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Cause+Affect launches Brand Academy for entrepreneurs, non-profits, and marketing leaders

Jenny Uechi
Jan 29th, 2013

Photo courtesy of Cause+Affect

Cause+Affect -- the stellar brand consulting company behind PechaKucha Night in Vancouver as well as EPIC, The Sustainable Living Expo -- has  launched a new program to help startups, small businesses and social ventures become more effective through managed branding. 

The program will allow participants to engage the services of Cause+Affect, specifically the instruction of its two principals, Jane and Steven Cox (for more background, read The Vancouver Observer profile of Steven Cox). 

Finance's newest dirty word

Brendan Munro
Dec 12th, 2011

When learning a language, one of the most memorable and enjoyable parts is learning a whole new set of dirty words.

Last week, many of us learning the language of finance were taught a new dirty word: re-hypothecation.

What does it mean? Well, it doesn't have any thing to do with your mother, unless she invests through a brokerage account. Re-hypothecation is the process of lending out assets that don't really belong to you in exchange for new assets that do belong to you, or at least ones you can use.

As the MF Global debacle continues to unfold, we are learning about more serpeptitous plays from the high finance play book. These allegedly include taking and re-loaning assets like stocks and currency that are supposed to be locked away in segregated client accounts, and using the money received on these loans to pay off the firm's own bills.  

A private jet tour around the world in 28 Days

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Jun 28th, 2011

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Not many people think about hopping aboard a private jet for their dream vacation.  The cost alone is enough to make even the wealthiest among us hold tighter to our wallets.  What if you were told you could do a 28 day tour around the world, in business class comfort that included hotels and meals for less than the price of airfare alone?

 You would go!  

Travel Guide Inc. is offering “Around the World by Private Jet” for $32,995. When you book before July 12th you get an additional $1,000 off the purchase price. The price includes all flights, 4 and 5 star rated hotels, 27 breakfasts, 23 lunches, 25 dinners, customized sightseeing adventures, all gratuities, visas, entertainment, and a short flight in Kenya.

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