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Review: “Different”

One of the biggest challenges many economic development professionals face is finding a way to make their community stand out and look different from its More...

Review: “Economyths”

In the day-to-day challenges of economic development work, the field of “economics” looms large. Somehow, we expect our efforts to build upon and take advantage More...

Review: “NurtureShock”

The structures that dominate the western educational model have often been attributed to Otto Von Bismarck, the charismatic political and military leader who unified Germany in More...

Review: “Connected”

In their book “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives — How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything More...

Review: “The Enemies of Excellence”

Crossroad Publishing is an American publishing house established in 1798, and has traditionally been a source of English-language material reflecting strong links to the Catholic Church. In More...

Review: “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”

Thomas Friedman, the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and a regular contributor to the New York Times, has recently published multiple articles on the topic of More...

Review: “Where Good Ideas Come From”

Steven Johnson is a successful Brooklyn-based science writer who has penned books on everything from “neuroscience to cholera” to “pop culture”. In his latest book “Where Good Ideas More...

Review: “Aerotropolis”

There’s no doubt that transportation and trade have played a key role in the development of cities. With each advance in trade development and transportation, More...

Review: “The Leap”

If the recent global recession and economic turmoil are going to teach us anything, it should be that business as usual is not going to More...

No jobs, no problem for youth entrepreneurs

The values and priorities of Gen Y-ers may have significant impacts on housing and land use patterns.

Revitalizing the Rust Belt

The declining fortunes of rural one-industry towns is a common story throughout much of Canada and the United States.

The importance of small business to our economy

I recently came across two resources that quantify the importance of small business to the economy.