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.
Cutting the Thumbnails: An IP Story
Answering Don Cherry
Emmanuel Macron, Be True to Your School
A Long Look at Government at a Glance
Recognizing the Independence of Independent Review Committees: A Budget Proposal to the Minister of Finance
Independent Corporate Overseers Are Not Employees
Why I am Not a Porter Supporter
Who Will Rally the Anti-Ford Nation?
Memo to David Soknacki: Get Personal With Rob Ford. Today.
Assessing Rob Ford’s Political Leadership (This is Not a Joke)
I Confronted Rob Ford. Will City Council?
Neil Reynolds: Not Ready for Prime Time
Hung Parliament or Minority Government?
The TTC Fare Increase: How Technological Backwardness Begets Operational Stupidity