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Nike sides with Kaepernick, and deals the NFL a devastating cultural blow

Lesson Plans   |   September 17, 2018

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This article takes a look at the cultural and marketing impact of the new Nike campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, who ignited a firestorm of controversy by choosing to kneel on one knee rather than stand... read more

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What Air Canada’s purchase of Aeroplan means for all those points you have

Lesson Plans   |   September 13, 2018

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This article focuses on loyalty programs and the implications for the customer when things change.... read more

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While the planet burns, our politicians fiddle

Lesson Plans   |   September 10, 2018

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This article examines the seriousness of the global issue of rampant wildfires and calls for action to address it.... read more

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Fuzzy numbers: How math instruction varies widely for teachers-to-be across Canada

Lesson Plans   |   September 5, 2018

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This article examines the current state of math instruction for would-be teachers and discusses the degree to which this may be a factor in low student achievement on standardized math tests.... read more

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Tim Hortons slides from Top 10 in brand reputation survey

Lesson Plans   |   April 26, 2018

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This article focuses on brand reputation and its connection to the health of an organization.... read more

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Canada needs national council aimed at helping more women run bigger companies, report finds

Lesson Plans   |   April 24, 2018

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This article makes the case for supporting women in growing entrepreneurial ventures.... read more

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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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