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That'll Never Work: Business Lessons from Successful Canadian Entrepreneurs [Hardcover]


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Book Description

March 6 2012

Have you ever pictured yourself as an entrepreneur? Wondered what it takes to start your own business? Fought to shrug off your personal doubts and join the ranks of independent business owners living their dream?

The entrepreneurs in That’ll Never Work will captivate you with their stories of success earned, competition burned, and lessons learned.

That’ll Never Work profiles some of Canada’s most successful business people: Tracey Clark (Bridgehead Coffee), Wayne Renick, Alf Garvin, and Brent Boyle (Jersey City Canada/Capz Canada), Charlie Spiring (Wellington West Capital Inc.), Barb Stegemann (The 7 Virtues Beauty Inc. & The 7 Virtues Communications Group), Jim Deslaurier and Denis Staples (Deslaurier Custom Cabinets Inc.), Stephen McIntosh (Factory Optical/Optics International/EyecandyOptiks), Gayle Robin (StrategicAmpersand), Robert Mills an Ray Mills (KUDU Industries Inc.), Gerhard Rauch (Helton Industries), Vivian Risi (Royal LePage), Louis Anagnostakos and Ted Manziaris (Turtle Island Recycling), Rivers Corbett (Relish Gourmet Burgers), Jory Lamb (VistaVu Solutions), Natalie Macaulay (Emerge Learning), Kevin Wong (Nulogy Corporation), Benoit La Salle (SEMAFO), Ray Price (Sunterra Group), Steven Gupta (Easton’s Group of Hotels), Paul Walker (Surface Mount Technology Centre Inc.).

Recalling the mistakes they made, the lessons they learned and who they learned them from, That’ll Never Work gives us an insider’s view into the triumphs and trials of some of Canada’s most resilient entrepreneurs.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: PORTFOLIO CANADA (March 6 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067006646X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670066469
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 20.3 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #162,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Every entrepreneur should read this book! First-rate profiles of Canadian business struggles and successes." - Rick Spence, National Post

"Anyone who wants to become an entrepreneur should get comfortable with the word 'no.' A lot of people will tell you it's not possible. But Canada's future economic prosperity is depending upon innovative entrepreneurs who know how to make the not-so-possible happen. The stories shared within That'll Never Work demonstrate the value of persevering through adversity - it's part of the DNA of every entrepreneur who wants to find success." - W. Brett Wilson, Chairman, Canoe Financial and seen on Slice's Risky Business

"Thank goodness Canada's entrepreneurs don't listen when others tell them 'That'll Never Work!' This book contains a wealth of examples of people who ignored the naysayers, and enriched our country greatly as a result. Current and future entrepreneurs will gain insight and courage from reading it." - Catherine Swift, President and CEO, Canadian Federation for Independent Business

"These entrepreneurial success stories can't be chalked up to chance, but to good leadership anchored on three principles successful entrepreneurs demonstrate: competencies, character and commitment. Competent leaders see the big picture. Leaders with character have the courage and humility to put that big picture before themselves at all costs. Committed leaders welcome dissent and controversy, but never lose sight of that big picture and are willing to make sacrifices in pursuit of it. These entrepreneurs are living proof that commitment to good leadership can make the impossible, possible." - Carol Stephenson, O.C., Dean, Richard Ivey School of Business

"The experiences shared in That'll Never Work are very insightful and practical and I would recommend it to any entrepreneur, business owner or anyone working in a family business today." - Jim Treliving, Chairman and Owner, Boston Pizza International Inc.

About the Author

KPMG EnterpriseTM is devoted exclusively to helping private companies in Canada to grow and succeed with offices in 30 locations across Canada.

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