Adam Chowaniec is not panicking—and not because he doesn’t understand the situation. The CEO of the small Ottawa high-tech firm, Tundra Semiconductor Corp., is in the middle of the kind of year that made his sector the blockbuster business story of the last decade.By Julian Beltrame6 min
For a contaminated property, 324 Cherry St. is a popular spot. The 5.3 hectares of scrubland, drenched in heavy metals from abandoned factories and squeezed between Toronto’s harbour and its downtown highways, has long been a secluded refuge for towtruck drivers looking to share a reefer, or prostitutes seeking to turn tricks.By John Nicol5 min
If there’s one thing everyone who ever attended high school has in common, its memories of the class smart-ass. They come in different sizes and genders, but share the same characteristics: they’re first to volunteer answers, never doubt their own wisdom, won’t consider other points of view and figure the way to win arguments is to talk louder and longer than anyone else.By Anthony Wilson-Smith4 min
Milton Friedman, the fabled University of Chicago economist, once pointed out that there are no business cycles, only ups and downs. The yo-yo performance of the stock market indicates nothing more serious than this: the hard-eyed investment brokers who populate Bay and Wall streets took leave of their senses over the past couple of years, pushing share values into the sky.By Peter C. Newman4 min
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