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New Leafs' Coach Mike Babcock

Why Maple Leafs’ Bet on Babcock Is a Big Gamble

by Issue: May / June 2015

Hiring a winning coach in the NHL is good for raising hope amongst fans, but it does not necessarily increase the chances of Stanley Cup success.

Why Mining Product Reviews Should Be on Retailers’ Radar

by Issue: May / June 2015

Data mining has come a long way since the 1990s, when many early adopters wasted millions of dollars building data warehouses to analyze transactional data.
CEO in boardroom

Three Skills CEOs Need Most

by Issue: May / June 2015

When feeling insecure over operational skills, or subject-matter expertise, CEOs need to remember what the job really requires.

Building Healthy Leadership Pipelines

by Issue: March / April 2015

There is no question that leaders can make or break an organization. But to maintain success over the long-term, organizations……

Why We Shouldn’t Romanticize Steve Jobs

by Issue: March / April 2015

Investors and consumers alike were clearly excited to learn in early March that Apple was readying itself to launch…

Profiting from the Rise of the Machines

by Issue: March / April 2015

Hollywood got it wrong — there is no reason to fear the future unless you’re a brand manager stuck in the past.
Businessmen shaking hands

How to Restore Public Trust in Banking

by Issue: January / February 2015

The financial sector is dominated by ethical professionals. But they need to step up their game to counter industry bad apples.
Target Canada Retail Store

Target’s Big Mistake: Mutated DNA

by Issue: January / February 2015

When the U.S. retailer entered Canada, it ignored its own history, not to mention the brand promise responsible for consumer interest in this country.
2014 Showed Character IS as Important as Talent

2014 Showed Character Is as Important as Talent

by Issue: January / February 2015

Top performers should be rewarded. But ignoring their bad behaviour is always bad business, at least in the long run.

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