Venture Montreal Sandwich

Frederick Haneuse is a young, energetic Montrealer who has a taste for the finer things in life. When he discovered a business concept in Paris for a popular luxury sandwich restaurant, he thought the enterprise would translate well in the Canadian marketplace. He decided to take the leap and follow his dream — a high-priced business dream. Watch as Haneuse ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Officeland Classroom Favourites

Millions of us spend hours there every day. They can be noisy, distracting and sometimes smelly. There can be squabbles over food, telephone ring tones, even how loudly you stir your coffee. So why are there so many companies jumping aboard the open concept office bandwagon? By 2015 it will be an everyday reality for three quarters of North American ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/05/2014

News in Review - May 1992 Olympia & York: A Business Giant Stumbles

The financial troubles of the Olympia & York multinational corporation is the starting point for examining the impact of the recession on the global economy, as well as the troubles of other conglomerates.
  • 1992
  • 00:12:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1992

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Venture Organics to You

Andrew Capeau, founder of Organics to You (OTY), wants to transform his thriving business because of fierce competition in the sector. To do so, Capeau wants to implement a sophisticated computer and phone inventory system. The story unfolds as the wonky computer system wreaks havoc on the OTY team, leading one key OTY player to resign.
  • 2000
  • 00:13:48
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Our Canada: Are We Happy?

It's an age-old pursuit, a never-ending search for that elusive all-too-often fleeting feeling: happiness. Canada ranks among the Top 10 happiest countries in the world, but there are definitely pockets of discontent, notably in our large urban areas. Positive psychology expert Shawn Achor talks about how we can rewire our brains to make ourselves happy within a matter of weeks. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2015

News in Review - March 2012 Research In Motion's High-tech Woes

Research in Motion is one of Canada's most successful high-tech companies. It developed the Blackberry smartphone, which is popular all over the world. But recently the company has been losing ground to the competition, and in January its two founders stepped down as co-chairmen. In this News in Review story we look at how the high-tech giant got into trouble and what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2012

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Venture Revenge of the Middle Manager

Companies are always surprised when layoffs made in the pursuit of profits lead to losses through fraud. It's the dark side of downsizing – the stealing that starts after cuts go too deep. After the flurry of downsizing in the '90s, employee fraud is up and productivity is down. A look at why eliminating all those middle managers may not ...
  • 1999
  • 00:06:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Risky Business

Deep in the jungles of South America lie some of the richest oil, gas and mining reserves on the planet. Getting at them can be a deadly business. This report looks at the boom in the business of managing political and economic risk. With an increasing number of Canadian companies pursuing opportunities in volatile countries, managing risk has become a ...
  • 1999
  • 00:09:32
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Service, Ha!

Poor service is one of the economy's new challenges. The recession prompted many businesses to cut back on service support, but what was the real effect on the bottom line? It turned out that poor service cost the supplier more than the customer. It is estimated that only four per cent of dissatisfied customers will speak up to complain. The ...
  • 1995
  • 00:07:17
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Sky Wars: The Changing Airline Industry

The airline industry is being pushed and squeezed in new directions. Operating costs are way up, the number of travellers is way down and those who are flying are on a hungry search for lower fares. All this is hammering the big companies like Air Canada. But it's turning into a jackpot for discount airlines. Will Air Canada's new strategy ...
  • 2001
  • 00:12:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013