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A Vision Greater than Themselves

The Making of the Bank of Montreal, 1817-2017

by (author) Laurence B. Mussio

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2016
Corporate & Business History
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
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For the past two centuries, the Bank of Montreal has been at the centre of Canada’s economic and financial development. Marking the bicentennial of Canada’s first bank, A Vision Greater than Themselves tells the story of the financial institution from its origins to the present through its iconography. Exploring the Bank of Montreal’s past through images of objects, its leaders, key documents, and forgotten advertisements, Laurence Mussio illustrates how the Bank of Montreal emerged over time. He shares perspectives on leadership, culture, community, triumphs, and challenges to offer a glimpse into the bank’s personality, innovations, technologies, nation-building projects, and architectural legacy. The mosaic that emerges provides a unique understanding of the Bank of Montreal’s experience over the years. Individually, each visual reveals a self-contained story that is both entertaining and extraordinary. Collectively, these objects impart a much larger story. Throughout this volume’s pages, a picture emerges of a bank that has shaped and been shaped by Canada and the North Atlantic world. Examining an astonishing range of material, A Vision Greater than Themselves celebrates the evolution of one bank and how it made its mark.

About the author

Laurence B. Mussio est historien et conseiller stratégique, spécialiste de la finance, de la technologie et des affaires publiques. Il est l'un des cofondateurs de Long Run Initiative (LRI), un projet d'envergure mondiale sur l'application de l'éclairage du passé aux défis du présent. Il vit à Toronto.

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