Category: Business

The Business Models of Olympic Sailing and How Kiting May Actually ‘Save’ Our Sport

Posted on 09/28/12 in Business, Sailing, No Comments

There has been incredible response to the blockbuster decision for ISAF to remove windsurfing from the 2016 games and replace it with Kitesurfing. This post will not discuss items like lack of communication with current windsurfers, kiteboarding safety, mothballing for federation bic techno gear, the athletic peak of sailing being the windsurfers, or how this […]

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Is That Vancouver House A Place to Live or Investment?

Posted on 05/01/12 in Business, Politics, Taxes, 2 Comments

I have a pretty straight forward and logical approach to the buy vs. rent decision I’d like to share. I’ll try to ignore the intangibles about home ownership, it’s stability, and security versus rentings flexibility and instability.  These factors are nicely summarized by how long a person is looking to stay still for and calculated […]

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A Route to Soft Landing When the Real Estate Bubble Bursts in Vancouver

Posted on 04/29/12 in Business, Politics, Taxes, 2 Comments

The real estate market in Vancouver has been on a tear for 20 years now.  Many pundits and experts are calling it a bubble, others are say Vancouver land is scarce and will have long term demand. I’ll chose not to try and predict the future, but rather propose a discussion on what we should […]

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On Occupy – Taxes – and Commecial Real Estate

Posted on 10/16/11 in Business, Politics, Taxes, No Comments

Reading the sunday papers about a  Dem frustrated with Obama (written by a bright ex Canadian) got me thinking.  If  I could pass on one thing to big wall street execs (like him) what would I say?  I’m not the only person asking questions of Wall Street but I read the Sunday Papers. Three things caught my eye […]

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