From a small-town law office in Nova Scotia to the pressure-cooker boardrooms of London, England, where he was Margaret Thatcher's "privatization ace," lawyer and businessman Sir Graham Day has earned an international reputation as a tough-minded but charming negotiator.
After a rocky educational start in Halifax, Day found his motivation at Dalhousie Law School and established the contacts and experiences that would guide him through the world of global business. With an impressive resume including troubleshooting roles for large companies (Canadian Pacific Limited, British Shipbuilders, Cadbury Schweppes) around the world, often during controversial times, Day solidified his position as an internationally sought-after change-maker.
In The Last Canadian Knight, award-winning business journalist Gordon Pitts chronicles Day's meteoric rise and explores the lessons Day gleaned from a lifetime spent in and out of the world's boardrooms.
Gordon Pitts is an author, public speaker, and business journalist with almost forty years of experience in daily newspapers. He is the author of several books, including national bestseller The Codfathers: Lessons from the Atlantic Business Elite and Fire in the Belly: How Purdy Crawford saved Canada and inspired a legacy of leadership, which won the 2015 Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2015 National Business Book Award. He lives in Toronto.
"It's always fun to pick up a book and have trouble putting it down because the story grips you. A new biography called The Last Canadian Knight: The Unintended Business Adventures of Sir Graham Day by Gorden Pitts did just that"— Catholic Register (Cdn)