Recent Posts by Doug

the tragedy of loss unites us

For 50 years, I've been a fan of the Maple Leafs.  It wasn’t my choice.  My grandfather was a boulevardier in old Toronto, playing saxophone in speakeasies and playing industrial league hockey, back when this was still a small town.  He used to hang around the old Mutual Street Arena, and when Maple Leaf Gardens…
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autopsy on accountability in transit planning

This blog always relates in some way to our consulting practice.  At its best, it shares privileged insights with a small group of curious decision makers across the country.  At its worst, it’s a drifty zeppelin of bloviation; informing nothing, concluding nothing, urging nothing.  This post will be no better than the worst, and no…
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beyond the final report: consulting the right way takes more than being right

Last week, I told a room full of aspiring consultants in the School of Management at George Brown College's Centre for Business that being right is only half the value of my work.  The rest of the value lies in how the first half is conveyed to clients and other stakeholders. This was puzzling to…
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How Canada’s drinking problem can help the cannabis industry

For some reason, the universe seems to be provoking me.  I had laid to rest the topic of disruption as a component of strategy development.  In particular, my argument was that profound cultural change happens at its own pace, and cannabis industry efforts to accelerate consumer acceptance of pot, as a recreational alternative to alcohol,…
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