Book review: Workarounds That Work

This review originally ran in the Feb. 28 edition of the Hamilton Spectator. Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work By Russell Bishop McGraw Hill You and I belong to one of two clubs at work. We’re either part of the 99 per cent crowd or charter membersContinue reading “Book review: Workarounds That Work”

Letter to the editor: Integration beats segregation at schools

This letter originally ran in the Hamilton Spectator. Re: Poverty and segregation(Editorial, Jan. 31) While poor kids in Niagara get a school to call their own, the people of Raleigh, N.C., opted for integration over segregation. They recognized that kids can’t learn and teachers can’t teach in schools that are overrun by poverty. So theyContinue reading “Letter to the editor: Integration beats segregation at schools”

Book review: Brainsteering — a better approach to breakthrough ideas

This review originally ran in the Hamilton Spectator. Brainsteering: A Better Approach To Breakthrough Ideas By Kevin and Shawn Coynes HarperCollins At some point this year, you’ll find yourself trapped in a conference room with your comrades in arms. With relentless enthusiasm, a “creativity moderator” with little or no knowledge of your organization will facilitateContinue reading “Book review: Brainsteering — a better approach to breakthrough ideas”