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This Spring

Despite impending March Madness and unseasonably warm weather here in Toronto, we at the Martin Prosperity Institute remain very much focused on the busy month ahead.

Following a string of successful speaking events with Richard Saul Wurman, Eric Liu, and Dan Coyle, and a panel talk with New York Times Gender Editor Jessica Bennett and reporters Emily Steel and Jodi Kantor about Journalism and the #MeToo Moment, we turn our attention to our annual Fellows Retreat.

MPI Fellows Adam Grant, Jonathan Haidt, Lauren Jones, Marianna Mazzucato, Nilofer Merchant, Mark Stabile and Zeynep Ton will join Roger Martin and Richard Florida in New York this month for a day of idea sharing and further refinement of our goals as we drive towards a final product in June of 2019.

After publishing a new working paper, The University’s Janus Face: the Innovation-Inequality Nexus with Ruben Gaetani, Richard Florida continues to be a strong voice in the discussion around where Amazon plans to build its second headquarters as the Internet giant eyes a final decision later this year.

In case you missed it, please take a few minutes to listen to the latest episode of our podcast, Shiftdisturbers, which looks at the term ‘Music City’ and how such a designation shapes municipal cultural policy.

As always, please like, comment, and share any of the articles, podcasts, videos, or events that you’ve attended. And if there are things we should be reading or issues we should be following, let us know!

Thanks for checking in. Until next month…