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Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

Transit problems in the GTA need political courage

My answer to the transit problems in the GTA The recent discussion around “revenue tools” to fund transit in the GTA (mostly the 416), is absolutely necessary, and the people of Toronto and the greater Toronto area need to understand that this infrastructure has been ignored for too long.    With the exception of minorRead more about Transit problems in the GTA need political courage[…]

Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb

Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb

While discussing the Occupy Movement, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges shuts down CBC commentator Kevin O’Leary (also from Dragons Den and the Shark Tank TV shows) as they discuss Wall Street protests in 2011. Hedges does an excellent job of explaining the frustration of many at the way the Obama and Bush administrations handledRead more about Occupy Movement the subject as Chris Hedges and Kevin O’Leary battle it out over repercussions of the financial crisis #fb[…]

Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.

Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.

These were pulled from an article Jeff Simpson wrote in the Globe on Saturday January 7, 2012.  Here’s a link to the actual article. On Romney: Just as the one-eyed man is king in the land of the blind, so Mr. Romney is the best of a bad Republican lot. On Gingrich: “…who couldn’t openRead more about Globe’s Jeff Simpson’s quotes on the Republican Primary run.[…]

This applies equally to Canadians and Americans. #fb #in Let’s all better support our local farmers and eat local. It’s just good sense!

This applies equally to Canadians and Americans. #fb #in Let’s all better support our local farmers and eat local. It’s just good sense!

Regardless of which side of the 49th parallel you live on, this should concern you.  We have lost the ability to feed ourselves as a North American society. What if a meltdown of the financial system, still a very real potential threat,  cut off credit and thus world trade, at least in the short run,Read more about This applies equally to Canadians and Americans. #fb #in Let’s all better support our local farmers and eat local. It’s just good sense![…]

Must See Video about a new vision for society and how business fits in. Fred Wilson Interviews Carlota Perez #fb #in

Must See Video about a new vision for society and how business fits in. Fred Wilson Interviews Carlota Perez #fb #in

Professor, writer and visionary Carlota Perez shares some of her perspectives on where we have gone wrong with society — and a whole lot that we’ve gotten right — and how we can adjust to create a better world in the 21st century than in the last one. A return to some of the valuesRead more about Must See Video about a new vision for society and how business fits in. Fred Wilson Interviews Carlota Perez #fb #in[…]

A 150 year old Abraham Lincoln quote that is more true today than when written.

A 150 year old Abraham Lincoln quote that is more true today than when written.

The world is a worse place than when Honest Abe wrote this piece.  In this writer’s opinion, as a species, and a society we have not progressed since the 1860’s.  In fact we’ve failed.  There is more war, hatred, apathy, than Mr. Lincoln dealt with, not to mention what “we” have done to mother earthRead more about A 150 year old Abraham Lincoln quote that is more true today than when written.[…]

They called it Fraud Theory or “Imposter Syndrome” when I was in school…  #in

They called it Fraud Theory or “Imposter Syndrome” when I was in school… #in

From the Business Insider the article below posits that every “healthy” CEO has some level of insecurity.  It’s only a total megalomaniac that has no doubts about his or her ability to perform in a demanding role.  A certain overly coiffed, ex-presidential candidate comes to mind… INSTANT MBA: Good CEOs Are Insecure And Know ItRead more about They called it Fraud Theory or “Imposter Syndrome” when I was in school… #in[…]