GORDON PITTS is a bestselling author, journalist and features writer for The Globe and Mail's Report on Business, focusing on management, entrepreneurship and family 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: Battles to Succeed in Canada's Family Businesses, was a finalist for the National Business Book Award in 2000. His third book, Kings of Convergence:The Fight for Control of Canada's Media, was also a finalist, in 2003, as was The Codfathers: Lessons of the Atlantic Business Elite, in 2006. Gordon Pitts and his wife live in Toronto.
Imagine a future for Canada where Alberta is the corporate and cultural kingpin, Ontario is on the ropes, and Quebec is almost irrelevant. Not so long ago, all these scenarios would have been considered ludicrous.
But as bestselling business writer Gordon Pitts documents in this fascinating and brilliantly illuminating new book, they are now wit …
Nominated for the 2006 National Business Book Award
How did an economically depressed region of Canada end up generating some of North America's most innovative business leaders? By quietly?but forcefully?making offers their competitors couldn?t refuse.
The Codfathers is a fascinating window into the secretive world of powerful families like t …