Sunday, April 29, 2018

A message to distracted drivers - cars are the new workplace

Last week, I was on assignment for Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine to cover a panel discussing the alarming rate of distracted driving in Ontario and how to curb it. A third of Ontario drivers text or talk on their smartphones behind the wheel, a number which has been growing across Canada. Several insurers, a local politician who's introduce stiffer penalties, and an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police offered their facts and opinions.

Are stiffer penalties enough? Do we need better education? Do we need companies to enact penalties and offer guidelines? Why companies? Because many distracted drivers are texting or emailing their bosses and colleagues--or even teleconferencing--using their smartphones while they're flying down the highway or navigating city streets in their cars.

Read here for my full report.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

film: The China Hustle

After the Great Recession, American investors turned to China. It was the new gold rush, booming with double-digit growth. There was just one problem: Americans couldn’t directly invest in the market. A compelling new documentary, The China Hustle, outlines how investors got around the restriction—and what it describes as the massive fraud behind it... Read the rest of my film review here at