Power Of The Best: Innovative Strategies From Canada's Best-managed Companies

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

byJohn Hughes, Peter Brown

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Discover the Power of the Best

Canada's most successful private companies invite readers behind the closed doors of winning enterprises to share critical lessons in achieving business excellence.

In Power of the Best, Peter Brown and John Hughes delve into the key themes that are essential to business success, illustrated by front-line examples from owners and executives of Canada's Best Managed Companies, including the following well-known companies from a wide array of industries and regions:

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada

GoodLife Fitness

McCain Foods (Canada)

Running Room

SiriusXM Canada

Brown and Hughes discuss how these leading companies have excelled in the Canadian and global marketplace.  Their management teams lead the way in technology, sustainability, branding & marketing, mergers & acquisitions, funding growth, succession planning, leadership, globalization, attracting & retaining talent, and in productivity.  Throughout this book, senior business executives explain in their own words how these issues are being addressed and leveraged to their advantage, providing insights not only into their own businesses but also into the strategies that entrepreneurs and executives in enterprises large and small need to master, regardless of their specific product or service.

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Discover the Power of the Best Canada's most successful private companies invite readers behind the closed doors of winning enterprises to share critical lessons in achieving business excellence. In Power of the Best, Peter Brown and John Hughes delve into the key themes that are essential to business success, illustrated by front-lin...

John Hughes is the national leader for Canada's Best Managed Companies program and leader of the Greater Toronto Growth Enterprise practice for Deloitte.  Hughes has spent his career helping entrepreneurs and their management teams create value and grow their businesses.  He has developed a broad range of expertise in issues unique to ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.3 × 6.27 × 0.92 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0670066451

ISBN - 13:9780670066452

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"Power of the Best is a tribute to the Canadian business landscape. Peter Brown and John Hughes offer a rare glimpse inside Canada's most admired private companies and their management teams. Business leaders from all industries will benefit from these invaluable lessons." - Arlene Dickinson, co-star of CBC's Dragons' Den and bestselling author of Persuasion"The entrepreneurial landscape in Canada continues to evolve, with new opportunities and challenges arising every day. The innovation demonstrated by Best Managed Companies in Canada over the past twenty years is a true testimony to the spirit of entrepreneurship that builds, fuels, and drives our country." - Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice President, CIBC Business Banking"Peter Brown and John Hughes share insightful portraits from several remarkable Canadian business leaders. Their portraits are nothing short of inspiring. The invaluable lessons exemplified by these extraordinary private companies will inspire the innovative entrepreneurs of today and tomorrow." - Frank Vettese, Managing Partner and Chief Executive, Deloitte Canada"Power of the Best is a must-read for entrepreneurs who want to turn challenges into opportunities to drive sustainable growth—just as each of these Best Managed Companies has." - Paul Godfrey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Postmedia Network Inc."The companies profiled by Peter Brown and John Hughes provide living proof that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Canada. There is much that can be learned from these inspiring stories." - David M. Saunders, Dean, Queen's School of Business