Monthly Archives: March 2010

KPMG Competitive Alternatives

KPMG is out with their 2010 version of their Competitive Alternatives report which compares the costs operating a sample facility for a variety of industries across 100+ global locations.   While you could drive a Mack truck through some of the … Continue reading

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Never leave a paper trail

An astute reader has searched my blog for my historical comments on NB Power and unearthed this blog from way back  in 2005.  I actually stand by this blog post – there are likely many I wouldn’t – I still think … Continue reading

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Success has a thousand fathers but failure is an orphan….

I had an interesting chat this morning over breakfast with a young leader in Northern NB with a real passion to change things up there.  I wish her well. I raised in our conversation this issue of leadership and responsibility.  … Continue reading

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NB Power ad nauseum

A Conservative friend of mine sent me an email saying he was glad the NB Power deal was done so we could now go back to focusing the more serious challenges facing New Brunswick.  I told him I would blog … Continue reading

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NB Power expertise

One of the things out of the NB Power process that I was most confused by was how people with absolutely no expertise in electricity, electricity markets, capital cost assessment, risk assessment, etc. all of a sudden became instant – … Continue reading

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NB Power

I am a little disconnected up here in Ontario but I did receive over a dozen requests yesterday for comment on the NB Power saga. I have scanned the media and read the releases and I guess we have to … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the road: Southwestern Ontario

I am in Ontario all week working on a project.  I had a converation about the challenges in Detroit with some locals here and I find what has happened there fascinating.  It’s a complex brew of bad government, grinding poverty, racism … Continue reading

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I’m not a doctor….. but I play one on TV

For me probably the best show on CBC radio is The Age of Persuasion.   No other show crystallizes the role of marketing in society today as does this one. I was thinking about that show when I heard Guy Kawasaki … Continue reading

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NBIF dinner observations

I attending the NBIF R3 dinner last night where three of NB’s top researchers were honoured.  It was a nice event – good conversation, interesting room dynamics. A couple of observations. First, in the slightly weird category, the audience gave … Continue reading

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On population projections

The funny thing about projections and forecasts – once you get out beyond a few months or a year or so, the efficacy of prediction starts to drop by an order of magnitude.  Remember Faith Popcorn?  We were all going … Continue reading

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