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Digitalization: the only option

The old way of doing business is not going to work for much longer. Either digitalize your product or service, or someone else will – and you’ll be out of business. By Dwayne Bragonier Is your product or service completely digitalized? If not, what are you waiting for? It’s no secret that today’s consumers are… Read More Digitalization: the only option

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Losers who are winners

By Jeff Buckstein It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose. It’s how you play the financial valuation game that really counts. Toronto Maple Leafs Captain George Armstrong took a backhand pass from winger Bob Pulford, skated three strides to cross the red line, then gently wristed the puck into an empty Montreal Canadiens net.… Read More Losers who are winners

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The business benefits of Dublin, Ireland

By Agnes Borowik Boasting favourable costs, a high quality of living and a vibrant tech scene, Dublin is a highly regarded location for foreign direct investment and business development.# A vibrant social and economic hub with deep Viking history, Dublin is situated on the eastern shores of Ireland at the mouth of the River Liffey.… Read More The business benefits of Dublin, Ireland

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Road to recovery

By David Malamed What solutions exist to improve the possibility of recouping losses, which can range from small amounts to some of staggering proportions? “In 2013 recovery auditors returned more than US$3 billion into [Medicare’s] coffers,” US publication Modern Healthcare reported in September 2014, noting that providers that appealed those audits won fewer than one… Read More Road to recovery

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Gaffe training

by Lisa van de Geyn Cringe-worthy blunders are a fact of office life, but you don’t have to suffer in humiliation. Here are some common workplace faux pas and tips on how to recover gracefully. When Michael Banks* overhears a senior colleague say he must urgently get into the server and printer room, he sees an… Read More Gaffe training

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The mindful miner

By Peter Carter Vale’s base metal boss and Canadian CEO Jennifer Maki believes in building bridges, staying connected and delivering results. And she does it her way. It was a February Friday in 2007. Jennifer Maki was given a choice. At the time, Maki was assistant treasurer at Vale Canada, a subsidiary of the biggest… Read More The mindful miner