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After Steve : how Apple became a trillion-dollar company and lost its soul / Mickle, Tripp.

Examines the path of Apple after the death of Steve Jobs and how the selection of Tim Cook as his successor led to the prioritization of revenue growth over innovation.

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Alphabet soup : the essential guide to LGBTQ2+ inclusion at work / Bach, Michael

Diversity in the workplace
Personnel management
Sexual minorities -- Employment.

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Amplifying Indigenous voices in business : Indigenization, reconciliation, and entrepreneurship / Omulo, Priscilla

Some of the common questions businesses, educational institutions, and communities ask are: 'Do we need an Indigenization strategy? If so, why; what is it really?; and, how do we do it?' Amplifying Indigenous Voices in Business is for organizations and allies who would like to make a positive difference by learning how to amplify Indigenous voices, Indigenize businesses, and support Indigenous entrepreneurship, all in the bigger spirit of reconciliation. Author Priscilla Omulo addresses Canada's complicated history with Indigenous peoples and how that contributes to today's challenges in the business realm. While the challenge is real, so is the opportunity, and Omulo's step-by-step guide explains how any organization can make immediate plans to improve the way they do business by doing the research, consulting the right people, and formulating a strategy to move forward. Omulo shows readers how a commitment to doing the right thing will lead to a more sustainable and inclusive place for all, and a stronger foundation for businesses and other organizations.

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Balance : how to invest and spend for happiness, health, and wealth / Hallam, Andrew

In this illuminating guide to living a financially healthier and happier life, bestselling author and finance journalist Andrew Hallam demonstrates how you can optimize your income for maximum happiness by investing responsibly and living according to your values. He shows you how to enjoy life more and stress less, and use money to care for the environment and help your children succeed--while defining "success" in a way that works for you. Drawing on behavioral science and evidence-based investing, he shows you how to start framing success in a way that actually brings happiness, not stress, into your life. Balance results when your money, connection, health, and purpose are all aligned.


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Big gorgeous goals : how bold women achieve great things / Ellis, Julie.

A goal-setting guide for women entrepreneurs and future business leaders.

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Bitcoin / Bain, Tyler.
Bitcoin for dummies
Bitcoin
Cryptocurrencies.
Electronic commerce
Electronic funds transfers
Coinage, International.

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Build : an unorthodox guide to making things worth making / Fadell, Tony

"A Silicon Valley icon-iPod inventor, iPhone co-inventor, Nest founder shares life lessons and advice for entrepreneurs at any stage in their careers"--Provided by publisher.

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Cobalt : cradle of the demon metals, birth of a mining superpower / Angus, Charlie

The current demand for cobalt, the mining of which has a troubled past and present, has renewed interest in the small town of Cobalt, Ontario. The author looks at the history of the town and how the mining rush there impacted Indigenous lands, the treatment of workers, and the natural environment--and how the template for resource extraction that was established during that time led to Canada becoming the world's dominant mining superpower.

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Freezing order : a true story of Russian money laundering, murder, and surviving Vladimir Putin's wrath / Browder, Bill
True story of Russian money laundering, murder, and surviving Vladimir Putin's wrath
"When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death in a Moscow jail, Browder made it his life’s mission to go after his killers and make sure they faced justice. The first step of that mission was to uncover who was behind the $230 million tax refund scheme that Magnitsky was killed over. As Browder and his team tracked the money as it flowed out of Russia through the Baltics and Cyprus and on to Western Europe and the Americas, they were shocked to discover that Vladimir Putin himself was a beneficiary of the crime. As law enforcement agencies began freezing the money, Putin retaliated. He and his cronies set up honey traps, hired process servers to chase Browder through cities, murdered more of his Russian allies, and enlisted some of the top lawyers and politicians in America to bring him down. Putin will stop at nothing to protect his money. As Freezing Order reveals, it was Browder’s campaign to expose Putin’s corruption that prompted Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election."--Amazon.

Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program.

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Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 22nd ed.; and Nonfiction Literature Classics for Students.

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LinkedIn Learning (previously called Lynda.com) gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing. The courses are taught by recognized industry experts who will guide you along in learning the skills you need for your personal and professional development. How to use LinkedIn Learning



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Scott’s Canadian Business Directory lists Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents and business services providers. This information is updated annually.

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Self-serve standard products available on the Statistics Canada website ― including CANSIM and census data products ― are now free of charge. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed.

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