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Trump’s failed coup: what it means

Lesson Plans   |   January 19, 2021

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Adrian Morrow reviews the events of January 6th, when an armed mob of President Trump’s supporters broke into the US Capitol in Washington, DC, with the goal of seizing the seat of power to overturn... read more

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How to spot opportunity in a crisis

Lesson Plans   |   January 15, 2021

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This article recounts the growth of Cargojet and how its founder was able to navigate the opportunities brought about by the pandemic.... read more

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How entrepreneurs can adapt to survive

Lesson Plans   |   January 12, 2021

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This article consists of a group of five case studies demonstrating how entrepreneurs have pivoted to adapt and thrive through the pandemic.... read more

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Climate commitments: will these steps work?

Lesson Plans   |   January 8, 2021

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This article examines the government’s recent proposals to address the challenge of meeting its Paris Agreement commitments.... read more

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How to preserve a fragile thing - trust

Lesson Plans   |   January 4, 2021

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This article identifies three essentials in developing trust – communicating consistently, transparently and authentically – and suggests that uncertainty has some positive aspects.... read more

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Vaccines: the remarkable success story

Lesson Plans   |   December 18, 2020

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[NOTE: This article pre-dates recent announcements of vaccine approvals]  Robyn Urback reports on the challenges in convincing people to take the COVID vaccine when it becomes available. She notes that only around 50 per cent... read more

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How Joe Biden became the man he is

Lesson Plans   |   December 17, 2020

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Adrian Morrow presents a biographical overview of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, highlighting his preference for the middle ground, neither far right nor far left on the political spectrum. The article describes Mr. Biden’s character in... read more

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What drives people to be entrepreneurs?

Lesson Plans   |   December 11, 2020

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This article describes seven different mindsets that motivate individuals to become entrepreneurs.... read more

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Understanding intellectual property

Lesson Plans   |   December 8, 2020

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This article explores how a company refocuses and the value of patents to an organization and the country.... read more

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Quebec’s electrifying challenge to Canada

Lesson Plans   |   December 4, 2020

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This article examines Quebec’s stated position of banning gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and the implications that statement has for the rest of Canada.... read more

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Career choice is daunting; here’s help

Lesson Plans   |   December 1, 2020

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This article examines how the five W’s (who, what, where, when and why) can give a person direction and meaning to their careers. It also explores how lives tend to be broken into two stages.... read more

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How democracies and authoritarian states differ

Lesson Plans   |   November 26, 2020

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Mark MacKinnon analyzes the unusual post-U.S. election phenomenon of western democracies endorsing Mr. Biden’s victory, while more authoritarian states so far have not.... read more

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How the U.S. election result affects Canada

Lesson Plans   |   November 23, 2020

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John Ibbitson suggests there will be mostly pluses but a few minuses for Canada as a result of the U.S. election. He notes a majority of Canadians—72%–welcomed Joe Biden’s victory, but cautions that Democrat administrations... read more

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How to analyse a value proposition

Lesson Plans   |   November 19, 2020

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This is an excellent article with which to explore the real estate sales market and compare and contrast value propositions.... read more

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How to plot the life cycle of a product

Lesson Plans   |   November 16, 2020

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This article discusses a buyout undertaken in order to acquire a brand and also illustrates how the pandemic can impact an industry.... read more

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