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When housekeeping becomes houseleaving

Published on June 13, 2011 by in Coaches' Cafe

The time has come. After almost 30 years at the same address we’re leaving the old house. There are no overwhelming reasons why we have to go now. None that apply to us materially anyway. The place has stood by us well. It’s been a haven when other parts of our lives were out of

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Can you hear me now?

The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death by John Gray. Doubleday Canada; Toronto, Ontario, 2011. (273 pages). Reviewed by Donald R. Officer. As Hamlet observes with mock delicacy, nobody ever returns from the land of the dead. However, that is the rub, as he notes while pondering his own death in

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You can always use another rubber chicken

Published on March 14, 2011 by in InSite Review

Marketing Outrageously Redux How to Increase your Revenue by Staggering Amountsby Jon Spoelstra. Bard Press, Austin, Texas, 2010. Reviewed by Donald Officer. Jon Spoelstra wrote the first edition of this book about ten years ago. With his great imagination for the message he didn’t have to repeat himself. Except he did. We still haven’t got

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Financial Crimes Against Humanity

Published on January 27, 2011 by in InSite Review

The Doom Loop in the Financial Sector by William Leiss University of Ottawa Press, Ottawa, 2010. Reviewed by Liam Patterson Sociologist Ulrich Beck did a historical analysis of the sources and management of risks, and concluded that “natural” risks have subsided in modern society, only to be replaced by ³social² risks (Risk Society, 1992). Two of

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