Business History

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BlackBerry Town

How high tech success has played out for Canada's Kitchener-Waterloo

The smartphone was an incredibly successful Canadian invention created by a team of engineers and marketers led by Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. But there was a third key player involved — … 264 View
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Fight or Submit

Standing Tall in Two Worlds

In the opening to his memoir, Grand Chief Ron Derrickson says his “story is not a litany of complaints but a list of battles” that he has fought. And he promises he will not be overly … 285 View

Merchant Princes

Halifax's First Family of Finance, Ships and Steel

This book tells the story of an extraordinary family of merchants and entrepreneurs. It begins in 1810, when William Stairs opened a small general store on the Halifax waterfront. Over the next … 376 View
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Shifting the Balance

How Top Organizations Beat the Competition by Combining Intuition with Data

Digital transformation expert Mark Schrutt reveals how the world’s top companies are using vast amounts of data to inform their decisions, disrupt industries, and get closer to their … 253 View
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Foreword

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The introduction of this text provides an overview of the content of the book. Topics include how data-driven decision making is disrupting a variety of industries and how business leaders and … 12 $1.20 Add
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Foreword

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The Stairs Family: An Overview; Foreword by Peter G.White; Introduction: A Nova Scotia Dynasty

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Provides an overview of the Stairs family and its history, the preface notes an oddity and missing information from their research which has revealed a mysterious aspect to the Stairs family, the … 18 $1.80 Add
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Who Wants To Be Connected All the Time?

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Chuck Howitt details the early days of Mike Lazaridis’s career, including his time at the University of Waterloo and his budding relationship with Professor Mohamed Elmasry. 7 $0.70 Add
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Beginnings

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1730-1797. Looks at the marriage between Hannah Roe and John Steers (not Denis Stairs as was previously thought) their time in Grenada, examines Hannah’s two other marriages after … 24 $2.40 Add
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Homeland

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Licence To Be Radical

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Examines the process Mike Lazaridis went through while choosing which university he would attend. Explains the history of the University of Waterloo, its technological facilities at the time and … 17 $1.70 Add
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Shifting Winds

From: Shifting the Balance

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Readings in part 1 of this text explore how companies combine intuition with data and analytics to drive competitive wedges in their markets. This chapter discusses the shift to data driven … 11 $1.10 Add
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Stories My Grandfather Told Me

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Engineers for Hire

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Discusses the early staff additions at Research in Motion, most notably the addition of Jim Balsillie. Reviews the development of RIM during the late 1980s and early 1990s. 9 $0.90 Add
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Informed, Enhanced, and Driven Data

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Readings in part 1 of this text explore how companies combine intuition with data and analytics to drive competitive wedges in their markets. Topics discussed in this chapter include the role of … 7 $0.70 Add
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The Patriarch

From: Merchant Princes

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1797-1865. Focuses on the life of William Stairs known as the patriarch of the Stairs family. The chapter looks at the fortune to be made in shipping, the struggles the family had, … 33 $3.30 Add