A couple of weeks ago I traveled across Canada for the purpose of meeting with customers and partners and, as usual, I gained some great new insights into what is going on in different parts of the world. The message I heard: “All is not lost.” Indeed, far from it.
Yes, despite the doom and gloom that’s so frequently heard in the international news, things are moving ahead in many parts of the world! That news was welcome (as was the winter weather (cold in Toronto and snow in Calgary!), as a respite from the warm winters I experience at my Florida home).
During my travels, I thought that with the economic downturn and the new economy that we live in today that I would find Canadian utilities taking a very conservative approach to implementing new initiatives and projects, to conserve cash and wait out the economic uncertainty.
OK, Maybe it wasn’t that cold! (Jon at Banff National Park, in Alberta's Rockies, Canada)