Courtesy of Key Porter
Around the globe, Canadian business leaders are known for their effective management style: patient, polite, often undemonstrative, they are great networkers and deeply committed to operations.What are the roots of this management style, and how did it become the gold standard for Canadian business leaders?
Acclaimed business writer Gordon Pitts argues that the source lies Down East, in the business traditions of the Atlantic provinces. The defining traits of fierce company loyalty, excellent operations, and casual-yet-aggressive negotiating style grew out of the entrepreneurial and family businesses for which the region is famous. The exodus of many talented members of the Maritime business class into Central and Western Canada, New England and New York has taken this brand of management into the global power centres of international commerce.
Based on in-depth interviews with Maritime business leaders, The Atlantic Connection provides a window on the notoriously secretive world of the Irvings, the McCains, the Sobeys, and other business tycoons. It examines the power networks built around former New Brunswick premier, Frank McKenna, who is now bringing the Maritime Mafia into the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. This export of entrepreneurial talent from the Maritimes is one of corporate Canada’s best-kept secrets.About the Author
Gordon Pitts is a bestselling author, journalist and features writer for The Globe and Mail ’s Report on Business . In 1989 he was a press fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge University, during which time he wrote his first book, Storming the Fortress , a finalist for the National Business Book Award in 1990. In the Blood was a finalist for the National Business Book Award in 2000. His third book, Kings of Convergence, was also a finalist, in 2003. Gordon Pitts and his wife live in Toronto, Ontario.
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- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: Key Porter Books (Sep 13 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1554700892
- ISBN-13: 978-1554700899
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