Tag Archives: The Walrus Talks

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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disruption: public spaces

Harkening back yet again to a night of speakers on disruption (The Walrus Talks), the disruption of public space was addressed in two ways. First, Jon Kim Bell, who is an esteemed composer, conductor, writer, entrepreneur, and (intentionally last) Aboriginal man.  He made a point that resonated strongly with me: disruption is necessary when all…
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disruption: food

If we are what we eat, must we eat what we are?  Christ, I hope not!  Based on behaviour, homo sapiens isn’t very appetizing.  Continuing on the theme of disruption, Irwin Adam at The Walrus Talks recently reminded his audience that our method of sustaining ourselves is unsustainable.  He wasn’t warning or threatening us, as…
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disruption: cannabis and alcohol

Back to The Walrus Talks on disruption, I was listening to Mark Zekulin, the president of a big cannabis company, explaining the challenge of disrupting the cultural and political attachment we have to alcohol.  Good luck to him. As Zekulin explained, cannabis is a recreational drug that compares favourably with alcohol on a range of criteria…
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