Business

Alex and Ken Sutherland of LifePlan Group

4 Key Ingredients To Family Business Success

Balancing work lives with personal lives can be difficult for those who work in family businesses. It’s easy to allow the personal to seep into the business and to allow business issues to creep into what should be private time. Father and son team, Ken and Alex Sutherland, explain how they’ve made it work as they manage an independent investment advisory firm together.


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A Solution to the Global Financial Crisis

Nations around the world are reeling from one financial crisis after another. Iceland, one of the world’s richest nations, has gone bankrupt, unable to pay back its external debt. Other European countries are not far…



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Cut Corners On Safety At Your Financial Peril

In some jobs and in some industries, it doesn’t really matter what you do, you’re not likely to hurt anyone. An artist who creates bad paintings simply doesn’t sell those paintings. No matter how bad…



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Lifelock – Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep

The identity-theft prevention company Lifelock is so confident its system works, it offers a $1 million guarantee to its customers. The CEO of Lifelock backs up his claim by publishing his own US Social Security…



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Don’t Say It If You Don’t Mean It

From Random Notions’ Business At The Speed Of Stupid file. During the 2007 Juno Awards in Saskatoon, a CTV producer approached a couple in their seats, Steve Ryde and Vanessa Thomas, and asked if they’d…


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No Such Thing As Bad Publicity?

From Random Notions’ Business At The Speed Of Stupid file. They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. In a way, that may be true. Take the new movie, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon…


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Ford Sees Red

From Random Notion’s Business At The Speed Of Stupid. You don’t last 103 years by being stupid. But you don’t lose $12.7 billion by being smart. Ford Motor Co. has done both. Ford is hemorrhaging…


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Another Bank Loses Your Data

One more entry in Random Notions’ Business At The Speed Of Stupid file. When banks transport money, they usually do so using armored trucks and armed guards. There’s a lookout posted when the stop. They…