Monthly Archives: January 2011
Milton Friesen  |  January 14, 2011  |  Cities, Economy

  The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses published a 2010 profile in October of Canada’s top entrepreneurial cities. (For non-Canadian readers, the title of the report appears to be a play on Communities in Bloom, a well-established civic growth non-profit that focuses on environmental and beautification growth for Canadian municipalities). The cities are ranked according to factors such as high concentration of start-ups, high concentration … MORE »

Milton Friesen  |  January 7, 2011  |  Arts, Civic Core

  This Fast Company article asks an important question: Do some charities have a shelf-life? Is it possible that some of them need to shut down after they’ve accomplished their mission—or given it an honest shot that didn’t work? Though the article doesn’t quite get there in any substantial way, the key question for me is more a matter of who gets to decide such … MORE »