Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Walrus Live – Of hope and faith: Lapham vs. Brandeis

I like Lewis Lapham.  I was a devoted reader of his essays in Harpers for years and was excited to hear him speak in person at The Walrus Live event at the Brickworks last week. Lapham always made beautiful sense to me.  He articulated my unease about the dark undercurrents of neocon rhetoric during the…
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The Walrus Live – The Future of Social Innovation?

The Future of Social Innovation?  Guess where social innovators got stuck on this subject?  They never got past the moderator’s request that they define the term "social innovation.” Seriously, that was the first question put forward during an afternoon session at The Walrus Live, by Evergreen founder, Geoff Cape.  He pursued the question from a…
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The Walrus Live – Terry O’Reilly on the Future

Driverless cars are an understandable fascination for a marketing oracle like Terry O’Reilly, who gave the keynote speech yesterday at The Walrus Live event in Toronto.  He is a great performer, delivering solid content in an entertaining way, week after week, year after year.  I am certainly a fan. Driverless cars interest marketers because the…
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proportional representation by age

I was vacationing in Lisbon while Ontario was electing Doug Ford.  Because of the time difference, I couldn’t stay awake for final results. In the morning I suffered the usual post-election hangover.  The difference between the popular vote and the seat count was great enough for the losing side to talk about proportional representation. Indeed,…
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