Monthly Archives: May 2003

LIBERTY 2004 MEME PROJECT

I‘ve been commenting on others’ contributions to Rayne ‘s and Kriselda’ s Liberty 2004 Meme Project, and recommending that we use The Tipping Point as a process for getting traction for the memes we decide on. I thought it was … Continue reading

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CAR RALLY ORGANIZATION: IDEAS NEEDED

I‘m organizing a car rally around the Caledon countryside next month. I’ve organized them before, many years ago, but a lot has changed since then. This is a group of neighbourhood couple with their kids and/or friends, so it can’t … Continue reading

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SIDEBAR NOW UP

As promised, Incubating Memes, a list of interesting links that are either self-explanatory or awaiting coverage in my blog posts, is now up in my right-hand sidebar. My rule for updating this sidebar is show newest additions at the top, … Continue reading

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IF WE COULD LIVE OUR LIVES OVER: NO REGRETS

As I was driving to the office yesterday I saw a billboard that read: No one on their deathbed ever regretted not having spent more time at the office. Rather than savouring the irony, I got to wondering why we … Continue reading

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RELATIONSHIPS & COMPROMISE

The latest infectious meme in the blogosphere, which suggests that perhaps the best relationships require no compromise at all, started when one blogger innocently observed that a prime example of how compromise works in marriage is the process of deciding … Continue reading

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FIVE RADICAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Redesign is the fourth ‘R’ — after reduce, reuse, recycle — that could make the world saner, more sustainable and more livable. But most design is unremarkable: Pretentious, imitative, retrospective, incremental. Here are five radical design principles, gleaned from thinking … Continue reading

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THE CANADIAN MAD COW FUROR: A MIXED BLESSING?

Some people have no shame. After a lab report concluded that one cow in Western Canada that died last January was infected with ‘mad cow’ bovine spongiform encephalitis (BCE), the American beef industry had the border closed within an hour … Continue reading

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NOTE TO BUSINESS READERS: SURFACING INNOVATION

For some reason, yesterday morning’s post on Surfacing Innovation didn’t show up on the Salon/Radio server until last night. If you’re interested in the subject and missed it, please scroll down or follow the link above.

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A ‘NAIVE’ TAX SYSTEM THAT MAKES SENSE

Tax codes are complicated. They needn’t be. Despite what we may be told, most tax laws are politically or pork-barrel motivated, and add to the complexity but not the fairness of the laws. One consequence of complex tax laws is … Continue reading

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SURFACING INNOVATION: 24 QUESTIONS TO ASK

Opportunities for a business to become more innovative abound, if you know where to look and what questions to ask. Here is a list of some of those questions, organized by the fifteen attributes of your business you can innovate … Continue reading

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