Monthly Archives: December 2018

New Brunswick is (mostly) lit*, folks. Pass it on.

*Editor’s Note: The writer’s kids tell him that that the word ‘lit’ was previously used to define the state of a person who is mildly intoxicated. Now, it has evolved to generally mean something that is cool or amazing. The … Continue reading

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It’s time for economic development 201 or even 301

As you might expect, when I talk with people these days the main question I get is “how do we get the economy back on the rails?”  Usually this is in response to my presentation where I show New Brunswick … Continue reading

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Is there no social acceptability for oil in Quebec?

There must have been something lost in translation.  The Premier of Quebec is quoted in the English media as saying “there is no social acceptability for oil in Quebec.”  Hmmm.  Let’s see: -There are more than six million light vehicles … Continue reading

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New Brunswick’s new 60/20 rule

You are familiar with the 80/20 rule which can be applied in many circumstances such as 20% of customers account for 80% of revenue or 20% of volunteers do 80% of the volunteer work, etc. In New Brunswick, I would … Continue reading

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Living in a Hallmark world – a competitive advantage?

I have a bit of a confession to make.   I like cheesy Hallmark Channel movies (shown on the W channel here). I know, I know.  You will mock me. Your opinion has tanked.  I get it. But I still like … Continue reading

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Are we poised for a Trumpian populist movement in New Brunswick?

There have been several stories/columns in the national press recently arguing we could be on the cusp of a populist movement in Canada like that seen in the U.S. and more recently in France. As I have written before, I … Continue reading

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