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Show entries from: March 2012 returned 234 result(s).

Ontario Selling Eight Government Buildings

Published: 3/24/2012 12:21:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Focused On Eliminating The Deficit While Protecting Health Care and Education

Ontario is selling eight government-owned buildings across the province, freeing up valuable taxpayers' dollars to be invested in health care and education...'

Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

Published: 3/24/2012 12:18:00 PM - Author: none
'Ontario has chosen to take a new approach to regional transportation in northeastern Ontario by winding down the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC).

This decision will allow the government to protect investments in northerners' health and education systems while balancing the budget by 2017-18...'

Moving Clean Energy Forward, Creating Jobs

Published: 3/24/2012 12:16:00 PM - Author: none
'McGuinty Government Takes Steps to Ensure Successful Renewable Energy Program

Ontario is moving ahead with its clean energy program, taking immediate steps to ensure the long-term sustainability of renewable energy while creating more jobs, lowering prices and giving communities a greater say...'

5 Kinds of Innovators: Which One Are You?

Published: 3/24/2012 12:13:00 PM - Author: none
'When Forbes surveyed over 1,200 European business executives about their attitudes, beliefs, priorities and behaviors, five general personality types emerged, all showing strong innovative qualities. Do you see yourself in one?...'

How to Get an Idea for a New Business

Published: 3/24/2012 12:11:00 PM - Author: none
'When entrepreneur Jason Nazar wanted a new idea for his business, he turned to the method which produced the idea for Twitter, a website you may have heard of. But before there was Twitter, there was Odeo. And when its founder, Evan Williams, decided the company needed a fresh start, he broke his employees into small groups and gave them a week to generate a fresh idea. Jack Dorsey came back with Twitter and the rest, as they say, is history. When Nazar implemented the same strategy, his employees returned with a similarly unique idea which is now under development...'

Why Working for a Corporation Is Better than a Start Up

Published: 3/24/2012 12:09:00 PM - Author: none
'Who wouldn't like to, at least in principle, strike out on their own and control their own destiny? That is the dream of the start up, and while the small, agile business may have more cultural caché at the moment, having a job at a corporation can teach you about leadership and innovation in ways that start ups cannot. At a start up, you must learn to disrupt others' business plans. At a corporation, you must learn to disrupt your own business plans, which emphasizes the important skill of self-examination and self-criticism...'

Studies Say Women Make Start Ups Successful

Published: 3/24/2012 12:06:00 PM - Author: none
'Diversity will prove a good investment for your start up, say a string of new studies, particularly if you are a small group of people that includes at least one woman. While you might assume that having a crack team of super-intelligent workers is the best path to success, a study recently published in Science shows that team performance correlates rather weakly with the average intelligence of its members. Much more predictive of success was a group's 'social sensitivity', something at odds with autocratic authority in the workplace...'

The New Rules of Innovation

Published: 3/24/2012 12:03:00 PM - Author: none
'In a new book, author Vijay Vaitheeswaran argues that the rules of innovation have changed and that we need to consider bottom-up solutions to the world's top-down problems. It is essential to empower citizens to change the world directly, which is currently happening in the third world through advances in mobile communications and micro-credit, rather than rely on cumbersome government projects...'

Number of women in senior management falls in Canada: Grant Thornton

Published: 3/24/2012 12:00:00 PM - Author: none
'The proportion of Canadian women in senior management roles fell three per cent this year, while that number rose in Europe, according to a recent report.

The proportion of Canadian women in senior management positions declined from 28 per cent in 2011 to 25 per cent this year,...'

Labour shortages still a concern for industrial, commercial and institutional construction contractors, survey finds

Published: 3/24/2012 11:41:00 AM - Author: none
'Ontario’s industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) construction contractors remain positive about their fortunes in 2012, although less so than recent years, and labour shortages are a growing concern, according to a recent survey...'
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