Tag Archives: Edward Keenan

big systems: disruption and transportation

When big thinkers talk about disruption in professional service firms, they talk about technology as a catalyst (for my own take, see my previous post about disruption and PSFs). In the direct experience of change in NetGain’s little corner of the consulting world, technology has been necessary, but not sufficient, to trigger change, and this…
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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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Jesus Christ, food banks, and moral hazard

Edward Keenan is right about how food banks duplicate what grocery stores already do. In fact lots of product goes to food banks directly from the manufacture/distribution/retail system because of over-production, stale-dating, damaged packaging, mislabelling, etc. Bulk food goes to food banks that would otherwise go to landfill, saving industry tippage fees. There is so much…
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