How Would Your Company Recover From a Disaster?

By Office Space Toronto In standard7th February, 2010

With cold Canadian winters, comes broken pipes, flooding, electrical  fires, and other unexpected disasters. While the world is looking at the earthquake disaster in Haiti, smaller disasters that effect businesses here at home often go unreported. Some of the recent business disasters I have heard of in the past two weeks were; a small legal

Canadian firms get a broader exemption from Buy America

By Office Space Toronto In standard4th February, 2010

The Canadian government had been working on a waiver that would shield Canada’s exporters from the Buy America provisions that  the U.S. Congress placed on U.S. President Barack Obama’s $787 billion  economic stimulus package introduced last year. This type of protectionism did not only harm Canadian exporters, but it also prevented US firms from spending

Obama unveils $3.83T budget and Donald Trump is coming to Toronto

By Office Space Toronto In standard1st February, 2010

US President Obama unveils $3.83 Trillion budget and yet there is more of a buzz that “The Donald” (as in Donald Trump), is coming to the Toronto area for 4 days to conduct free seminars on building wealth, rather than spending it. Maybe Trump needs to buy the White House and flip it for a

The Super Bowl 44 hype, but is it all about the Game?

By Office Space Toronto In standard31st January, 2010

Next Sunday is Super Bowl 44, it is estimated that over 100 million people will be watching the game at some point during the game. Many of those millions of people are not even football fans. There are millions of people who will be watching Super Bowl 44 for the commercials. Companies pay millions of

Haiti Earthquake

By Office Space Toronto In standard27th January, 2010

It is amazing how people come together in a time of disaster and tragedy. I went into the office the other day and there was a jar on the reception desk full of pennies and other change. The sign on the jar said “Pennies For the Children of Haiti”, it went on to say the goal

National Popcorn Day? When is International Coffee Day?

By Office Space Toronto In standard20th January, 2010

It seems that today is another one of those days that no one bothered to advertise or tell anyone about.  It is National Popcorn Day, yes, you read that correctly National Popcorn Day. Today is a day to celebrate popcorn and all the wonderful ways of enjoying that fluffy treat. The funny thing is that

Where is Tiger Woods?

By Office Space Toronto In standard18th January, 2010

Tiger Woods has not been seen since the US Thanksgiving weekend when he drove his Cadillac Escalade into a tree just outside his Florida home.  He  has been said to be hiding in places everywhere from Arizona to South Africa. Now the latest Internet rumours has all of Mississippi buzzing. It seems that several Web sites have claimed

Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien And The Rest of the Late Night Fiasco

By Office Space Toronto In standard15th January, 2010

As I watch the goings on with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and the rest of this late night fiasco, I am reminded of a show back in the 90’s called “Battle of the Network Stars”. The big difference today is that the “Network Stars” who are battling it out, are all on one network NBC.

Nexus One Phone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas

By Office Space Toronto In standard8th January, 2010

At the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas, Google has unveiled the Nexus One Phone.  The Google Nexus One phone is being talked about as the biggest competitor in the smartphone market to the Apple iPhone, but some industry say that the Apple iPhone has become the industry standard that other smartphones have to keep up

Peoples choice awards, what about office choice awards?

By Office Space Toronto In standard7th January, 2010

The Peoples Choice Awards are on TV this past evening and although I did not watch them I did visit the web site to see the results. I mainly wanted to see if some of my choices were winners. As I was searching the results, I got to thinking maybe someone should poll people about