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What's driving populism? It isn't the economy, stupid

Lesson Plans   |   April 19, 2018

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Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson write,“Countries around the world have been gripped by an incoherent, rage-fuelled nihilism that rejects elites on the left and the right. It’s not income inequality, as many think, but a... read more

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Across the U.S., students deliver message on guns: enough

Lesson Plans   |   April 16, 2018

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Joanna Slater summarizes the recent student walkouts and demonstrations responding to the high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. She notes the rise of activism among youth, as they become politically engaged with issues that affect... read more

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Researchers map massive global footprint of industrial fishing

Lesson Plans   |   April 6, 2018

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This article describes the development of the most detailed map yet of fisheries around the world, which reveals that the industrial fishing industry is gargantuan and is a threat to its own viability. In an... read more

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How to make your priorities a priority

Lesson Plans   |   April 3, 2018

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This article suggests a five-point process for establishing and achieving priorities and offers additional tips on how to “reset” in order to accomplish your objectives.... read more

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TribalScale launches new ‘venture-studio’ program

Lesson Plans   |   March 28, 2018

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This article explores business ideas for the future and looks at an innovative way to develop them.... read more

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Explainer: What is price-fixing and how does it work?

Lesson Plans   |   March 26, 2018

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This article explains price fixing and provides a few examples. Although it is a little dated, it is valuable background to a story still in the news — Loblaw’s revelation that they had been fixing... read more

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Canada shouldn’t be smug when it comes to guns

Lesson Plans   |   March 22, 2018

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Peter Donolo cautions Canadians not to be smug about gun laws and violence, noting that when the US is factored out, Canada’s rate of death by firearms is twice that of Australia, 10 times that... read more

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Dark future of data wars inevitable unless consumers push back, author warns

Lesson Plans   |   March 19, 2018

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Tamsin McMahon reports on Andrew Keen’s new book How to fix the Future, in which he warns of a potential for “digital world war,” involving cyberattacks rather than guns and bombs. On the brighter side,... read more

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Cape Town at risk of becoming first major city in the world to run out of water

Lesson Plans   |   March 15, 2018

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This article outlines the dire situation in Cape Town, South Africa, that may require the city to initiate what it calls “Day Zero” and shut off all water supplies to residents, restricting them to 25... read more

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How managers can deal with upward delegation

Lesson Plans   |   March 12, 2018

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This article discusses the tendency of subordinates to transfer an assigned problem back to their superior and explores some strategies for the manager to avoid accepting “the monkey.”... read more

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Trump and Russia: Who's who in the many investigations into 2016's election-meddling

Lesson Plans   |   February 20, 2018

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In an article from late 2017, Adrian Morrow sums up the ongoing investigations into possible collusion and obstruction of justice by members of Donald Trump’s inner circle before and after his election in 2016.... read more

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Liberal government to announce new ‘responsible enterprise’ watchdog

Lesson Plans   |   February 15, 2018

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The article is about human rights and corporate social responsibility.... read more

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East Vancouver's JJ Bean café takes on Toronto

Lesson Plans   |   February 12, 2018

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This is a case study of a business expansion.... read more

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Are MBAs for losers?

Lesson Plans   |   February 6, 2018

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This article argues against seeking an MBA (Master of Business Administration), stressing rather that you and your experience are more important than another degree. It goes on to outline five critical factors for success, explains... read more

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Coral reefs around globe being pummelled by climate change: study

Lesson Plans   |   February 2, 2018

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This article chronicles the increase in bleaching which is occurring to coral reefs around the world and outlines the seriousness of these events on the myriad of species which rely so heavily on the reefs.... read more

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