Global Leaders

The Business Leadership Podcast: Christopher O’Donnell, HubSpot’s SVP of Product

Building and growing a creative and diverse team can give huge positive results to an organization.  But the questions of maintainability and scalability of these teams can also be a very big challenge for any business leader. In this episode, Edwin talks with HubSpot’s SVP of Product, Christophe ...

Honoring a Canadian Pension Pioneer

The Canadian Business Hall of Fame recently welcomed four noteworthy companions and among them, Claude Lamoureux, the inaugural CEO of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan:In recognition and celebration of their lifetime achievements, four exceptional business leaders will be inducted as Companions ...

Will the Fed lose its patience this week?

All eyes will be on this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting — especially the statement (whether the central bank will retain its “patient” stance) and the “dot plot” (which charts the outlook for interest rates). The June 18-19 Fed meeting is very important because market expecta ...

Allergies, obesity and more: outdoor play is best medicine for kids

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promotes it and so should parents across Canada, because getting your kids outside to play is not only good for their independence and self-sufficiency, outdoor play has tonnes of mental, physical and social health benefits, to boot. “When you’re outside and your p ...

Finding and turning your flywheel

Good to Great is one of those iconic business books that every founder, CEO and business leader should read at some point. In the book Jim Collins identifies eight common traits that “good to great” companies share. It has been a decade since the book was published, and not every company that ...

UK Parliament narrowly rejects a Labour,Lib Dem and Green backed motion to rule out Parliament approving a crash out Brexit: vote is 309 against 298 for.

Held in the middle of a Tory leadership race that will choose the next prime minister the vote will probably cheer up Boris Johnson and other Tory leadership candidates who insist that Britain leave by October 31st deal or no deal. A major business group in Britain, the CBI has warned that such a cr ...

How HOOPP's Jim Keohane Beat the Crisis

Chris Butera of Chief Investment Officer wrote a very nice profile on HOOPP's CEO Jim Keohane and how he saved the plan from the Great Recession by noticing problems ahead of time:Jim Keohane, the outgoing president and chief executive officer of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), has ...

Central banks provide a silver lining to the escalating trade war

A collective sigh of relief was expelled on Friday evening as U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would indefinitely suspend the planned imposition of tariffs on Mexico – which was set to go into effect on June 10. Markets have entered “risk on” mode, given that the crisis was averted. H ...

The month of May was a ‘game-changer’ for markets

It’s the beginning of June, and I haven’t been this happy to welcome a new month in a very long time. I suspect many investors and market watchers have that same feeling. May was brutal for markets — but it was more than just that. The month of May was, in my opinion, a game-changer. So much ...

What does the fragmented parliamentary election mean for Europe?

All eyes were on Europe this past week. First, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation. Then the European parliamentary elections took place. Here are the key takeaways from a momentous week for the European continent. As May exits, anything could happen with Brexit After having h ...