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Time to Panic: 10 Best Practices for navigating through a crisis

Illustration Pete RyanKnock, knock.Knock, knock?BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM! Dude, I know you’re in there! I need you to open the door and talk to me. Look, I …

Communicate

Networking for Introverts and Misanthropes

… And for other awesome people who will never work a room<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs writer. She can be reached …

Talking Across the Generation Gap: Respect is a two-way street

How millennials and boomers keep missing the point<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs writer. She can be reached at …

Be a Quitter

Sure it’s against your nature, but quitting might also be the right thing to do<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs …

The Remote Future

More and more people are working from where they want and when they want<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs writer. She …

How to build a great team by understanding how others think

The way you turn that potential for conflict and miscommunication into mega-productivity and innovation is by teaching all the team members how other …

The Art And Science Of The Business Plan

It’s hugely important, easy enough to do and frequently overlooked<p>by Marzena Czarnecka<p>I’ve been making the assumption in this column – you may have …

Riding The Wave Of Technological Change

When it comes to developing a tech-savvy workforce, leadership is coming from the grassroots<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal …

Star Search: Five steps to skilling up your employees

How to liberate employees from dead-end jobs, and why you’ll regret it if you don’t<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs …

Motivating a 21st Century Workforce

‘The beatings will stop once morale has improved,’ just won’t cut it<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs writer. She can …

Sweating the Big Stuff

Stop putting out the fires and start strategizing<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs writer. She can be reached at …

Challenging the status quo in the Canadian workplace

A company's competitive advantage comes from those who don't put up with the status quo<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal …

Five principles for managing a PR disaster

When your reputation’s under attack, be brave, be honest and be open<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs writer. She can …

Healthy, Happy, Productive You: How to take care of yourself and make it pay

Here's how you can take charge in 2014<p>Marzena Czarnecka is a Calgary-based business and legal affairs writer. She can be reached at …

Stockwatch 2014 Chart

Sure, The stock market has been a nightmare in recent months, but that’s happened before. It will bottom out and start to rise again. The trick is to …

Stock Markets

Four on the Floor: Talking stocks with four top analysts

Collateral damage <br>Bill Bonner, President, portfolio manager and managing director, Brickburn Asset Management <br>Photograph Chris WedmanLast year, …

Investing

Time to Double Down

Everyone in Alberta lives with the problem daily. Our fortunes are latched to the stormy rise and fall of oil and gas, and that includes our …

Venture Capital

Empire of Deceit: The Lucid Group

Illustration Josh HolinatyWith great opportunity comes great temptation. Alberta has had a hot economy for years, and there’s money flying around. …

Investing

A Fool and His Money

The notorious Platinum Equities scam came to a sort-of conclusion in Septmber, with the Alberta Securities Commission levying a $1.15-­million fine …

Home Wealth, National Health

We sure love our houses in Canada. Nearly 10 million of us own our home, or about 70 per cent of the adult population. For comparison, many western …

Real Estate

The allure of a recreational property

The allure of a vacation property – peaceful, luxurious, warm, whatever you’re looking for – can be powerful. If you’re a skier, perhaps you want a …

Western Canada

Stockwatch 2013 Chart

Click on column heads to sort by that data<br>Click on company names to see today's Google Finance data<p>1<p>1.3<p>6.3<p>13.3<p>11.9<p>17.4<p>55,132,233,728<p>39,223,000,064<p>2<p>2.2<p>…

The Best in the Business: Leo de Bever

AIMCo’s chief executive shares his thoughts on what’s ahead for investors in 2014<p>Leo de Bever might be the best money manager in Canada. His record …

The Biggest Losers: Meet three men who had a worse year than you did on the markets

Think you had a bad year on the markets? These guys did worse, way worse<p>by Eric Blair<p>As far as tenures at the top go, Thorsten Heins’ has to be seen …

How to juice your returns, crush the market and grow your net worth without breaking a sweat

Ready to take a serious look at your portfolio? We're here to help<p>by Max Fawcett<p>Maybe you’ve finally paid off those student loans and are ready to …

Experts say 2014 could be a volatile year on the markets

If there’s one thing that you can count on in 2014, it’s more volatility<p>by Max Fawcett<p>At least, that’s the word from Craig Alexander, the TD Bank …

Seven Up: Some of Canada's sharpest money managers give us their energy sector picks

Seven Up: Some of Canada’s sharpest money managers give us their energy sector picks<p>Read on to learn what the best minds in the energy industry are …

(Non)-Buyer’s Remorse: How should you invest in 2014?

You missed the rally. Now what?<p>by Max Fawcett<p>It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In 2013, stock markets around the world rallied – …

Pipeline Dialogue

Slide Show: All Along the Gateway