May 2013

The Briefing

Do this: Growing Green

It’s May, the weather has turned and you’re stuck inside an office eight hours a day >

 

Sphere of Influence: AGA Makes the Scene

Roy Lichtenstein, the American pop artist who became famous for his ubiquitous riff on the traditional comic strip form, once said that “Art doesn’t transform – it just forms.”  >

 

Trigger Discipline: Boardwalk REIT holds its fire

Most REITs have been buying assets, but Alberta’s biggest has stayed put. What does that mean for its investors?  >

 

Departments

Strategy Session: A column on productivity you’ll actually enjoy reading

No, really >

 

The Elements of Style: How to give your wardrobe some made-to-measure mojo

With a host of made-to-measure options for clothing and accessories, looking your best is a snap >

 

Features

A Bitcoin for your Thoughts

Forget about cat videos and dating. The latest Internet creation could actually change the way you do business >

 

Private clubs: a thing of the past, or a part of the future?

Many private clubs have gone under in recent years as membership dwindles. Those that remain are having to reinvent themselves and regain lost ground >

 

The Banff Springs Hotel turns 125

The Castle in the Rockies remains an iconic Alberta landmark >

 

Contractor of the Year Awards

Constructive Deconstruction: Bill Knight leads B&B Demolition

Knight is shaking up Alberta’s construction industry >

 

Meet the rest of 2013’s Contractor of the Year award winners

Presenting the winners and finalists in the categories of heavy civil, trade contractors under and over $15 million, and general contractors under and over $50 million >

 

Guide to Executive Education

Climbing the Leaderboard: Six ways to take your leadership skills to the next level

Boost your leadership skills from average to excellent >

 

Everything I Know, I Learned from the Internet

Everything you should know about online education >

 

How to turn gen-X and Millennial employees into your company’s next leaders

Star Trek: The Next Generation >

 

The Two-Minute MBA

Four senior execs share what they’ve learned over the course of their careers >

 

Western Canada’s Business School Directory 2013

Check out the Executive Education Guide and get details on business education from Athabasca to Vancouver and from one year diplomas to PhDs. >

 

Industry Report - Energy Services

Around the World in 80 Plays

Taking your oil service company abroad isn’t easy, but getting a foot in international markets is often worth the effort >

 

Breaking Bad: Alberta's oil service companies get back on track

Alberta’s oil boom was a breeding ground for bad habits >

 

To Serve and Protect: How R&D drives the oil and gas sector

Innovation doesn’t end with horizontal drilling >

 

Final Acts

Alkarim Devani fights urban sprawl one sustainable home at a time

Beyond Sprawl: One man’s mission to build homes and communities  >

 

DIRTT Environmental’s Mogens Smed shares tips on bringing a new product to market

Lunch With: The First-Mover Disadvantage >

 

How Hire Standard built a business digging into people’s pasts

The Lethbridge staffing agency won’t just find your next employee, they’ll find the skeletons in the closet >

 

Ralph Klein was one of the greatest leaders in Alberta’s history

But was he actually good for business? >

 

Why it might be time to look at small cap energy stocks like Canacol

Burger Time: why you should be happy that junior producers have been savaged of late >