Tag Archives: Toronto

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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your democracy is functioning well when…

When it resists the most overt attempts at manipulation, you know your democracy is functioning well.  Even when it produces the wrong outcome, you can be confident that it’s still working correctly and will eventually outlast the geniuses who think they’re gaming it.  That’s the lesson I took from stories told in the recent books…
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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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