Hurricane Sandy affecting Etobicoke

A street typically bustling with pedestrians is quiet amidst weather warnings of Hurricane Sandy “Well, I usually walk to the grocery store after work, but today, I called my dad for a drive.”  Tells an Etobicoke local. And she’s not the only one changing her plans.  With threats of 100 kph wind gusts and hundredsContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy affecting Etobicoke”

Google and Facebook–no friend to Groupon

Since 2008, aggregate coupon company Groupon has made a big name for itself.  According to Knowledge@Warton, this Chicago-based company is set to bring in $3-$4 billion in revenue this year alone.  That’s about $2 billion more than Facebook pulled in for 2010. But success doesn’t come without imitators.  There’s Wagjag, and Living Social to nameContinue reading “Google and Facebook–no friend to Groupon”

Shopping, as good as porn!

“I get such a rush when I find a deal!” Shopaholic everywhere can relate to that statement–but do you know what that “rush” is equivalent to?  A recent study at the University of Westminster finds that special offers ignite the same level of emotional excitement that someone experiences from sexual arousal. The study says thatContinue reading “Shopping, as good as porn!”

How embracing social media can save your business

A big, established corporation doesn’t need social media–it’s just for the small, new companies, right? Unfortunately, the recent “wheelchair incident” with our nation’s most popular airline proves just the opposite. Air Canada suffered a huge lashing via Twitter the other day because of a disabled boy’s broken wheel chair.  The boy’s aunt had tweeted:  “So.Continue reading “How embracing social media can save your business”

a hockey coach gets his way

“The coach is so respected. Your parents send you away and say, ‘Do what he says.’ At that age, you listen. That’s your first step if you want to play pro.” Sheldon Kennedy is a former NHL hockey player. In 1996 Kennedy stepped forward with complaints of sexual abuse by his former junior level hockeyContinue reading “a hockey coach gets his way”