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Full Speed Ahead • How worried should we be about artificial intelligence?
Training Ground • Once upon a time, work placements were a guaranteed foot in the door, but Covid wiped out most of these opportunities for students. Now that they’re back, what place do internships—remote, hybrid or in person—have in a post-pandemic workscape?
A New Sole Purpose • Christal Earle’s sustainable footwear brand, Brave Soles, is creating a better planet, one step at a time
VIVA LA DIVA • Carinne Chambers-Saini co-founded the period-care company Diva from her parents’ basement. Now, its star product is the Kleenex of menstrual cups.
FIVE THINGS SHE LOVES • Here are Chambers-Saini’s sources of inspiration
Net Gains • The NBA just opened its Courtside Restaurant in Toronto, a first in the league’s expansion into hospitality
In the Bag • As Canada bans the sale of single-use plastics this year, grocery stores are replacing their plastic bags with… plastic bags
Growth Mindset • Gardening tools have gotten an upgrade, enabling pandemic hobbyists to become bona fide green thumbs in a snap
Game Time • Fro m ancient Egyptian senet to modern-day role playing, board games have evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry
ELEMENTS OF STYLE • E-commerce pioneer SSENSE is redefining how a digital-first company comes together IRL
CB INNOVATION AWARDS 2023 • THE BEST OF THE BEST
PIPE DREAMS • Ever since Elon Musk first floated the idea of a hyperloop—a vacuum-tube-train network that’s faster, greener and cheaper than air travel—companies around the world have been racing to develop this utopian world-changing technology. Will Toronto-based TransPod get there first?
HACK JOB • By day, Sébastien Vachon-Desjardins worked for the Canadian government. At night, he was a star hacker in a Russian ransomware group that attacked businesses, held their data hostage and extorted millions of dollars.
THE CB INNOVATION AWARDS • These 25 companies are taking risks that pay off for customers, employees and shareholders—and set new standards for ethical business practices. Here’s how they did it.
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STRATEGIES • Practical advice on how to tackle today’s biggest business challenges from leaders on the ground
How to Give Staff Unlimited Paid Time Off • Traffic-solutions company Miovision says open vacation time makes employees more productive
HOW TO LAUNCH A BUSINESS NEWSLETTER • The editor of Wealthsimple’s magazine wanted to offer useful news to engage existing and future clients
How to Encourage Employees to Return to the Office • Intelliware’s staff looks forward to face-to-face time with colleagues thanks to its social initiatives
HOW TO PITCH TO INVESTORS • Edmonton-founded Jobber recently closed a US$100-million funding round
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