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Hedge Funds Swarm Into Palm Beach

The City of Palm Beach and neighboring West Palm Beach are becoming ever more attractive to alternative asset managers. Some firms that have long been More...

The Higher ED Blog: Barriers faced by immigrant women entrepreneurs

Longer life expectancies and decreasing birth rates have left Canada’s workforce in a precarious place. Immigration is often touted as the solution, but that solution More...

The Smart Alternative to Outsourcing your Tech Projects

Small businesses are often required to make tough decisions when it comes to completing projects. It can be difficult to decide whether to outsource the More...

The Higher ED Blog: Downtown revitalization and the ‘taxing’ issue of brownfield redevelopment

This article is the third in our Downtowns: Onward and Upward series, which explores downtown revitalization issues and strategies. In Ontario, Places to Grow has More...

Doing strategy with difficult people

When we introduce ideas around agile strategy, some folks get stuck on how the jerks will react.  For example last week someone asked, “What happens More...

Create win-win-win results with employer engagement

There’s no universal solution to bringing job seekers and employers together. It’s not simply a relationship between labour supply and labour demand; it requires the More...

3 Ways Solar Power Stimulates Economic Development

Since Al Gore produced the movie An Inconvenient Truth, tons of Americans, as well as folks around the world, have taken notice on the dire More...

Moving from strategic plans to strategic action plans

In the last month, I’ve encountered two situations in which the conventional approach to strategy has broken down. Strategic planning, as  a management discipline, emerged More...

A letter to my daughter: Please don’t come home; there are no jobs for you

Dear daughter: You have been living away from home for five years now, and just one term away from completing your honours degree. I am More...

Interaction and experience: the keys to downtown revitalization

Innovation produces both winners and losers. Over the last 50 years, modernization in the retail industry from big-box stores, strip malls and online shopping has More...

The Higher ED Blog: Reversing the downward spiral of your downtown

This article is the second in our Downtowns: Onward and Upward series, which explores downtown revitalization issues and strategies. Municipalities have been working on downtown More...

Stop wasting time crafting vision statements

How many times have we read it? You start a strategy by establishing a vision. Sounds logical, but it’s the wrong place to start. Here’s More...