“ ‘Disturbing’ report suggests powerful drugs helped fuel 2016 jump in homeless population.”
However, reading the article reveals it is not ‘powerful drugs’ but capitalism that was the cause of the significant jump in homeless population. People were not coming because they could get powerful drugs here, but because of the attractive prices and supply.
Consumerism: whether going to Abbotsford for drugs or going cross-border shopping it’s about the price.
Continue reading Speaking of Abbotsford’s Homeless Count
Given the media coverage, misunderstanding and misapplication of the results of the homeless count it is clearly important to understand what the homeless count IS and IS NOT. Failing to understand what the homeless count is and isn’t is what makes the homeless count one more behaviour that contributes to the growth of homelessness.
Continue reading Understanding the 2017 Homeless Count Results
The problem with focusing on Success Matrixes is that frequently what you are successful at is shooting yourself in the foot.
Continue reading Success Matrixes Part III
Part I spoke to the need to exercise due diligence and caution when choosing how and what you measure to judge what you are achieving and the need for a clear understanding of your goal[s], what achieving your goal[s] will in fact – versus what you expect – look like.
Failing to exercise due diligence can lead down the same path of self-sabotaging, self-destructive behaviour that had GM paying extravagant bonuses to executives to run the company into bankruptcy.
If your goal is to reduce the number of homeless on the streets what do you need to achieve?
Continue reading Success Matrixes Part II