I am Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Toronto, having retired in July 2020 after a 45-year academic career.
I continue to be engaged in research, writing, and giving professional presentations. With my co-author and spouse Beth Herst, I am completing a book on narrative and politics.
On this website I post blogs about politics, narrative, and my life experiences.
Book and Movie Reviews
A Tale of Three Steves and a Bill
Depicting Dot-com Disasters
The Best Laid Plans: A Great Satire
Bertie’s Stammer or The King’s Speech ?
Eliot Spitzer and the Politics of Sex
Fair Game: Speaking, Mumbling, or Shouting Truth to Power?
Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job: The Treason of the Technicians
The Social Network and the Entrepreneurship Genre
Waiting for Superman: Too Many Stories
Play it Again, Stone: A Review of Money Never Sleeps
In the Loop? Not Really
Mensch and Menschkeit
Engaging the Bright Boys and Bright Girls
La Classe (The Book)
Allan Blakeney’s An Honourable Calling