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New Graduates Must Help Fix a Broken World

(2) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 1:40 PM

The following are excerpts from Don Tapscott's convocation speech to graduates at Trent University last week.

Given the complexity, challenges and choice for today's graduates it makes sense to design your life. Design your vocation and consider new options like being an entrepreneur, social innovator or an independent contractor. Design...

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Businesses Should Move on From Cold Hard Cash

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 5:50 PM

It turns out cash is bad for business. Not cash in the sense of money, but cash in the sense of those wads of shiny plastic bills made up of atoms that many companies, especially small ones, love to collect.

According to a new study by...

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What Can a Toronto Mayor Actually Do to Create Jobs?

(7) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Toronto's next mayor should be the candidate with the most credible plan for creating jobs.

But unlike their counterparts running in the provincial election, mayoralty candidates can't promise tax dollars to subsidize massive new investments. The only tax revenue that cities have is the property tax. So there isn't a...

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The Economy Needs Grads With Brains and Brawn

(4) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 12:33 PM

A dangerous and growing urban myth in Canada is that university students enrolled in liberal arts and science programs are acquiring skills employers don't need. This is bogus.

The most recent myth apparition is the B.C. government's plan to re-engineer the education system to focus on skills and the immediate...

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I Want To Live In a 21st Century City!

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 4:28 PM

This week John Tory and Karen Stintz entered the Toronto mayoral race, while others, most notably Olivia Chow, are still standing in the wings. It goes without saying that our next mayor should have integrity, be law-abiding, and set a good example to our children. We also need an effective...

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What's Louder Than a Formula One Engine? Quebec Protesters

(82) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 7:39 AM

That deafening noise that Formula One fans in Montreal and viewers around the world hear this weekend might not be just the supercharged cars screaming past the grandstands in quest of the checkered flag. It will likely also be the banging of pots and pans by the tens of thousands...

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