If we want more entrepreneurs, how about we teach them to be, you know, entrepreneurial: self-reliant, innovative, customer-focused, not a bunch of browners trotting off to Ottawa for a pat on the head?
Andrew Coyne's a pretty smart fella - so when he talks with measured confidence about entrepreneurialism, labour health/productivity and innovation, I'm sure he's done his homework and therefore knows of what he types.
Some of the material he may have perused in his research:
Public Investment in Skills: Are Canadian Governments doing enough? (C.D. Howe Institute)
The 21st Century Office (YourCT.com)
The Role and Future of HR: The CEO's Perspective (HRPA/Knightsbridge)
44 Master Moves of Remarkable Entrepreneurs (Robin Sharma)
A Mentally Healthy Workforce - It's Good For Business (Partnership for Workplace Mental Health)
Age, Education and Illness Behaviour (Singapore Medical Journal)
Applying What We Know: Student Learning Styles (Dennis W. Mills PhD)
Are Risk Aversion and Impatience Connected to Cognitive Ability? (Institute for the Study of Labor)
Building Mentally Healthy Workplaces: Perspective of Canadian Workers and Front-Line Managers (Conference Board of Canada)
Connecting the Dots: Linking Training Investment to Business Outcomes and the Economy (Canadian Council on Learning)
Does Job Satisfaction Improve the Health of Workers? (Institute for the Study of Labor)
Guarding Minds at Work: A Workplace Guide to Occupational Health and Safety (Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction)
Workplace Mental Health and Competitive Advantage (MPP Kevin Flynn)
The Artful Mind: Cognitive Science and the Riddle of Human Creativity (Editor, Mark Turner)
The Consequences of Micromanaging (Kenneth E. Fracaro)
The Relationship Between Labour Productivity and Real Wage Growth in Canada and OECD Countries (Centre for the Study of Living Standards)
The Unheralded Business Crisis in Canada (Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health)
Mental illness adversely affecting Canada’s economic potential (Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco)
Normal Behaviour, Or Mental Illness? (Anne Kingston)
The Bias Against Creativity: Why People Desire But Reject Creative Ideas (Jennifer S. Mueller)
Creativity and the Science of Innovation (Carter Bowles)
7 Things That Set Real Entrepreneurs Apart (Steve Tobak)
School of Hard Knocks (Annie Murphy Paul Reviewing Paul Tough 'How Children Succeed')
The Hypomanic Edge (John D. Gartner)
The RX For Innovation (Baba Shiv)
There are 25 articles here; many are lengthy and pretty much all of them will strain your brain.
I could offer some recommendations on priority reading - I could even organize them into sub-groups and colour coordinate them. But again, Coyne's a smart guy, an independent thinker and pretty entrepreneurial himself.
Folk like that don't need guidance, do they? They always rise to the top and end up calling the shots, which is why we're where we are today.