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Prevention Decreases Demands On the Healthcare System

Provincial Ministers of Health and Ministers of Finance seek to “bend the health care cost curve” but year after year, provincial budgets bend the cost curve in the wrong direction, adding [...]

It’s Time Canada Had an Official Poverty Line

Poverty is hard to measure. There are many aspects besides living on low income, including having disabilities or costly health problems, not being able to find decent housing, not being able to [...]

What Did You Say?

I once read a report from the Harvard Business Review which examined the way leaders speak to the people who work for them. It started out by asking when was the last time you said some of the [...]

Canadians Have More Than One Million Unnecessary Medical Tests, Treatments and Procedures Each Year

Each year, there are at least one million unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures done in Canadian health care settings. This means that hundreds of thousands of Canadians are exposed to [...]

The Electric Car Revolution

The phenomenon of the electric vehicle is one that has managed to capture the imagination of creative thinkers for many years but that captive imagination has never led to success in the [...]

Now is the Time for Canadian Businesses To Become GDPR-Compliant

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect. If businesses haven’t already taken the necessary steps to comply with the rules, they could be in big [...]

Medicine is Not Just a Science, It’s An Art

Many people see physicians as experts in “the science” of medicine. In my three decades of practising as a family physician, I have learned that being an expert in “the art” of medicine is of [...]

Raising Capital Isn’t Everything

When is the right time to raise money? That’s probably one of the most common questions that I get asked by entrepreneurs. There is a process I go through when deciding whether to spend my time [...]

Hiring For Fit – The New Debate

For years, organizations have been advised to pay close attention to ‘cultural fit’ in their hiring practices. Paying attention to a potential employee’s fit with your organization, [...]

What Do You Really Do?

I asked a group of 100 entrepreneurs and business owners the following question: What do you do? Their answers were not what I thought they would be. The majority of them replied with: 1) “I am [...]

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