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When the minimum is too much

By David Descôteaux Raising the minimum wage may do more harm than good for those at the bottom of the income ladder. Imagine you are the CEO of a small or medium-sized enterprise that employs minimum-wage workers. How would you react to news that the minimum wage would gradually increase to $15 an hour from… Read More When the minimum is too much

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Future perfect

By Aaron Watson Nicholas Negroponte sees hope for the retail sector, more disruption in the media industry, and internet access becoming a human right. Media disruptor, technology guru, futurist and entrepreneur Nicholas Negroponte has a simple focus when considering investment in a start-up – the person. While a strong idea, sound planning and a business development strategy are key indications of a start-up’s potential, when… Read More Future perfect

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Resilience

By Aaron Watson On 22 February 2011, Christchurch shook. Around 6,000 people were injured and 185 lost their lives. Five years on, three chartered accountants talk about the “new normal” for business and their commitment to re-invigorating their shattered city. Curtis Mitchell CA was studying towards his chartered accounting qualification and – in a strange… Read More Resilience