Owner of Catalytico ~ ideas in motion and Co-founder of CityAge
Miro Cernetig is an award-winning journalist who also owns Catalytico—ideas in motion, a boutique firm that develops creative strategies and manages brands. He is also co-founder of CityAge, an international media and conference company that looks at the business of city building in our urban century.
Miro has worked across Canada, North America and Asia, serving as the Globe and Mail's bureau chief in Beijing, New York, Vancouver, Edmonton and the Arctic. He was also the Quebec bureau chief for the Toronto Star. During his 25-year career Miro has worked in film, print and digital mediums for the Globe and Mail, the CBC, the Toronto Star and most recently as a staff columnist at the Vancouver Sun.
Miro's writing -- on business, culture, politics and public policy -- has also appeared in ROB Magazine, the New York Times, the Economist, the International Herald Tribune and People Magazine.
His TV documentaries have been broadcast in dozens of countries. Miro’s most recent documentary, Carbon Hunters, is being broadcast in primetime in Canada, the United States and other countries.
He was the recipient of the National Newspaper Award in 2001 for international reporting. He currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is owner of Catalytico -- ideas in motion, bringing his national and international experience to creative strategy development.
We live in an age when the stethoscope, one of modern medicine's oldest tools, and the microchip, the device powering the digital revolution, are now linked. It presents the most exciting healthcare breakthrough we have today.
When he flew into the Arctic a few years ago for one of his manly photo-ops, this time with a polar bear his image-makers had tranquilized on the ice, Vladimir Putin looked at the unconscious beast and declared: "He's the real master of the Arctic."
Jim Green, a veritable force of nature on Vancouver's civic scene for decades, is battling cancer. Green is drawn to the opera, with its grand narratives of triumph and loss, rich and the poor -- no surprise since the arc of Green's life is a breathtaking opera in itself. Now is the moment for Vancouver and its citizens to give Green his public due.
Two oil sands protesters -- a man and a woman -- stripped down to their delicate under things and climbed atop a table at Lancaster House. The woman with underwear emblazoned with the maple leaf represented Canada. The man in Union Jack boxer shorts was Britain.
It should come as no surprise the United States is holding back $800 million of aid to Pakistan. We've been down this road before and it's good we're on that road again. Now that Osama bin Laden has been killed, the United States is free to once again press hard for answers to lingering doubts about Pakistan.
International TV will soon move onto far bigger riots picked from today's turbulent world, where young people are legitimately fighting for human rights, food, democracy or maybe an end to their local tyrant. Vancouver's riot won't be remembered with such gravitas.