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” by Optionbooter – http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveatguelph/6246919122/. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –...
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.”
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.
It’s wrong for governments to shift funding to more practical trades or technical colleges, away from universities. We need both.
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.