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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Digging the Puck Out of the Corner

Naturally, there are some exceptions, some bright, shining examples of Canadian businesses doing things in exciting, new and original ways. However, the fundamental issue lies in the fact that we simply do not have enough truly game-changing examples across a broad enough range of industries, segments and geographies to allow us to claim anything like the global competitiveness we need. Unlike hockey, where we are comfortable and excel in terms of confidence, skill and assertiveness, it seems it is just not part of our national character to chase the puck when it comes to business. Instead, we shy away from going hard into the corner with our elbows up when we see others fighting for possession of a market, ...

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