigue can clog your brain

Here’s how you can overcome the thief of good decisions Before you lift your head off the pillow in the morning and plant your feet on the floor, how many decisions have you made? Internet sources estimate that an adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. Cornell University researchers estimate that individuals make 226.7 … Read more →

Is your business growth stuck?

The solution may be to change soft organizational factors Despite a healthy working capital and a quick ratio measure, what’s is it that’s flying below the radar and preventing your business from reaching its next revenue target? If it’s not money, what is it? It’s those soft organizational factors that, when bundled together, form the … Read more →

Women in print

Is the dynamic shifting for women in this industry? In mid-June, toward the end of the last session of a hectic day at a conference in Burnaby, British Columbia, a photographer positioned four of Canada’s inkjet leaders in a row and snapped a picture. It’s that picture of four gentlemen in blue suits sitting in … Read more →