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BlackBerry Town

How high tech success has played out for Canada's Kitchener-Waterloo

The smartphone was an incredibly successful Canadian invention created by a team of engineers and marketers led by Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. But there was a third key player involved — … 264 View

Grocery Story

The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Store Giants

Food has become ground-zero in our efforts to increase awareness of how our choices impact the world. Yet while we have begun to transform our communities and dinner plates, the most … 306 View
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Rise of the Grocery Giants

From: Grocery Story

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This chapter begins the description of the actions and tactics of "big food". The history of the A&P grocery retalier is described, as well as Piggly Wiggly, the first self-service … 15 $1.50 Add
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Who Wants To Be Connected All the Time?

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Chuck Howitt details the early days of Mike Lazaridis’s career, including his time at the University of Waterloo and his budding relationship with Professor Mohamed Elmasry. 7 $0.70 Add
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Licence To Be Radical

From: BlackBerry Town

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Examines the process Mike Lazaridis went through while choosing which university he would attend. Explains the history of the University of Waterloo, its technological facilities at the time and … 17 $1.70 Add
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Retailer Market Power

From: Grocery Story

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This chapter describes retailer market power– current and historical– in the United States, as well as efforts to contain this power. The 1980s and the US Regan administration’s … 14 $1.40 Add
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Engineers for Hire

From: BlackBerry Town

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Discusses the early staff additions at Research in Motion, most notably the addition of Jim Balsillie. Reviews the development of RIM during the late 1980s and early 1990s. 9 $0.90 Add
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Food Prices and the People Who Grow Our Food

From: Grocery Story

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This chapter describes food prices and the effect on the people who grow our food. How is the price of food determined and how does it impact every other link in the food chain? How does market … 17 $1.70 Add
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Going Mobile

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt details the creation and rollout of the [email protected] Pager 900. Examines the leadup to Research in Motion’s first smartphone. 11 $1.10 Add
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Grocery Stores

The Food System’s Control Center

From: Grocery Story

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The anti-competetive business as usual practiced by Canada’s grocery giants and the testing of the boundaries of the law is described. Lost in this regime is flavour, genetic diversity, and … 25 $2.50 Add
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Interlude

From: Grocery Story

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This chapter describes alternative, viable, models for grocery stores and the "food shed" of local retailers and growers in Nelson, BC, and Viroqua, Wisconsin. The grocery store chains … 11 $1.10 Add
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Riding the Rocket

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt details Research in Motion’s rise to prominence and what that meant for Canadian business, particularly in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. 21 $2.10 Add
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Boomtown

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt describes Research in Motion’s continued success, specifically from the point of view of several of the company’s key employees. 17 $1.70 Add
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Enter the Co-op

From: Grocery Story

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In this chapter the author describes the history of co-ops from 1761 in Scotland to the revival of community-owned grocery stores in the 1980s. The structure and types of co-ops, their … 13 $1.30 Add
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On Technology, Agriculture, and the Arts

(post-) Hydrocarbon Aesthetics

From: Peak Everything

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Will industrial production survive in the post-hydrocarbon era? The answer will of course depend on how much energy humans will have at their disposal. The total amount, as well as the per capita … 16 $1.60 Add
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Silicon Valley North

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt examines the growth of Kitchener-Waterloo’s growing reputation as a tech leader from the perspective of several staff and executives of other tech companies in the area. 26 $2.60 Add