Book picks as published in the April 19, 2017 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Ingenious : how Canadian innovators made the world smaller, smarter, kinder, safer, healthier, wealthier and happier
By David Johnston and Tom Jenkins
An exploration of what circumstances, incidents, coincidences, and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance. Above all, the book explores what goes on in the mind of an innovator, and maps the incredible spectrum of personalities that have struggled to improve the lot of their fellow citizens.
An Army of problem solvers: reconciliation and the solutions economy
By Shaun Loney
An exciting new book about solutions and the people who are already working on them. First Nations reconciliation has to include rebuilding local economies. Problem solvers such as the social enterprises and the small farm movement are demonstrating that we can tackle society’s most stubborn problems affordably. How do we get out of our own way to make space for local economies to flourish? How do we reinvent government to make it all happen?