Browsing All posts tagged under »Jean Fourastie«

Avoiding the dot.com bust: Why India’s new eCommerce boom isn’t a bubble by Jon Hansen

January 9, 2015

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We are all likely familiar with the term those who fail to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. There is also the saying that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”  Just as an interesting aside, Albert Einstein is often times given credit for making this observation, […]

Is eCommerce bad for the economy? by Jon Hansen

October 2, 2014

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The other day I received an interesting phone call from Daniel Blaise who, after reading my coverage of the emerging eCommerce world, wondered if I had ever considered the possible downside of this “new” global reality. Downside? How could there be a downside? Blaise is the founder of nearest.com, which was established as a means […]

Focus on building relationships that create sustainable value in Canada key to CF-18 Hornet replacement contract (Part 1) by Andy Akrouche

March 21, 2013

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Editor’s Note: The following article is from the Relational Contracting Intelligence blog by Andy Akrouche. Given the high profile debate surrounding Canada’s failed F-35 fighter jet acquisition, the timing of Akrouche’s article could not be better. “I am not pro or against the technology, I just want to build value in Canada. So let’s take […]

The CATA Press Release RE Their 116 Campaign: A Just Cause Lost in a Sea of Self-Serving Rhetoric

December 1, 2009

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Canada’s venture capital industry is in trouble. That industry is seriously underfunded, while Canada’s emerging technology and life sciences companies are so capital-starved they risk being uncompetitive in the North American market. At the same time, much needed and sought after US capital that could richly fund that industry and those companies is being blocked […]

Is Canada really rich in natural resources?: Calculating the effects of Foreign Ownership

September 13, 2009

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In Toronto, CBC business reporter Jeannie Lee said there is a great deal at stake for Canada — and especially for southern Ontario, where Canada’s steel industry is concentrated and where the global slump has already gutted the auto industry. Canadian steel plants produced almost 16 million tonnes of steel in 2007, employing about 32,000 […]

Buy American: Establishing Artificial Boundaries or Removing Unwanted Barriers?

September 6, 2009

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“This idea of international free trade is a fallacy. We don’t need free trade. We need smart trade . . . Even Canada is not truly a free trade partner. Their regulations require broadcasters use a specified percentage of Canadian-produced programming. That’s protectionism, and to deny it is to be the patsy to foreign governments […]