Review: Robert Kaplan’s What You’re Really Meant to Do – A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential

This review first ran in the July 29th edition of The Hamilton Spectator. What You’re Really Meant To Do: A Road Map For Reaching Your Unique Potential By Robert Steven Kaplan Harvard Business Review press $28 Everyone has bad days at work. But your bad days are piling up into weeks and months. You’ve lostContinue reading “Review: Robert Kaplan’s What You’re Really Meant to Do – A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential”

Review: The Metropolitan Revolution – how cities and metros are fixing our broken politics and fragile economy

This review first ran in The Hamilton Spectator on July 12. The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros are Fixing our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy By Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley Brookings Institution $31.32 Hamilton doesn’t need a hero. We shouldn’t pray for a saviour to rise from our one-way streets. And we shouldn’tContinue reading “Review: The Metropolitan Revolution – how cities and metros are fixing our broken politics and fragile economy”

5 questions worth asking Hamilton residents

Courtesy of Neighbourhood Centers and borrowed from The Metropolitan Revolution, five appreciative inquiry questions worth asking Hamilton residents that focus on strengths & assets rather than problems & deficiencies: What’s good about Hamilton and your neighbourhood? How do you know you are home? What attracted you to Hamilton and your neighbourhood? What would make youContinue reading “5 questions worth asking Hamilton residents”

Review: Youtility – why smart marketing is about help not hype by Jay Baer

This review first ran in the July 2 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. When I tweeted I was reviewing Youtility and giving a shout-out to @Hiltonsuggests, I got a tweet back from Hilton Worldwide within 5 minutes. Give it a try. Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help Not Hype By Jay Baer Portfolio/Penguin $26.50Continue reading “Review: Youtility – why smart marketing is about help not hype by Jay Baer”