Re-thinking Public Post-Secondary Education Funding in Quebec and Canada

The recent students’ movement in Quebec formed in response to the provincial government’s plan to raise tuition fees has sparked a much needed debate on how we should fund post-secondary education. Given that my own opinion on the matter has shifted substantially since I graduated almost ten years ago, I’d like to add my voice […]

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Defining the next generation of Latin American Leadership

Hi Everyone, I wrote a blog-post for the World Economic Forum Blog discussing new definitions of leadership in the digital age. Please check it out here: http://forumblog.org/2012/04/defining-the-next-generation-of-latin-american-leadership/

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A Letter from Capitalist Me to Socialist Me

Dear Me from Ten Years Ago, Hey Me, it’s Matthew, from the future. 10 years in fact. Listen: in the event that the space time continuum allows for us to live in parallel, I wanted to drop you a line in the hope that I might be able to help you deal with the anxiety […]

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Is Instagram worth a billion dollars?

You know what’s cooler than a million dollars?  What?  A Billion Dollars.  ­The Social Network So, is it? The short answer to the question of whether or not Instagram is worth a billion dollars is yes, it is, because that’s exactly the price Facebook was willing to pay for it. Did they overpay? Like the […]

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Are you a sucky manager?

This post was originally published on brazencareerist.com. You can read it there here If you’re a manager, you’ve probably experienced the sensation of people not liking you — but does that mean you suck? Not necessarily. Your goal, after all, is to implement the company’s vision on the front-lines of the battle. If you’re going […]

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Canada: It’s time to lose the Flag.

Hey Canada, howzitgoin’, eh? It’s hard for me to say this, but I think we need to talk about your flag. You know, the one you have sewn onto your back-pack. And the one on your T-Shirt. And your hat. Ok, what I mean to say is that we need to talk about your entire […]

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The Internet/Globalization is Spreading Western Values

I should start by saying that this blog post represents the initial stages of a thought process that is far from complete and I’m not quite happy with my ability to clearly explain myself yet. My hope therefore is that the reader will consider the ideas contained herein as a proposal for a discussion as […]

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The internet is making us better people, and Joseph Kony proves it.

I’ve been neglecting my blog lately as a result of professional and personal travel but it certainly hasn’t been as a result of a lack of ideas or inspiration. I In fact, just now I came from a meeting with Argentine Technologist Santiago Siri and our conversation made me connect the dots between a few different […]

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Why Google’s Survival Depends on Google+

Google needs Google+ to succeed. Failure is not an option. What is at stake is the survival of the company. To place a bet on the future based on the present, however, would be extremely  naive. Here’s why (I should add that everything written below is based on my opinion as an observer and not […]

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Facebook: Worth the Hype?

After a pro-longed absence caused by intense work and then an intense vacation I am back at it. I left promising to write about Facebook’s business model, and now that the company’s IPO is on the horizon the topic is even more fitting. How does Facebook make money? One way that Facebook makes money is […]

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