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Bob Ramsay

President, Ramsay Inc.

Bob Ramsay is President of Ramsay Inc., a Toronto communications company, and Founder of Ramsaytalks.

Canadian Women Are Storming The Ivory Towers

Women are breaking through in the very place where their numbers will not only make gender parity a reality in the next 10 years, but where the breeding grounds of gender dominance are all pointing in the same direction. I mean, of course, Canada's universities.
12/05/2016 11:02 EST

When Is A Car No Longer A Car?

We are not car people. Our car is 7 years old and the only route it knows is from downtown Toronto north to Georgian Bay, which it faithfully plies most every weekend. Beyond that, it's clueless, and...
07/06/2016 10:23 EDT
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What Happens When We Pass The Point Of Gender Parity?

The stereotypical argument against gender parity for women is that there just aren't enough of them who are qualified to do X. The stereotypical argument against gender parity for men is the opposite: that "women's work" isn't as attractive or well-paying. But the prejudices and economics that propped up both those arguments are falling fast.
04/12/2016 01:12 EDT
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Why The Turkish Airlines Lounge Is Worth Visiting

When our travel agent booked us back home from Cape Town to Toronto, we hunkered down in the Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport for the six-hour layover. One step inside and it became clear that this is to 'lounge' what 'rec room' is to 'Rogers Centre.'
03/24/2016 12:36 EDT

Our Unexpected Pick For Best Fundraiser Of The Year

It wasn't a gala. It didn't happen in tony Toronto. It involved just 16 people, among them one woman. It took place in a suburban strip-mall. The event raised only $20,000. Its name was Operation Bull...
01/04/2016 04:06 EST
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VR May Have Unintended Consequences For Travel

Can strapping on a headset that puts you in a mountain meadow induce you to visit that actual meadow on your next vacation? The travel industry thinks so, and last week's Globe article "Can virtual reality bring real tourists to B.C.?" practically yodels "YES!" in reply. I beg to disagree.
12/10/2015 02:03 EST

Audiences Shouldn't Have to Put Up With Politicians 'Bringing Greetings'

I recently paid $50 to attend a preview screening of the movie, Still Alice. The film was to start at 7 p.m. But it began 40 minutes late. Not only did executives of each of the sponsors insist on their (equal) time at the podium, but, much like victims of an interminable home invasion, the 500 of us in the audience had to endure "greetings" from three different politicians. Why do we put up with this?
02/05/2015 01:06 EST

Mis-Stepping With the Samis of Arctic Sweden

Eight of us from Toronto were huddled around a fire inside a Lavu, a giant teepee that served as our dinner tent. We were in Arctic Sweden "reindeer trekking" with a group of young Sami men. The Sami are the indigenous people of the very north of Scandinavia.
08/24/2013 11:25 EDT