Codfathers : Lessons from the Atlantic Business Elite. Second Printing in dustjacket, Signed

By: PITTS, Gordon.

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PITTS, Gordon. The Codfathers : Lessons from the Atlantic Business Elite. (Toronto) : Key Porter Books, (2005). Second Printing. Pp. (8),9-328. 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. "Around the globe, Canadian business leaders are known for their quietly effective management style: patient, polite, often undemonstrative. They are great networkers and deeply committed to operations. What are the roots of this management style, and how did it become the gold standard for Canadian business leaders? Acclaimed business writer Gordon Pitts argues that the source lies Down East, in the business traditions of the Atlantic provinces. The defining traits of fierce company loyalty, excellent operations, and casual-yet-aggressive negotiating style grew out of the entrepreneurial and family businesses for which the region is famous. The exodus of many talented members of the Maritime business class into Central and Western Canada, New England, and New York has taken this brand of management into the global power centres of international commerce. Based on in-depth interviews with Atlantic business leaders, 'TheCodfathers' provides a window on the notoriously secretive world of the Ir vings, the McCains, the Sobeys, and other key business tycoons, including John Bragg, the Nova Scotia blueberries and cable tycoon; John Risley, the hard-driving seafood king; and Ron Joyce, who made Tim Hortons into a Canadian icon. It examines the power networks built around Bay Street lawyer Purdy Crawford and former New Brunswick premier, Frank McKenna, who is now bringing the Maritime Mafia into the corridors of power in Washington, DC. The world of Newfoundland commerce is populated by such singular personalities as helicopter titan Craig Dobbin, cable-czar-turned-premier Danny Williams,and satellites-to-seafood kingpin Derrick Rowe." - from the dustjacket. Co ntents: 1. One World, One Fry, 2. K.C. and the Sunshine Band, 3. Doughnuts to Dollars, 4. The Ambassador from Apohaqui, 5. The King of Economy, 6. On Blueberry Hills, 7. Food Fights, 8. Fresh Crop at Sobeys, 9. Clearwater Runs Deep, 10. The Maritimization of Ken Row, 11. Casting the Newfie Net, 12. Beer and Chocolate, 13. Fellowship of the Ring, 14. Life among the Up-Alongs. Appendices. Top 15 Skills You Should Have if You Work for an Atlantic Canadian Boss; Who's Who in the East Coast Mafia [ a collection of idiosyncratic lists, including Telecom Connection, New Brunswick Movers, Bluenose Brigade, Chester Importsm Nedia Moguls, New Faces, Legal Eagles, The Toronto Crowd, The Bankers, Oilpatch Warriors, Brain Powers, St. FX Ringers, Newfie Bullets, Old and Young Dobbins, usw.] With index. Very good in dustjacket. With "StFX National Dinner 2006" sticker to front panel. Signed without inscription by Pitts on the title page. 25.00

Title: Codfathers : Lessons from the Atlantic Business Elite. Second Printing in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: PITTS, Gordon.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Key Porter Books, Toronto, 2005, ISBN:1552637182:

Seller ID: 114077

Keywords: CANADA NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS CANADIAN HISTORY BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHIES NEWFOUNDLAND,