Paul Kaihla is a senior writer at Business 2.0 magazine who covers economic and national-security issues, as well as military and intelligence technologies. He also pens JobLine, a weekly online column that analyzes labor market trends.
In addition to “The Coming Job Boom,” Kaihla’s recent features include the cover story “The Next Boom Towns,” for which he developed a ranking system that was the first of its kind; it measures cities by projecting their capacity to generate high-wage, skilled jobs. Among Kaihla’s other ground breaking stories for Business 2.0 are “The Technology Secrets of Cocaine Inc.,” which revealed how Colombia’s cartels have co-opted technology to run their global underworld enterprise, and “Forging Terror,” an in-depth look at how an al Qaeda cell and other operatives used counterfeiting and identity theft as potent new weapons in their holy war.
Kaihla joined Business 2.0 in 2000 from Canada's largest business magazine, Canadian Business, where he was editor of special projects and a technology columnist. He has also served as chief investigative reporter at Maclean's, Canada's largest current affairs magazine, where his cover stories and special reports had a major impact on several public policy fronts.
He became one of the country's most decorated journalists, winning the first Press Freedom Award granted in Canada, three National Magazine Awards and the Southam Fellowship, Canada's equivalent of Harvard's Nieman Fellowship. Kaihla is also the coauthor of Savage Messiah, a critically acclaimed hardcover book that was turned into an award-winning feature film in 2002. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Toronto with a BA in American Studies and History.