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Category Archives: Social Enterprise

Speaking of jobs: are you into Social Media Strategy?

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a bit about the experience of a friend of mine, who’s a job-seeker that isn’t even willing to give the time of day to social media. (That friend is still sans job, although mostly because of the holidays more than anything else.) Now I get to be immersed a […]

Being more generous

This is one of twelve areas that I’m loosely “resolving” to improve this year. 2007 was a hectic year, so I hadn’t been keeping my books very well. As a result, I have no idea how much money I was actually able to put towards my personal goals for spending money on people other than […]

Talking Creative Cities in the DTES

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Mark Kuznicki‘s talk about Co-Creating the Creative City (slides at Slidehsare) at the Gallery Gachet in the downtown East Side in Vancouver. Thanks to Roland for taking “notes” through his Twitter liveblog-fu. The session was also being recorded by several people – maybe we’ll have some video […]

The Web of Change comedown

I didn’t manage to blog this before I up and left – I spent from last Wednesday, the 19th, to yesterday, the 23rd traveling to and from, and at, Hollyhock, a gorgeous retreat on Cortes Island for the 7th annual Web of Change conference. I had an amazing time, in ways that I’m just beginning […]

My very own Open Manifesto

Mean what you say even if you fall short of what you proclaim. – Open Manifesto Everything I write is an accurate reflection of how I felt at the time. – Richard I strive… to mean what I say. to mean compassionately. to make my meanings unambiguous. to share, author and revise my opinions, the […]

Quick pondering on my greenness

In the environment I am currently in, I often wonder what kind of a role I could have, in this Behemoth, in the corporate social responsibility realm. (Putting aside that CSR is more justification than change, etc.) For some strange reason, I haven’t determined yet whether the management would be willing to discriminate between ‘an […]


This past Tuesday, I was glad to be able to attend my second CaseCamp gathering at The Fifth Club – Toronto’s fourth since they started, organized by Eli Singer. A couple months ago, I remember being dragged after a tiring day of work by Sacha to my CaseCamp Toronto 3. This time, I had a […]

EnterpriseCamp (the unconference edition)

Yesterday morning, I dragged myself out of bed at an ungodly Saturday hour to attend the TorCamp crew‘s latest offering, the second, unconference edition of EnterpriseCampToronto at the Navartis offices. I appreciated the chance to catch up with the TorCamp folks, having seen them briefly earlier in the week when I was meeting Will Pate […]

A pinch of entrepeneurial fairy-dust

I hopped over to MaRS tonight after work on this, the first snowy day in Toronto I can think of in recent memory, to attend the latest in the lecture series called Entrepeneurship 101. The topic was Basics of Marketing I, and featured Peter Evans. I must admit, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. […]