As Toronto dithers, Guelph sets sights on 21st century
Oct18

As Toronto dithers, Guelph sets sights on 21st century

In a special report to the Toronto Star, Don Tapscott writes: There is a city in Ontario that is well on its way to reimagining the role of local government. And it’s not Toronto. The city of Guelph is promoting entrepreneurship, making local government more open, integrating social services and otherwise reinventing itself for today’s citizens. Read the full article at the Toronto Star. — “Guelph Downtown DJS”...

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New Graduates Must Help to Fix a Broken World
Jun08

New Graduates Must Help to Fix a Broken World

Today’s Toronto Star excerpts Chancellor Don Tapscott’s convocation address to the new graduates of Trent University. “A new civilization is emerging, enabled by a communications revolution and created by a your generation.”

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What Can a Toronto Mayor Actually Do to Create Jobs?
May26

What Can a Toronto Mayor Actually Do to Create Jobs?

Our mayor must understand the key to job creation is entrepreneurship. Canada needs to become an innovation economy and with Toronto at the centre. Close to 80 per cent of new jobs come from companies five years old or less. Entrepreneurship requires innovation, money, partnerships and above all, entrepreneurs.

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The Misguided Attack on Arts and Science Degrees
May14

The Misguided Attack on Arts and Science Degrees

It’s wrong for governments to shift funding to more practical trades or technical colleges, away from universities. We need both.

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Rob Ford? John Tory? Olivia Chow? Here’s What Matters
Mar03

Rob Ford? John Tory? Olivia Chow? Here’s What Matters

The petty political debates are missing the point, Don Tapscott writes. Toronto is on the cusp of profound changes and our next leader needs to lead us into the digital era.

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