Darren Snyder

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Why the oil crash is bad for Canadian house prices

The “virtuous circles” of rising oil prices, higher incomes and booming house prices, are about to turn “vicious”<p>As the collapse in oil prices picked …

Six productivity apps you’ll never want to be without

Optimize your inbox<p>Boomerang<p>I love using Boomerang even more than I love <i>saying</i> “Boomerang.” This plugin has changed my entire e-mail behavior. It’s a genius tool that adds a “send later” button to your messages, allowing you to schedule your e-mails to go out at a chosen time in the future. It also …

Stop Trying to Control People or Make Them Happy

Whether you’ve heard of them or not, two gurus from the early 20th century still dominate management thinking and practice — to our detriment. It has been more than 100 years since Frederick Taylor, an American engineer working in the steel business, published his seminal work on the principles of …

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios:<p>You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many candidates. We …

Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Gallup has found that one of the most important decisions companies make is simply whom they name manager. Yet our analysis suggests that they usually get it wrong. In fact, Gallup finds that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time.<p>Bad managers cost …

Tax filing tips to relieve the financial cost of parenthood

<i>Tim Cestnick is president of</i> WaterStreet Family Offices<i>, and author of several tax and personal finance books.</i> tcestnick@waterstreet.ca<p>If there's one thing I understand all too well, it's the cost of having kids. Last weekend, our daughter approached my wife with a request: " Mom, can I have …

TransCanada says no issue with Keystone pipeline

(Reuters) - TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) said on Thursday there was no issue with the 590,000-barrel-per-day Hardisty, Alberta, to Steele City, Nebraska, leg of its Keystone XL crude oil pipeline system, but it is dealing with a power outage at a third party facility.<p>The outage was not expected to …

The gang of four that can make or break a manager

<i>Excerpt from</i> The Case of the Missing Cutlery: A Leadership Course for the Rising Star <i>by Kevin Allen © 2014. Reprinted with permission of Bibliomotion Books + Media.</i><p>Having been awarded my first serious management job at McCann Erickson, with the remembered admonition that I would be "dinner …

Petronas triples gas reserve estimates for B.C. joint venture

A joint venture led by Malaysia's state-owned Petronas has tripled its estimates for natural gas reserves in northeastern British Columbia as the group ramps up efforts to export energy to Asia.<p>The North Montney Joint Venture (NMJV), led by Petronas's Progress Energy Canada Ltd. unit, said Friday …

Vermilion boosting Alberta resource assets

Vermilion Energy Inc. has amassed sizable positions in key Alberta oil and gas resource plays and it is looking to add more through acquisition, the company's chief executive says.<p>Vermilion, which also has operations in Europe and Australia, may take advantage of some of the Western Canadian …

Goldboro natural gas project gets environmental approval

An environmental review has backed a multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas megaproject that could create thousands of jobs in Guysborough …

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