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TINAN 74 (August 2016)

In TINAN 74 the MDB Insight team looks at:


  • How do great cities actually work?
  • Connecting the urban-curious
  • Does city living make people happier?
  • Millennials can’t afford to job hop
  • Resource Review: “Healthcare Disrupted: Next Generation Business Models and Strategies” by Jeff Elton and Anne O’Riordan

Posted on 22, Apr | Posted by

TINAN Number 45 (April 2013)

In TINAN Number 45:

  • Closing the STEM gender gap
  • How pop-up urbanism is helping communities
  • Libraries – the original business incubator?
  • The world’s fastest growing cities
  • Company Corner: Court Ellingson Named to the Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) 2013 Board of Directors
  • Resource Review: Turnaround: Third world lessons on growth

Posted on 9, Dec | Posted by

The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy by Chris Turner

Making the leap

If the recent global recession and economic turmoil are going to teach us anything, it should be that business as usual is not going to cut it anymore. Economic change is happening faster than we are used to reacting. We are in a new economy where businesses, communities, and governments at all levels need to adapt by taking a giant leap rather than a small step.

So argues Chris Turner in his book The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy. Turner, a leading Canadian writer on sustainability and the cleantech industry, makes the argument that civilization needs a sustainable new operating system, and fast. Similar to his Canadian non-fiction predecessors such as Jeff Rubin, Turner develops a compelling argument for making a leap to sustainability.

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Posted on 22, Apr | Posted by

TINAN Number 23 (April 2011)

In TINAN Number 23:

  • The US and UK launch StartUp programs for small businesses
  • Urban studies meets Web 2.0
  • Supporting youth integration into the workplace
  • What makes a city happy?
  • Success factors of high-performing economic development organizations
  • MDB Insight to Open Western Office
  • Client Corner: Town of Ajax
  • Resource Review: The Business of Design

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