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    • Salesforce Explores the Critical Role of Technology in Canadian Business

      by Tina Olivero

      On June 4th, 2019 Salesforce released a report that explores the critical role of technology in Canadian business. The report explores how Canadian businesses are (and are not) digitizing. The report gives us an in depth look into some of the major barriers and concerns Canadian businesses have about keeping up. The report profiles the […]

    • Energy Addiction: One Reason for Climate Change

      by Tina Olivero

      Climate change is the result of the rising temperature of the planet. It’s happening because populations are rising, pollution is rising and we have an insatiable appetite for agriculture and energy. Greenhouse gases, like methane, are produced through agricultural practices, including livestock manure. Others, like CO2, come from natural processes like respiration and from the […]

    • Can the oil industry save civilization?

      by Phonse Fagan

      In the early 1800s wood was the primary energy source throughout much of the world: but this could not last as populations grew, industrialization accelerated, and forests were depleted—especially on islands like Britain. Then came coal to the rescue, and the forests were given a reprieve. For a time coal was king as a heat […]

    • Lee Shinkle: The End Of Act One

      by Tina Olivero

      Lee Shinkle, our mentor and grandfather of the oil and gas industry has spent the last forty years supporting, encouraging, planning and envisioning the birth of the offshore oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. A passionate voice with an innate genius to understand “what’s possible”, Lee executed on some of the smartest, most […]

    • Lloyd’s Register: How will predictive analytics transform oil and gas?

      by Tina Olivero

      57 of the world’s 100 largest oil and gas firms are using, or have plans to use predictive analytics. How will predictive analytics transform oil and gas? Are we ready? A new industry report produced by Lloyd’s Register (LR) – reveals the pace, development and adoption of predictive analytics in the oil and gas sector. […]

    • Furever Young: Senior Animal Rescue

      by Tina Olivero

      I’ll never forget the day I met Kelsey. She strolled into one of my leadership training programs full of discontent about life and the human condition. It wasn’t long into that transformational event that we discovered Kelsey’s burning passion. With a heart the size of Newfoundland, Kelsey wanted to save and support seniors. Not people […]

    • Extraordinary Women: Thought Provoking Perspectives

      by Tina Olivero

      In Newfoundland and Labrador, sharing stories has been our way of life. In this edition of The OGM, we put the spotlight on “Extraordinary Women”. Those who make a difference in business and our communities every day and tell great stories. These women are leaders. Thier commitment, endless hours of hard work and passion are […]

    • GET DIGI WITH IT

      by Tina Olivero

      5 MUST KNOWS FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD Thriving in the digital world means understanding that the new front door of your business is online. The new potential client for your company is online. The business solution you seek is online. The person you are about to hire is online. The next investor […]

    • Newfoundland’s Offshore: Time to take the BULL BY THE HORNS!

      by Tina Olivero

      In Obama’s book, The Audacity of Hope, he said that his role as the president was a great responsibility and his drive came from great discontent. I thought a lot about that and realized that discontent comes from the disparity between where we are and where we can be. It’s that uncomfortable edge that has […]

    • Energy Efficiency with Ashley Smith

      by Tina Olivero

      Our energy bills are about to increase so paying attention to energy and developing a strategy for reducing energy consumption simply makes good business sense. A ‘pay at the pump’ tax on all fossil fuels. This includes gasoline, diesel, propane, heating oil and is starting no later than 2019. Canada signed the Paris Accord and […]