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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

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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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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Licence To Be Radical

From: BlackBerry Town

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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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Engineers for Hire

From: BlackBerry Town

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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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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
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A Merchant’s Needs

From: Merchant Princes

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1819-1867.Traces the impact of William James (WJ) Stairs and examines his interest in politics, the expansion of the family firm, his dealings with the Confederacy during the US Civil War, … 35 $3.50 Add
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Going Mobile

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt details the creation and rollout of the [email protected] Pager 900. Examines the leadup to Research in Motion’s first smartphone. 11 $1.10 Add
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Down to Business in the “New” Canada

From: Merchant Princes

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1867-1906. Examines how the family adapted to the new canada after confederation. The ropemaking business, the final days of wood, wind and sail, their shipping agency busines, looks at the union … 36 $3.60 Add
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Riding the Rocket

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt details Research in Motion’s rise to prominence and what that meant for Canadian business, particularly in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. 21 $2.10 Add
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Boomtown

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt describes Research in Motion’s continued success, specifically from the point of view of several of the company’s key employees. 17 $1.70 Add
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National Policy Tory

From: Merchant Princes

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1848-1887 . Examines the life of John Fitzwilliam Stairs and his entry into politics as a Tory and how he was involved in the creation of national policy. Looks at sugar refining and steel making … 34 $3.40 Add
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Promoter and Politician

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1887-1897 . John F Stairs story continues into his his work as a promoter of the company, his foray back to politics, and some financial innovation 41 $4.10 Add
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Silicon Valley North

From: BlackBerry Town

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Howitt examines the growth of Kitchener-Waterloo’s growing reputation as a tech leader from the perspective of several staff and executives of other tech companies in the area. 26 $2.60 Add