- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Key Porter Books; 1 edition (March 28 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1552638766
- ISBN-13: 978-1552638767
- Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 2.5 x 23.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 544 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #191,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Northern Tigers: Building Ethical Canadian Corporate Champions Hardcover – Mar 28 2007
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About the Author
PAUL GRESCOE is the author of numerous well-received business biographies chronicling western Canadian entrepreneurs including Jimmy: The Story of Jim Pattison of Vancouver, the head of Canada’s fourth-largest private company. He is also the author of The Mavericks: Lessons from the West’s Winning Entrepreneurs and The Money Rustlers: Self-made Millionaires of the New West — both business bestsellers.
DICK HASKAYNE retired as chairman of the board of TransCanada Corporation in 2005. In 2004, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution — only the fourth Canadian so honoured. That same year, he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame, and last fall into the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame and the Calgary Business Hall of Fame. He lives in Calgary.
Top Customer Reviews
However, as a book I actually wanted to give this two stars.
I am a small business owner, and an investor in Canadian business. I get excited when I pick up a Canadian business book. I recently read about Robert Campeau, a Canadian real estate tycoon that went bust when he got too big for his bridges by doing leverage buyouts of big retail conglomerates in the US. It was a great book with great Canadian content.
This book has a lot of great Canadian content, but this Memoir is written as if every thought he had was written down. It rambles adrift. Therefore I often found my mind drifting with 'bla, bla, bla' in my head wondering if this is all relevant. I like lessons, parables, a story. This was just down loading every thought, experiences he had as child and CEO. Relevant or not.
I think the problem is that we all think we either all have the most interesting or tragic story to tell. Mr Haskayne's story is worth telling, but I would have enjoyed a more stream lined version. (Check him out on youtube 'Haskayne's words of Wisdom'.. only 3 minutes)
So take this review with a grain of salt.. because I did not read the full book, and probably missed a lot of good content. I give the bad review because I wanted to, and in the end couldn't stay interested.