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Going for the Green

Conversations with Canada's Business and Political Elite

by (author) Robert Thompson

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
Government & Business, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2008
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In Going for the Green: Conversations with Canada's Business and Political Elite, Canada's top captains of industry are removed from the confines of their plush offices and freed of their suits and ties to play a casual round of golf with Thompson. He proves that you can learn more about someone from spending four hours on the golf course than a week in the boardroom.
Tip it up with the likes of Pengrowth CEO Jim Kinnear and Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie as they discuss life on the oil patch and how best to autograph a blackberry. Break into the old boys' country club with Indian real estate mogul Rai Sahi and the first female executive vice-president in the energy sector, Dee Parkinson-Marcoux.
Multitask with duty-bound liberal Toronto mayor David Miller on the journeyman's municipal course, then learn what makes Ontario Progressive Conservative leader John Tory tick on the exclusively blue-blood Rosedale. Peek into the Rolodexes of rock promoter Gerry Barad, Newfoundland premier Danny Williams, sports agent Brad Pelletier, and golf-designer-to-the-stars Thomas McBroom. Then listen in while Tim Hortons' founder Ron Joyce and former Alberta premier Ralph Klein reflect on retirement.
Robert Thompson shows how there's more to it than fun and games when it comes to Going for the Green.

About the author

ROBERT THOMPSON writes a golf column for the National Post and was a staff reporter covering business and sports. He is also a columnist for Score Golf, a contributing editor for Travel and Leisure Golf, and has written for The Globe and Mail and Golf magazine. His books include Always Fresh: The Untold Story of Tim Hortons by the Man Who Created a Canadian Empire, and The Third Best Hull.

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