Comment 34563

By jason (registered) | Posted October 07, 2009 at 17:21:43

look at the tens of thousands of students that come to Hamilton every year to attend Mac, Mohawk, Columbia, Redeemer etc.... yet the city has no vibe or feel at all as a 'student town' the way Montreal, Portland and parts of downtown TO do. Students run for the hills the first chance they get....and why not? They see an old boys club in charge here that calls the business and development ideas of the 21st Century as "anti-business" or "weird activist plots" etc.... Why would anyone with a choice and no ties to the Hammer stay here, especially seeing how viciously our business leaders, chamber of commerce, and politicians resist change and new ideas. Heck, we're still resisting ideas that become common in North America in the 80's, forget the 2020's.
As leadership guru John Maxwell says "everything rises and falls on leadership". Don't let the old media or old boys club ever try to make you feel like you are an obstacle or are standing in the way of change when they oppose new ideas. We need to constantly remind the public that THEY are the ones holding Hamilton back. They've been doing it for decades and show no sign of stopping.

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