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World cinema visitors, Thai credit cards, Korean sports nutrition and much, much more... a taste of what's new in Passport GMID

Published May 13, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

It's been a while since we last highlighted the treasures within our Passport GMID database. We usually describe this resource as being the place to go for...

a) demographic and economic statistics (with forecasts) on every country in the world;

b) data on the sales by volume and value for a wide range of "fast moving consumer goods" in many countries;

On gleaning data and insights from research firm sites...

Published May 9, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

Those of you who have had a business librarian visit your class may remember some discussion of the "likely publisher" categories for marketing information.  Even if you've never seen an image like the one below, you probably know that government agencies, industry associations, academics, companies, and news sources are all great places to look when you need some marketing information.

SFU Surrey Library adds Saturday hours this summer!

Published May 2, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

Great news! Starting May 10th, the Fraser Library at the SFU Surrey campus will be open 10-5 on Saturdays.

This expansion of the summer hours is a a pilot project based on feedback from Surrey Campus students, faculty, and staff.

On tidying up the office... (or not)

Published April 25, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

Sooo... Staples Advantage Canada has named today "National Clean Your Office Day."  My cynical side sees the obvious marketing ploy, of course, but my I-can't-find-my-desk side grudgingly accepts that perhaps some tidying and organizing (and recycling, scrubbing, airing-out...) might be worth investigating.

It's a small, small world in corporate director-land!

Published April 17, 2014 by Mark Bodnar

Okay, this is just too cool not to share...

I was just looking for something in our ThomsonOne-Investment Banking database when I noticed a feature that I hadn't really explored before.  Under Screening & Analysis > Individuals > Officers & Directors > Connections I was able to track the connections between two directors or C-suite personnel from different corporations.

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