Long Covid and the personal and economic burden of inadequate public health protections

I generally don’t talk much about the pandemic on this blog (that’s generally more for Twitter). That’s said, it’s time for community and business leaders to step up where public health has been pushed to reduce public health measures that work (such as large percentages of people wearing effective masks indoors and in crowds).

The business and overall economic impact of Long Covid, the vascular and micro-clotting disease, has already impacted thousands of people in Canada and is having a measurable economic impact.

Have a look at this analysis from CIBC’s financial advising practice. Pay attention.


— Dak

10 Principles of Effective Organizations

I enjoy the Harvard Business Review for the thoughtful articles. I recommend this article in particular as a way of gauging organizational health; how is your organization doing, if you compare it against these principles?

— Dak

“Organizations are pretty good at solving specific problems as they arise, but many lack a set of criteria and goals to meet in order to maintain their ability to compete and grow. The author identifies 10 research-backed principles from the field of organization development to guide companies: 1) Encourage cooperation, 2) organize for change, 3) anticipate the future, 4) remain flexible, 5) create distinctive spaces, 6) diversify your workforce — and create an inclusive environment, 7) promote personal growth, 8) empower people, 9) reward high performers, and 10) foster a leadership culture.”
— Read on hbr.org/2022/08/10-principles-of-effective-organizations