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New mom Serena Williams had to talk her hospital staff through saving her life

Serena Williams, the world’s greatest tennis player and new mother, graces the cover of Vogue magazine for February, together with her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, who at three months is the youngest Vogue cover model ever. And she can already list one Grand Slam win, while still in …

"If You're Not Paying for It, You're the Product"

This blog is free in monetary terms. I don't pay a fee to an internet company; readers don't pay a fee to me. The costs are mainly in terms of time: …

The Undertaker’s License

Adam Smith warned that “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy …

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

Step into any college lecture hall and you are likely to find a sea of students typing away at open, glowing laptops as the professor speaks. But you won’t see that when I’m teaching.<p>Though I make a few exceptions, I generally ban electronics, including laptops, in my classes and research …

A mission for journalism in a time of crisis

‘No former period, in the history of our Country, has been marked by the agitation of questions of a more important character than those which are now claiming the attention of the public.” So began the announcement, nearly 200 years ago, of a brand-new newspaper to be published in Manchester, …

Journalism

Stade olympique: un nouveau toit «démontable»

(Québec) Le gouvernement Couillard a donné le feu vert au remplacement de la toile du Stade olympique. On a opté pour un toit souple, une …

Bruce Springsteen On Broadway Comes With An Economics Lesson

The hottest ticket on Broadway is for a one-of-a-kind, one-man-show. For a limited time, Bruce Springsteen is playing songs and telling stories in a 960-seat theatre. And those lucky fans are now learning a valuable, Nobel Prize Winning economics lesson. Something called: The Endowment …

As Amazon Moves In, Demand for Warehouse Space Climbs

For the modest warehouse, this is a golden age.<p>Boxy, unadorned and often overlooked, these properties are suddenly in hot demand in many parts of the country, thanks in part to a rise in e-commerce as consumer shopping habits move online. Retailers like Amazon and Walmart are snapping up space once …

When biased data holds a potentially deadly flaw

Last week, I visited the Wellcome Trust’s Genome Campus, a verdant patch of land in Cambridgeshire, where otters and bats inhabit the woods …

Economists Have No Use for Republican Tax Cuts

They don't boost growth; they just add to deficits.<p>One popular misconception about economists is that they love tax cuts. This is certainly the impression one gets from listening to folks on the political left. Books such as James Kwak’s “Economism” chronicle historical episodes where economic …

Mindfulness… Then What?

A client of mine, who is a doctor, recounted a story where a patient of his came back to his hospital weeks after he had been seen. His patient was …

Philippe Couillard adopte une rhétorique guerrière contre Boeing

Le premier ministre québécois, Philippe Couillard, est sur le pied de guerre. Il a mobilisé le réseau diplomatique québécois afin de forcer l’<i>«</i> …

Bombardier s'envole en Bourse: quelqu'un sait quelque chose...

<b>Décision américaine, Chine, Siemens? L'action de Bombardier (Tor., BBD.B) a soudainement bondi en cours de séance. Il s'est de toute évidence passé</b> …

Exclusive: The Authors of Blue Ocean Strategy Reveal How They Sold 4M Copies

I don’t remember who originally told me to read <i>Blue Ocean Strategy</i> but I’m glad they did because this simple recommendation would substantially shape …

Trustworthy Signals

<b>David DeSteno</b>, professor of psychology at Northeastern University, explains the research behind his article, "Who Can You Trust?"

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L’entrepreneuriat émergent toujours en forte croissance

<b>L’intention d’entreprendre est à la hausse, tout comme la capacité des Québécois à identifier des occasions d’affaires dans leur région. Qui plus</b> …

PODCAST | Pas ce soir chéri(e), j'ai mal à la tête

<b>Les Dérangeants prennent un verre avec la sommelière de renommée internationale Véronique Rivest, qui a développé son flair entrepreneurial en</b> …

Au prix offert pour Jean Coutu, Metro aura besoin de synergies de 100M$

<b>Pour rentabiliser l’achat de 4,5 milliards du Groupe Jean Coutu, Metro aurait besoin de réaliser des synergies d’au moins 100 millions de dollars.</b><p>Ces …

Dassault Systèmes acquiert l'américain Exa pour $400 mlns

(Actualisé avec communiqué de Dassault Systèmes)<p>PARIS, 28 septembre (Reuters) - Dassault Systèmes a annoncé jeudi le rachat de l'éditeur américain de …

Brazil Offshore Oil Drilling Rights Draw Interest at Auction

Brazil offered the world’s oil companies a chance to bid for drilling rights in its waters on Wednesday, and it declared the results encouraging.<p>The bidding, the first of nine rounds, was considered a test of investor confidence in President Michel Temer’s free-market initiatives. But it was also a …

En passe de fusionner avec Siemens, le patron d'Alstom regrette le "patriotisme mal placé"

Henri Poupart-Lafarge se veut rassurant alors que la fusion annoncée des branches ferroviaires du français Alstom et de Siemens suscite des craintes …

Boeing takes off on a flight of hypocrisy against Bombardier

“WE WON’T do business with a company that is busy trying to sue us.” So said an uncharacteristically stern Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, …

UK warns Boeing it could lose contracts over Bombardier dispute

The government has warned aircraft manufacturer Boeing it could lose UK defence contracts over its part in a US decision to slap punitive tariffs of 219% on rival Bombardier, in a dispute that threatens to sour trade relations between London and Washington.<p>Theresa May said she was “bitterly …

Great Britain

Older Entrepreneurs: an Untapped Resource?

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Metro veut acheter Jean Coutu

Les rapprochements entre l’alimentation et la pharmacie gagnent en intensité. Le Groupe Jean Coutu a annoncé qu’il acceptait l’offre d’acquisition de …

Metro hopes Jean Coutu takeover will help counter e-commerce competition

Amazon.com Inc.'s acquisition of Whole Foods has the retail grocery industry quaking in the aisles, and with good reason.<p>With the $13.7-billion (U.S.) deal, fear has spread among traditional food outlets, and their investors, that the business will get buried in a wave of inexpensive and efficient …

3 ways you can learn economics without going back to school

Perhaps you've gone to university and don't want to go back, or perhaps you haven't but still yearn to know more about the subject.<p>The good news is that there are plenty of ways to pick up a self-made education in economics, even if you don't want to learn the maths or go back to school.<p>Here are …