We seem to confuse diversification of our economy with heating our homes and fueling our transportation. Natural gas is in abundance and has proven to be an efficient, affordable and reliable source of heat and fuel. Until recently, it was also seen as clean energy. After all, we are replacing our coal fired plants with […]
Are you the architect of your own career? Or better still, do you work for a reinventor? You don’t have to work for a startup company to enjoy open communication, creative problem solving and a flat organizational hierarchy. Read on to find out why reinventors are now the real-deal when it comes to employment and […]
Petroleum can make up to 6,000 products. A barrel of oil is about 42 gallons, making up 19.4 gallons of gasoline. More than half of the oil is used to make natural gas and petroleum. They can be used in electricity generation. Petroleum is used to make plastic, which in turn is used to make […]
Gires, the previous Total (a French energy company with operations in Canada) CEO, says water (a scarce resource) management is as important as gas and oil extracted from the ground. With increased population and climate change, water increasingly becomes a scarce resource. Swirltex, a startup business based in Edmonton, has developed a technology that has […]
Assessment is top of mind for anyone recruiting candidates. The tools to assess have evolved substantially over the last 20 years. Better interviewing techniques and in-depth personality profiling via a variety of psychological tests are now mainstream in the evaluation process. One tool of assessment, however, that is critical to assessment is more and more […]
In the midst of economic uncertainty, Deborah Yedlin argues that Alberta has the potential to sustain an improved economy. She admits it will take time but points out the education and affordable talent that make their home in Calgary, including scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs. She discusses the potential for Alberta of diversification, connections between industries, […]
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