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Episode 2: Leading with values

In episode two, Paul and Dave talk with Victoria Shannon president of Hansbraun Investments a local commercial property management firm. Victoria shares the ways in which their business values became the compass that is helping them navigate the fallout of the...

Episode 1: The rush to work from home

In this episode, Paul and Dave introduce the podcast: Island Thrive: Conversations with Business and Community Leaders. They chat about both the opportunities and the challenges that the pandemic has created. Paul shares his experience on the rush to get Vancouver...

Why Do Clients Partner with us?

Smart Dolphins has evolved over the last 20 years. Our competitors, like industry trends, come and go – it’s our ability to adapt to change that allows us to thrive. My first day on the job was in May, 2004, and I spent it learning how to assemble...

Massive Data Breach Alert

Last week, a massive (90GB, 103M record on some 22M email addresses) database breach from an unknown source was disclosed by the website: HaveIBeenPwned.com. What is known by security experts at this time: • Breach is being labelled as “db8151dd” and is from an...

Impact results from Pandemic

In April, in response to COVID-19, Smart Dolphins launched a “Business Outlook Survey” with the purpose of gathering our business community’s collective sense of where we’ve been and where we’re going. We work closely with many clients and business peers on (and off)...

Mullet for May

Like many, COVID-19 has inspired my sense of community, company-mission and importance of team. That combined with too much social isolation and you end up with…a mullet!  I threw out the challenge to the Pod last week: let’s raise some money for the Rapid...