Stop studying and start building already

Oh. My. Nerves. How much more can we take of the endless studies and debating about Toronto's transit woes. I moved to the city in 1965 to begin work. Over the past fifty-or-so years I have watched our home town triple in size and the brilliant minds who oversee our city's transit needs seem to be stuck in a time warp somewhere in the middle of the last century. Anyone who has ever been to Paris, London, New York or any other major city in the world has experienced and…

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This #GIRLBOSS has her sh$# together

The first time I heard the name Sophia Amoruso was during a radio interview when she was promoting her new book, "#GIRLBOSS". This 20-something young woman was describing her path to becoming owner of a highly-successful on-line retail fashion business called Nasty Gal. Her business smarts were remarkable for someone so young and my heart sang when she outlined her advice based on lessons learned that were so in-line with my own that I couldn't wait to read her book. Amoruso was the rebellious only child of baby boomers who…

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Breaking up is hard to do

Bette Davis is famously quoted as saying, “Getting old is not for sissies”. Retirement is a natural by-product of getting old. For some, it’s wonderful; for others, not so much. I definitely fall into the former category but for those who are forced to retire before they’re psychologically or financially ready it can be devastating.

At the risk of generalizing, I think it’s often more difficult for men than womenhappy coworkers2 to retire. The Boomer generation and our parents’ generation is rife with men who devoted their entire adult lives to their work. (more…)

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