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Tom York on Business: Doug Manchester Bows Out as New Developer Takes Over Pacific Gateway

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A rendering of the planned San Diego Research and Development District.

By Tom York

Local real estate commercial developer Doug Manchester struggled for at least 15 years to build his long-cherished Pacific Gateway Project on a dozen blocks along the city’s central waterfront at the foot of Broadway. He suffered a major setback when the Great Recession of 2009 rolled over the region like a tsunami, and as a result, was able to bring little of his overall dream to fruition. The exception being the recent completion of the 17-story, 373,000-square-foot new headquarters high-rise for the Navy.

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But in a surprise announcement this weekend, Manchester revealed he has sold off five of the remaining seven blocks of his ownership to IQHQ, a new San Diego area developer that is focusing on life science projects. And IQHQ

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History suggests Justin Trudeau’s national child care proposal is already doomed. Could Doug Ford be its saviour?

Repeating the same behaviour usually leads to the same outcome. If that maxim were to hold true in the case of the latest federal bid to preside over the creation of a national child-care program, the project could be dead on arrival.

Here is why:

It is not a lack of federal interest that accounts for Canada’s patchwork approach to child-care and early childhood education.

Since the mid-eighties, every prime minister — with the notable exception of Stephen Harper — has, at one time or another, had child-care on the agenda.

Over Brian Mulroney’s first term, legislation to implement the embryo of a program was actually passed in the House of Commons. It died in the Senate in the lead-up to the 1988 election and was not resuscitated afterwards.

A national child-care program figured prominently in Jean Chrétien’s 1993 platform, the Liberal Red Book. It subsequently became a casualty of

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Ideas in the Wild: How Doug Foley Created a Blueprint from the Lessons That 150 Entrepreneurs Taught Him

Many of us live in a prison of our own making. We spend our lives dreading Mondays, looking forward to paychecks, and working longer hours, only to shoulder even more responsibility.

It’s a never-ending chase, but life doesn’t have to be that way. It’s time to stop going through the motions and start living. It’s time to build a business that offers you freedom.

After interviewing more than 150 entrepreneurs, Doug Foley realized they all had one thing in common—and it wasn’t a fancy job title, car, or house. Instead of building their lives around their businesses, they built their businesses around the lives they wanted to live.

He wrote Breakout Blueprint to help others follow their lead. Using the four pillars of every successful business—passion, expertise, need, and value—Doug explains how anyone can break free from the typical 9-to-5 and create a deeply fulfilling career on their own terms.

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