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Apple responds to critics by unveiling new privacy features at annual developers’ conference

In the News   |   June 4, 2019

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Apple unveiled new privacy features aimed at distancing itself from Facebook and Google as the smartphone giant comes under increased regulatory scrutiny and searches for new ways to offset slowing iPhone sales. Chief executive Tim... read more

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Montreal analytics startup uses AI to play a big role in NHL playoffs

Lesson Plans   |   May 27, 2019

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This article explores how advances in technology and artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit different organizations.... read more

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Female executives are still scarce in corporate Canada. The few who made it are fed up

Lesson Plans   |   May 22, 2019

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This article articulates the frustration of female executives struggling to break through the glass ceiling in Canada.... read more

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How Mastermind thrives in the cut-throat world of toys

In the News   |   May 13, 2019

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It’s the tale of two toy stores. Mastermind Toys, opened by brothers Jon and Andy Levy in North Toronto in 1984, has been in the midst of a massive cross-country expansion, from 11 stores in... read more

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Former Dragon David Chilton: ‘One day I got 53 requests for lunches from companies looking for investment’

Articles of Interest   |   May 6, 2019

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Wealthy Barber and ex-Dragons’ Den star talks fintech, startups and entrepreneurship. The enormous success of David Chilton’s 1989 personal finance classic The Wealthy Barber left him with the funds and the profile to become an angel investor.... read more

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Tim Hortons revamping Roll Up the Rim after latest program disappoints in first-quarter results

In the News   |   April 30, 2019

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Tim Hortons is revamping its annual Roll Up the Rim giveaway after partly blaming a weak showing from the promotion for disappointing first-quarter results. The coffee-and-doughnut chain had tried to boost its business by increasing... read more

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Montreal analytics startup uses AI to play a big role in NHL playoffs

In the News   |   April 22, 2019

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How did the Columbus Blue Jackets sweep the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round, pulling off one of the biggest upsets in NHL playoff history? Artificial intelligence may be partly responsible. A post-series analysis by... read more

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Ontario construction software firm Bridgit raises $6.2 million

Lesson Plans   |   April 15, 2019

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This is an excellent case study of two entrepreneurs who saw opportunity when others did not.... read more

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Wattpad strikes deal with Times Group to expand in India

Lesson Plans   |   April 11, 2019

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This article outlines the market that has led to Wattpad’s success.... read more

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Female executives are still scarce in corporate Canada. The few who made it are fed up

In the News   |   April 7, 2019

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As a final act after 26 years with KPMG Canada, Beth Wilson fired off an e-mail to her female colleagues, clearing the air on what prompted her to pack up and leave. “I reached for... read more

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Bad news takes its toll on brand reputation in annual Canadian rankings

In the News   |   March 28, 2019

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When research firm Leger conducted its annual survey of brand reputation in Canada in February, Boeing was doing all right. The company had 82-per-cent awareness among Canadians polled. And while just 41 per cent felt... read more

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Apple shifts strategy to subscription video, news, gaming services and new credit card

In the News   |   March 26, 2019

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Apple Inc., a company that became a trillion-dollar behemoth on the popularity of its sleek and high-priced devices, is banking its future on subscription services. In a two-hour event at the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theatre... read more

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Upscale and mainstream: Can Aritzia cater to all?

Lesson Plans   |   March 18, 2019

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This article discusses the retail strategy for Aritzia, an international chain founded in Canada.  It touches on demographics, strategic planning, brand loyalty and technology.... read more

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Ontario construction software firm Bridgit raises $6.2 million

In the News   |   March 17, 2019

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The company now known as Bridgit Inc. began with what founders Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake call “crane hunting” – scouring London, Ont., for construction sites, looking for problems to solve. They found a few.... read more

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Wattpad strikes deal with Times Group to expand in India

In the News   |   March 13, 2019

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Wattpad Corp. has struck a deal with Indian media giant Bennett Coleman to expand the social media firm’s reach into the world’s second most populous country. Toronto-based Wattpad, which is attempting to build a global... read more

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