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Twenty Questions for Canadians Regarding Scottish Independence

Questions for the Canadians and on their perspective on Scottish Independence from the Academic Entrepreneur     I am asking these because in my “ethnographic experience” in Canada, I’ve noted one or more of the following around the issue of Scottish Independence: a) apathy surrounding the issue; b) a lack of an awareness of the […]

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Why Scotland is more like Canada than Quebec: Opinion piece by Harry McGrath

“So, rather than see the independence issue in Scotland as just another version of Quebec, it looks to me a lot more like the small ‘n’ Canadian nationalism of the 1970s onward: welcoming, inclusive, peaceful.”  -Harry McGrath, 2012   An exciting time in Scotland now with the possibilities for independence as the polls are showing […]

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On Immigration Policy: Blog repost on EU citizens living in Scotland

A most interesting, thoughtful post on EU citizens living in Scotland. This is from the Arc of Prosperity blog and was published yesterday by Thomas Widmann from Denmark, a German Citizen now living in Scotland.     EU citizens in Scotland must vote Yes to independence Posted on 04/09/2014 by thomas UKIP election propaganda by mia!, […]

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Simon Jenkins on Scottish Independence

Tonight’s Guardian article on Scottish Independence “Scottish Independence: A Yes Vote Will Produce  a Leaner, Meaner Scotland”  by Simon Jenkins is well worth a read.  He has nailed it.  Here is an excerpt that gets to bottom line and is the essence of his argument: “I would vote yes because, though I disbelieve both Darling […]

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Step Change for Innovation in Scotland: How to Massively Increase the Supply of Venture Capital in Scotland

This talk was given recently by the Academic Entrepreneur at the Business School of the University of Edinburgh.   See: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/about/events/53f3162126382c041f22296d/step-change-for-innovation-in-   Slides can be found here: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/eclub/news-and-events/?a=68277   A video will be posted on YouTube and linked here as well, and photos published within the month.

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Brain Drain from Scotland to London: Working in the City by hook or by crook?

This is re-post from the Arc of Prosperity blog in its entirety.  Good exploration into brain drain to London from Scotland.  There has also been much discourse lately concerning the cost of living in Scotland, and the difficulties faced by start-up entrepreneurs there, in a zone with a relatively low concentration of early stage entrepreneurial […]

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Denmark vs. Scotland: Whisky, Waves and Wind

Re-posted from the Arc of Prosperity blog by Thomas Widmann, AOP.  Please see the post in its entirety below. ” Dinna fash yersel — Scotland will dae juist fine! Posted on 24/08/2014 by thomas Provning Svenska Eldvatten by Svenska Mässan, on Flickr. Pick a random person from somewhere on this planet. Ask them to name […]

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