Monthly Archives: June 2017

Distracted by a lack of older NBers learning French? This is a bigger problem:

I  am somewhat wary of dipping toe into any conversation about bilingualism in New Brunswick because, well, just because.  I am sure that a lot of readers are nodding their heads in agreement. Anyway instead of worrying about why more English … Continue reading

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Fostering startups among dominant industry supply chains

In October 2016, an old friend of New Brunswick Tim Coates partnered with one of the best researchers on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, Daniel Isenberg, on an important piece of analysis.  Published in the Harvard Business … Continue reading

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The unemployment and education gap between young men and young women is widening

Back in the 1980s Tom Peters was among the first thinkers to suggest that women would rule the knowledge-based economy of the future.  I recall he said something about men being good for heavy lifting or something similar to that. … Continue reading

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Immigration-to-atlantic-canada-for-dummies

Since I didn’t get my invitation to speak to the parliamentary committee studying immigration and Atlantic Canada even though I probably have analyzed more data on this than just about anyone else, I’ll give you my thumbnail analysis of the … Continue reading

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The bonfire of my vanities

My working hypothesis for the past 20+ years has been that New Brunswick could be a place that achieves strong economic growth, boosts its population, has dynamic urban centres and strong rural economies. The problems, it seemed to me, were … Continue reading

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