Monthly Archives: May 2004

CONFESSIONS OF A CKO: WHAT I SHOULD HAVE DONE

I just got back from a two-day conference in Ottawa on Knowledge Management, sponsored by the Conference Board of Canada. The entire discipline is at a crossroads, and the discussion was urgent and intense. I have already written about where … Continue reading

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THINKING LIKE NATURE II: AMORY LOVINS RE-INVENTS CAPITALISM

The same day I posted my article about William McDonough, reader Brian Dear pointed out the work that Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute has been doing in much the same vein. Lovins, with colleagues Paul Hawken and L. … Continue reading

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HOWLING AT A WANING MOON

Yesterday I stumbled on a new environmental blog called Howling at a Waning Moon, by Colorado’s Bob Whitson, a passionate, thorough, prolific review of all the actions that Bush is taking (and not taking) that are leading to environmental deterioration … Continue reading

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CANADA’S FEDERAL ELECTION

On June 28, just a month from now, Canada goes to the polls to elect a new government. The situation is very volatile, with the ‘sponsorship scandal’ — a scam uncovered by the Auditor General that allowed a group of … Continue reading

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THAT’S AWFULLY PERSONAL: THE HOUSE AFLAME

Here are my answers to this week’s That’s Awfully Personal questions: Q: Your home is aflame and burning out of control. All living creatures have been safely evacuated. You have time to go back in quickly and save one possession … Continue reading

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THAT’S AWFULLY PERSONAL – WEEK OF MAY 28

Welcome to the first edition of That’s Awfully Personal, an opportunity for blog writers and readers to reveal a little more about themselves than might normally happen during the daily blogging process, and hence get to know each other a … Continue reading

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ISRAEL VS. PALESTINE: THE INTRACTABLE, ENDLESS WAR

Things are usually the way they are for a reason. But there are few situations in the world that appear, from a distance, as unreasonable as the war between Israel and Palestine, a war that has been going on, in … Continue reading

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THINKING LIKE NATURE: WILLIAM MCDONOUGH REDESIGNS THE WORLD

Virginia reader Myke Myers kindly brought to my attention the work of his fellow Virginian William McDonough. McDonough is an architect and designer who has garnered a lot of press for his bold yet pragmatic view of design. In a … Continue reading

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MEDIA SPIN AND ITS IMPACT ON PUBLIC OPINION

Ira Basen, a producer with the CBC and a friend of mine from Carleton University days, is writing a book on media spin, a term often used interchangeably with bias. But Ira says spin is actually subtler and more insidious. … Continue reading

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