People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web.
Kitchener - Mary D’Alton, Chair of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce announced that Ian McLean will be the Chamber’s new President and Chief Executive Office effective October 5, 2010.
Adds New Investor in Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund
Kitchener-Waterloo - Covarity Inc., announced that it has received an additional $2.3 million in investment funding from BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada - , GrowthWorks , Tech Capital Partners, VentureLink Group of Funds and OETF (Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund). The funds will be used to execute the company’s growth plans to expand its presence in the U.S. financial services market.
Kitchener - The Board of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and its Director General, Alf Bogusky, are pleased to announce plans to facilitate a new era of leadership at KW|AG. Bogusky will be concluding more than nine years of transitional and transformative leadership at the Gallery, as of March 31, 2011.
WATERLOO Stephen Fielding, a PhD student at the University of Victoria, is the inaugural winner of the Gunn Award for best essay on international migration in Canada, to be presented Friday, Sept. 24 at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus.
Cambridge - Today the Solar Industry Networking Groups (SING) will hold the third in a series of events designed to foster the growing cluster of solar firms in the Waterloo Region. Sponsored by the City of Cambridge Economic Development Division and supported by Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc., the Manufacturing Innovation Network; the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo; and the Townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.
Waterloo - DALSA Corporation, announced yesterday that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange to acquire for cancellation, by way of a normal course issuer bid, up to 920,299 Common Shares of the Company, which, as of September 17, 2010, represent approximately 5% of the issued and outstanding shares. The Bid will commence on September 22, 2010 and expire on September 21, 2011.
Toronto Mark Fieder, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the company’s Ontario region, announced today that Tim Novak one of Toronto’s top commercial real estate brokers has joined Avison Young’s brokerage operations in Toronto.
A former UN water advisor is warning that water and sanitation should be much higher on the core MDG priority list given they are essential to reaching the other goals.
Ottawa - Prime Minister Stephen Harper, US President Barack Obama, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and more than 140 leaders have now gathered in New York City for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals summit, which runs September 20-22.
WTO - "World trade is expected to grow by a brisk 13.5 percent this year, a turnaround from a 12.2 percent drop in 2009, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Monday. This figure compares with a previous estimate of 9.5 percent in March, the global trade body said, and would set a record for expansion since data started being collected in 1950...." [Kyodo/Factiva]
This Year’s Report Examines Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness; Analyzes Correlation between Employee Confidence and Leadership Trust
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Kenexa Research Institute (KRI) has published its annual WorkTrends report. This sought-after body of research was presented for the first time yesterday at the company’s Fifth Annual World Conference.
Ottawa - Yesterday the FDA's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee finished two days of public hearings in Maryland on the safety of genetically engineered (GE) salmon: "The committee could not avoid pointing to serious problems with the science.
MONTREAL - During its 20th anniversary celebration bash attended by some 375 guests, the Quebec Technology Association (AQT) issued a strong call to action in support of the growth and commercialization of ICT companies. The Association took the opportunity to launch "Step into the AQT Accelerator" - a new positioning campaign that clearly confirms and highlights the Association's role as a driving force in the growth of the Quebec Information and Communications Technologies industry.
What is holding you back in your profession? Do you think that a stock boy can become a CEO? Does your office have a general sense of gloom, a malaise that spreads throughout departments, affecting productivity? Our attitudes towards work and the way we think and feel about certain concepts have direct results in the workplace.
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