Venture Behind the Glass

Consumers are so bombarded with advertising that people who run focus groups are being forced to come up with new ways to extract information from consumers. One company chose participants with opposing views on a product and let them duel it out. Another company hired an anthropologist to follow individual consumers for a day. Used properly, focus groups can gain ...
  • 2000
  • 00:07:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2017

News in Review - April 1992 Beleaguered Newfoundland

Our second story on Newfoundland examines the ongoing economic crisis in that province, especially in the areas of cod stocks and the Hibernia project.
  • 1992
  • 00:13:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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Marketplace Best before: How supermarkets sell you old food

We rely on best before dates to make sure food is fresh and we don’t get sick. But how reliable are they? Supermarket insiders tell all and share common tricks some grocery stores use to give your favourite foods a second life.
  • 2015
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/19/2017

The National Big Gamble

Gambling used to be controlled by the underworld and was known as the "wages of sin". Now it's run by government in the name of deficit reduction, with most of the money coming from Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs). Some will have you believe it is just a harmless dollar or two spent on a dream while providing jobs, revenue and ...
  • 1997
  • 00:26:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Big money, big risk awaits pot businesses

CBC News' Peter Armstrong spoke to the CEO of Canada's leading pot company to talk about whether industry is ready to supply demand.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/06/2018

Venture Big Switcheroo: Boston Pizza

This popular business experiment places a waitress into the CEO’s spot at head office and wraps an apron around the boss to determine whether he can handle the daily pressure in the restaurant. Each of them learn helpful lessons during their hands-on experience in a new world. Melissa better understands the decisions head office has to make, while Michael gains ...
  • 2006
  • 00:43:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Big Switcheroo: VanCity

Does being the boss mean extended “working” lunches at posh restaurants, secretaries to organize meetings, huge expense accounts and luxurious company vehicles? Lisa Paille, a mother of two and an employee with VanCity, Canada’s largest credit union, gets the opportunity to see if she has what it takes to be the boss when she switches positions with Dave Mowat, CEO ...
  • 2005
  • 00:22:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 1994 Big-League Sports: Who Pays the Bill?

In this story we explore the sociological and economic implications of strikes in major league sports as well as issues relating to labour-management relations and conflict resolution.
  • 1994
  • 00:12:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1994

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Canadian Museum of Nature Biologist Jacqueline Madill shares her passion for studying aquatic life New

Jacqueline Madill has more than 40 years’ experience as a biologist and is passionate about her work studying aquatic life. She shared her journey as a scientist at a presentation for “Ignite”, a fast format for sharing stories.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

News in Review - April 2013 BlackBerry Fights Back

After years of declining market share, the makers of the popular BlackBerry launch a new product to reinvigorate the company. We go behind the scenes in the days leading up to the launch to see the strategy and how they hope to pull it off. 
  • 2013
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2013

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