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The Problem With Gretzky

Jan 09, 2017

“There are fifty ways to screw up any decent crime, and if you can think of twenty-five of them, you’re a genius.  And you ain’t no genius.”— Mickey Rourke to William Hurt, in the ’82 film noir classic ‘Body Heat’...

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This Is Not About Trump

Nov 14, 2016

(“There’s something happening here.  What it is ain’t exactly clear.”)I blog about business and social stuff, not politics, but sometimes they merge.  Also, I have a definite liberal bias, but will do my best to overcome it here....

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When Does Life Begin?

Oct 03, 2016

I have a good friend named Tony Gagliano. Tony is a modest and extremely successful business person. He gives about twenty per cent of his time to charitable and community causes and was a founding force behind Luminato, the hugely successful Toronto Arts Festival. I love To...

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The Strategic Advantages of Getting Old(er)

Aug 08, 2016

My wife and I have had this good natured debate from time to time around old(er) people — including those close to us. Everyone has had experience with the older person who ‘loses their filter’ and from time to time says exactly what they are thinking, regardless of how inappropriate or downright rude it i...

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