TINAN 2015

Posted on 18, Dec | Posted by

TINAN 67 (December 2015)

In TINAN 67 the MDB Insight team looks at the Christmas Price Index, the state of the global millennial workforce, the libraries of tomorrow, performance measurement, and unleashing public wealth.


  • Company Corner: Best wishes for 2016!
  • The cost of the Twelve Days of Christmas
  • A new look at the state of millennials worldwide
  • The libraries of tomorrow (and why they matter)
  • Overcome your performance measurement struggles in 2016
  • Resource Review: “The Public Wealth of Nations: How Management of Public Assets Can Boost or Bust Economic Growth”

Posted on 12, Nov | Posted by

TINAN 66 (November 2015)

In TINAN 65 the MDB Insight team looks at a toolkit for joint First Nations-municipal community CED planning, how climate change could hamper global productivity, the value of Canada’s SMEs, and why empowering women could help to close income gaps.


  • Company Corner: MDB Insight is hiring a Senior Consultant based in Alberta
  • A toolkit for stronger joint First Nations-municipal community CED planning
  • How climate change could hamper global productivity
  • Empowering women could help to close income gaps
  • SMEs show their value in Canada (again)
  • Resource Review: When to Rob a Bank and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants

Posted on 18, Sep | Posted by

TINAN 65 (September 2015)

In TINAN 65 the MDB Insight team looks at employer engagement, why businesses are moving back downtown, playable cities, income inequality in OECD countries, and Canada’s innovation grade.


  • Win-win-win results with employer engagement
  • Why companies are moving downtown
  • Is your city playable?
  • Are you rich or poor?
  • Canada scores a C in innovation
  • Company Corner: Millier Dickinson Blais is now MDB Insight

Posted on 20, Aug | Posted by

TINAN 64 (August 2015)

In TINAN 64 the MDB Insight team looks at global poverty, creative competitiveness, workforce automation, and supporting competitiveness and innovation in the manufacturing sector.


  • How rich are you?
  • Three key ingredients for creative competitiveness
  • Which jobs are most at risk of being automated?
  • Manufacturing competitiveness and innovation
  • Company Corner: Tyson McMann joins MDB Insight
  • Resource Review: “The Martian”

Posted on 26, Jun | Posted by

TINAN 63 (June 2015)

In TINAN 63 the MDB Insight team covers:

  • One in four global workers have stable jobs
  • Lessons from America’s leading metros
  • What makes a neighbourhood creative or innovative?
  • Understanding the anatomy of business incubation
  • Company Corner: Niagara Global Tourism Institute up and running!
  • Resource Review: “Blueprint for Revolution: How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego Men and Other Non-Violent Techniques to Galvanize Communities, Overthrow Dictators or Simply Change the World”

Posted on 22, May | Posted by

TINAN 62 (May 2015)

In TINAN 62 the MDB Insight team covers:

  • Leveraging entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship to compete
  • Are you ready for Generation Z?
  • The world’s happiest country is…
  • Taking agriculture to new heights
  • Company Corner: MDB formalizes its partnership with EDCO
  • Client Corner: Regional District of Fraser-Fort George wins BCEDA award
  • Resource Review: “I Am Malala”

Posted on 2, Apr | Posted by

TINAN 61 (March 2015)


  • Is your community age-friendly?
  • Are you ready for the Metropolitan Century?
  • Is education the key to closing the skills gap and sparking economic development?
  • Client Corner: Conception Bay South establishes a new BIA
  • Resource Review: Picking winners and losers in the entrepreneurial state

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