November 2019

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In each issue of Actualis, we dig up a few nuggets, online or elsewhere, that can provide a deeper understanding of the financial and economic times we’re living through.


Could five-hour work days increase productivity?
Do you run a small or mid-size company? What would you say to letting your employees work just five hours a day, providing that all personal texting, social networks and email are off limits during those hours? A small firm in Germany is putting this approach to the test.
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Six key trends for businesses
The BDC has identified six key trends that companies should take advantage of to “future-proof” their success. Do you know what they are?
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“OK Google, tell me why”
We hear a lot about how artificial intelligence (AI) is going to be a disruptive force in many areas of our lives. Nonetheless, an AI pioneer believes that artificial intelligence still faces a major challenge: it doesn’t understand the “why” of things.
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Are Canadians feeling confident about their financial future?
If we believe a study by PwC Canada, the answer seems to be yes, especially as the holiday season approaches.
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