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Avoid Trump-cosis, and ask “what will rational people do”

Avoid Trump-cosis, and ask “what will rational people do”

Feb 05 2017

Many folks I know are driving themselves crazy watching Trump, raving about his actions, and speculating about what he will do next.…

Some illiberal truths about innovation policy

Some illiberal truths about innovation policy

Aug 01 2016

Another week, another article in the Globe & Mail fawning over Navdeep Bains, the federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.…

Making money from Brexit – the weekend after

Making money from Brexit – the weekend after

Jun 27 2016

The pound will fall further and stay down a long time. Likely a slower swoon not a precipitous fall, but a swoon…

A soft rant about infrastructure

A soft rant about infrastructure

Apr 05 2016

All infrastructure is not concrete. In fact, much of the most important infrastructure today is soft – software in fact. If infrastructure…

A Partisan Rant

A Partisan Rant

Apr 01 2016

A little bird told me that some of you intend to vote Conservative in the upcoming federal election. Let me be clear:…

How to waste time and money on your firm’s newsletter

How to waste time and money on your firm’s newsletter

Apr 01 2016

Many firms produce newsletters. Here is how to ensure that absolutely no one reads yours, that it has no marketing value at…

A riposte to Balsillie

A riposte to Balsillie

Mar 25 2016

Just because you are wealthy does not mean that you are wise. Another week, another rant from Jim Balsillie in the Globe…

The window of consideration: awareness before selection

The window of consideration: awareness before selection

Mar 16 2016

In IP, most client-provider relationships are enduring and stable. This is not a hook-up culture: clients who are content with their professional…

Seasonal Rant

Seasonal Rant

Mar 15 2016

In the spirit of the season, a Rant and best wishes. Happy Festivus, and All the Best for 2015. Neil

An IP Story: Business Depot

An IP Story: Business Depot

Mar 13 2016

Staples has done a brilliant job of holding Office Depot out of the Canadian market, and one factor must be its skillful…