Royalty Heights in Charlottetown was supposed to set a new standard in the city’s residential realty market, with more than 500 new ‘quality controlled’ homes built at a total cost of $170 million. Instead, the project collapsed into bankruptcy, owing millions. What happened? The statement …

The Resuscitator At 22, Andrew Bell joined The Bell Group, the firm his grandfather founded in 1933, and promptly launched what would become a career-encompassing habit: transforming businesses – as industry landscapes were changing. Today the diversified Newfoundland-based firm has operations across Atlantic Canada, including …

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May 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

Two if by sea What is the thing to do when you’re entertaining visitors from out of province, or better, from outside of Atlantic Canada? I’ve been asked this a few times lately and I say the answer is this: take them to see the …

How to infiltrate China’s close knit business culture – and win The way he talks, you’d think Lee Tseng was an old corporate warhorse, perhaps even a seasoned travelling salesman you might happen to meet in a hotel bar. Someone always ready with a story, …

A one-time fundraising idea blossoms into a full-time business helping generate cash for charities It started as a one-off, a way to boost the profile of his adventure-racing company, and maybe do some good in the process. Now the business spawned by that initial event …

He was a boy from war-torn Lebanon who spoke barely a word of English when he alighted on Halifax’s shore in 1976. He dreamed of a better life and prevailed to become a commercial and community leader in one of Canada’s bastions of Anglophone influence. …

Economic news is rarely a harbinger of good fortune. From rising tax rates and fiscal deficits to outmigration and energy woes, it would be easy to climb aboard the naysaying bandwagon, and accept whatever future falls in our path. But that’s not how we roll …

Why do we do this? Because of our proud determination to share the successes of Atlantic Canadian innovation and creativity, to promote our regional work ethic and entrepreneurial prowess to an international audience. They say 13 is an unlucky number. I beg to differ. This …

Every election is a leap of faith, a test of the proposition that we do actually enjoy the democracy we deserve. Do the men and women we select for high office understand the solemn obligation they owe in return for their fat salaries and even …

To be visionary, an initiative must be imaginative and unique to competing jurisdictions. It must also be sustainable absent subsidies, require broad-based public support and have an effective communications plan. People must understand and believe in what they are being asked to support. Furthermore, any such initiative …

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