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CNBC Article about Palm Beach County’s Attractiveness to Financial Services Companies

The pitch for running a hedge fund from Miami or Palm Beach is hard to ignore, especially after another brutal Northeastern winter. Taxes are low, More...

Brain drain or brain gain? The choice is yours

Brain drain or brain gain?  In the 21st Century, it makes all the difference which side of the line your community is on. Communities suffering More...

Review: The Medici Effect

Unlike the recently-published books usually reviewed in TINAN, The Medici Effect by Swedish-American writer Frans Johansson was first released a decade ago, back in 2004. It takes its name More...

Review: Screw Business as Usual

It’s not often we review books here that start off like a tabloid cover story, complete with Kate Winslet heroically rescuing an elderly woman from a More...

“Why I Nominate For ICIC’s Small Business Programs”

By Richard Escalante, Baltimore Development Corporation “It takes a village.” We’ve all heard this saying, but how does it apply to efforts supporting small businesses More...

Review: Place, Community and Continuity

Canadian municipalities are increasingly embracing cultural mapping, a systematic approach to building information on a community’s cultural resources, as an essential planning and economic development tool. More...

Review: Time for Outrage

It may surprise you to hear that one of the most powerful documents of today’s modern youth movements – from Occupy Wall Street in America to the Indignados of More...

Review: Lean In

Over the past few months, the discussion of women in the workforce has taken centre stage with articles like “Why Women Still Can’t Have It More...

Review: “Makers” by Chris Anderson and “Makers” by Cory Doctorow

Makers: Separating Fact from Fiction Once upon a time not so long ago, computer programmers wore starched white shirts and stodgy ties, and worked in More...

Review: Turnaround

In an era when the tribulations of Greece, Spain and Cyprus dominate our financial news, and the phrases “Made in the USA Recession” or “Eurozone More...

Review: Startup Communities

Much has been written about the impact of entrepreneurship on local and global economies. In fact, when many traditional and well established jobs began to More...

Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosysytem in Your City

Much has been written about the impact of entrepreneurship on local and global economies. In fact, when many traditional and well established jobs began to More...