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Disruption and professional service firms

What I’m about to say about NetGain and disruption in professional service firms isn’t important.  It’s just an illustration of a pattern that, in turn, illustrates how disruption makes us uncomfortable and makes us better. Disruption has a pronounced effect when change is being resisted.  Pent up pressure makes it seem dramatic when the full…
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Death on the streets: competing rights and close encounters

Forgive me for provocative titling, but this post makes only passing reference to the massacre in Las Vegas in order to introduce the idea of competing rights.  It’s really about the close encounters between road users sharing City thoroughfares in calm, leafy, peaceful Toronto. Here’s the gratuitous reference to Las Vegas: there is a constitutional…
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Food Waste: Gut Check

Isn’t it funny when righteous people are confronted with practical exceptions to their principles?  Don’t we love it when the family values politician gets caught in a gay tryst on video, or when the environmental crusader is exposed for owning a Hummer and a Learjet with the combined carbon footprint of Paul Bunion? This happened…
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