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Look who’s talking

Until recently, boards and shareholders rarely met behind closed doors. But that trend is changing—and in the process, both groups are learning that direct dialogue can be a valuable step to better governance
By Robert Thompson
March 25th, 2011

Three year ago, Stephen Griggs, executive director of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, began requesting meetings with directors who hold key roles on the boards of some of Canada’s largest publicly traded businesses. The action followed a process already … Continue reading

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Best practices at dawn

It turns out competition isn't just the lifeblood of the marketplace. It's also the mother of innovation in Canadian corporate reporting
By Dana Lacey
December 25th, 2010

Acceptance speeches at awards events are rarely quotable, rarer still when the awards are recognizing excellence in corporate reporting. But there was a moment at this year’s gathering for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants 59th annual Corporate Reporting Awards … Continue reading

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In every medium you’re the message

All senior company leaders should have a story to tell and the wherewithal to deliver it—whether the audience is investors, reporters, regulators or other stakeholders
By Celia Milne
December 25th, 2010

Imagine this. You’ve just been named CEO at a large-cap company. It’s a natural step for you; you’ve run several progressively bigger corporations and you have a great track record. You’re smart, educated, experienced and terrific on your feet. The … Continue reading

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Have tablet, will travel

If you’ve reached the point where you’re mainlining print and electronic documents, Apple’s new iPad raises interesting possibilities
By Danny Bradbury
June 25th, 2010

Well, it’s finally here. Apple’s iPad— the most anticipated tablet since Moses spoke to the Big Guy—was introduced way back in January and finally started shipping in the U.S. in April, with Canada’s launch scheduled for late May. But is … Continue reading

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How the E-readers stack up

Sidebar to "Have tablet, will travel"
By Listed Staff
June 25th, 2010

The iPad is more than an e-reader. But that’s the new market in which it first stands. And it’s a market that’s exploding. American wholesale e-book sales rose to US$55.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, up from US$16.8 … Continue reading

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Review: Management strategies for the cloud revolution

Management strategies for the cloud revolution
By Listed Staff
June 25th, 2010

McGraw-Hill Ryerson May 2010 Bring up cloud computing in a group of people and you’ll find reaction falls into three camps: those who swear it’s a cosmic game- changer; those who sneer it’s the latest over- hyped flavour of the … Continue reading

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