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9. It’s hard for clients to declare a desire with the same certainty with which their commercial counterparts declare their corporate intentions.

For those who struggle in scarcity, a clear admission of ambition or desire feels like a failure.  The gap between the lofty future and the meagre present can seem soul-destroying.  Yet NetGain frequently presses and finds the lofty goal is actually not that precious or even necessary to the client’s real goal, nor that the…
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7. Society short changes itself when it values only the product of an artist’s labour.

Credit Robin Uchida with this Yoda-like utterance of something so obvious that it’s almost invisible.  In a nutshell, he pointed out the 21st century challenge of understanding the value of artists to society in terms of everything they contribute other than the objects they produce. Why? Because the reality is that the vast majority of artists, for…
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Toronto as a city state?…

A place to live, a place to grow, Ontari-ari-ari-Oh! The people who govern Toronto periodically bemoan the constraints on their authority.  In Canada, cities are the constitutional children of provinces. There are two approaches to fixing problems in the governance of cities.  The one favoured by provinces is the shrinking of problems through amalgamation and…
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where credit’s due

Of all the elegies inspired by the Blue Jays’ rise, and fall, my favourite was an R.A. Dickey quote: "It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit.”  (http://atmlb.com/1RUsZOW) Dickey goes on in this interview to recognize everyone’s effort in a team victory after he, in midst of a brilliant,…
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