- By Gordon Pitts

Fire in the Belly: How Purdy Crawford rescued Canada, and Changed the way we do Business

  • Title: Fire in the Belly: How Purdy Crawford rescued Canada, and Changed the way we do Business
  • Author: Gordon Pitts
  • ISBN: 9781771081788
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fire in the Belly How Purdy Crawford rescued Canada and Changed the way we do Business Shortlisted for the National Business Book AwardShortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for Non fictionPurdy Crawford s name is synonymous with Canadian business and law But even after educ

    Shortlisted for the 2015 National Business Book AwardShortlisted for the 2015 Dartmouth Book Award for Non fictionPurdy Crawford s name is synonymous with Canadian business and law But even after education at Mount Allison and Harvard, Purdy arrived on Toronto s Bay Street as an outsider, the son of a coal miner from tiny Five Islands, Nova Scotia So how did young PurdShortlisted for the 2015 National Business Book AwardShortlisted for the 2015 Dartmouth Book Award for Non fictionPurdy Crawford s name is synonymous with Canadian business and law But even after education at Mount Allison and Harvard, Purdy arrived on Toronto s Bay Street as an outsider, the son of a coal miner from tiny Five Islands, Nova Scotia So how did young Purdy ascend so quickly and so far to become one of Canada s top lawyers and best known business mentors In this biography of Purdy, bestselling business writer Gordon Pitts begins with the moment in 2007 when Crawford was enlisted by some of the country s leading corporate officials to stave off financial market catastrophe The book describes the role Crawford has played in mentoring many of Canada s brightest economic thinkers, and his contribution to changing the way business was done in the boardroom, particularly in opening the door for women Includes a photo insert of highlights from Purdy s professional career and private life.

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    1. A lawyer with strong humanity, a mentor and constant contributor to community, Mt Allison, and Canada in his role in preventing a major financial collapse and loss of billions in retirement savings of Canadians. Strong family, returning to Five Islands, Nova Scotia each summer, raising his six children to lead engaged lives. Strong ties to TD, first as the banker for his firm Osler, Harkin & Harcourt, then through his friendship with Ed Clark and Frank McKenna. Always an active supporter of [...]

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