Est-ce qu'on naît entrepreneur ou est-ce qu'on apprend à le devenir? « Merci de nous avoir choisis » cherche à répondre à cette fameuse question en examinant l'histoire fascinante des magnats des affaires Arthur Irving et K.C. Irving, et celle d'Irving Oil. Un observateur aguerri a écrit au sujet des Irving : « Qu'on les aime ou qu'on les haïsse, on se doit de les respecter. » S'appuyant sur d'innombrables entrevues et des recherches approfondies, l'auteur primé Donald J. Savoie (Se débrouiller par ses propres moyens) examine en détail le succès d'une entreprise qui a vu le jour à Bouctouche et qui a grandi à Saint John, au Nouveau-Brunswick, et qui exploite maintenant la plus grande raffinerie de pétrole au Canada, ainsi que plus d'un millier de stations-service réparties dans l'Est du Canada, la Nouvelle-Angleterre et l'Irlande. L'entreprise a également des bureaux à Amsterdam et à Londres et exploite la seule raffinerie en Irlande. Comme l'a dit K.C. Irving, on n'est jamais assuré de garder les clients; il faut gagner leur fidélité une personne à la fois. « Merci de nous avoir choisis » retrace l'histoire de la famille Irving depuis ses origines en Écosse, couvre la création et les premières années de l'entreprise et étudie la façon dont Irving Oil fait face aux défis actuels. Cette biographie exhaustive fournit des enseignements précieux pour les aspirants entrepreneurs, les écoles de commerce, les politiques publiques et, en particulier, le Canada atlantique.
Business and economics
- Author:J. Savoie, DonaldSummary:
- Wow : Connectez davantage pour maximiser la puissance de vos relations : Préface de Raymond Aaron auteur de best-sellers du New York TimesAuthor:Lajoie, CédricSummary:
WOW Connectez davantage pour Maximiser la puissance de vos relations Préface de Raymond Aaron auteur de best-sellers du New York Times Vis le « Wow » et ta vie entière sera transformée ! Le « WOW » représente la nature d'une personne à son état pur. Être soi-même, c'est la façon la plus puissante de développer une relation ; c'est l'avantage concurrentiel que tu possèdes par rapport à n'importe qui et dans n'importe quel domaine dans lequel tu veux réussir. La raison pour laquelle les gens ne parviennent pas à atteindre le succès n'est pas par manque de connaissances, mais bien parce qu'ils n'ont jamais cultivé leur « WOW » et ne l'utilisent pas pour se différencier des autres. Vous avez tous grandi dans un monde où vous devez performer et vous rapprocher de la perfection. Cependant, personne ne vous a enseigné le pouvoir des relations et comment connecter davantage avec ces gens qui peuvent vous aider à réussir votre vie. Les moments réservés à créer des liens étant devenus une simple transaction, alors votre esprit s'est vite transformé pour penser à court terme. Et pourtant, le plus grand obstacle qui sépare chaque individu de son rêve ultime est sa relation avec la bonne personne ! Vous n'êtes qu'à sept personnes de celle qui vous aidera vraiment à réussir, mais pour cela, il faut d'abord que la première vous réfère à la deuxième, et ainsi de suite. Bien que chaque individu soit complètement différent, l'être humain agit à partir des mêmes principes. Peu de gens aiment se faire critiquer et juger. Par contre, la plupart veulent recevoir un sourire, de la reconnaissance et se sentir importants. Ce guide vous enseignera des techniques très simples de communication qui transformeront vos relations tant personnelles que professionnelles : à partir des mots qui sortent de votre bouche jusqu'à leur impact sur les autres, en passant par votre façon d'être et d'agir. Ainsi, des miracles feront tranquillement leur apparition dans votre vie. Wow !.
- Author:Adolphe, MattSummary:
This book includes 10 tips that will help you successfully navigate the changing world of work and excel in your job. Follow these tips to become an essential employee and discover that job security and leadership positions are naturally within your reach. Not only will you excel in your career, but you will also make your workplace better for those around you. Why not be the most you can be? Read on and start today!
- Author:Rust, DanSummary:
Dan Rust gives you the strategies you need to accelerate your career and prevent setbacks from stalling your progress. If you are talented, ambitious, and hardworking, but feel your career just isn't accelerating as rapidly as it should, this book is for you.
- Author:Kerpen, CarrieSummary:
Carrie Kerpen shares her own career lessons as well as those from a board of fifty powerful women in a wide range of industries to help women everywhere make their aspirations a reality.
- Author:Bolles, Richard NelsonSummary:
In today’s challenging job-market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. This completely updated edition features the latest resources, strategies, and perspectives on today’s job market, revealing surprising advice on what works—and what doesn’t—so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results. This practical manual has been fully revised for 2021 by Vanderbilt University Career Center Director Katharine Brooks, EdD, with modern advice on the job hunt strategies that are working today, such as building an online resume, making the most of social media tools to network effectively, interviewing virtually with confidence, and negotiating the best salary possible. At its core is Richard N. Bolles’s famed Flower Exercise, a unique self-inventory that helps you design your career—and your life—around your key passions, transferable skills, traits, and more. With the unique and authoritative guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools they need to discover—and land—their dream job.
- Author:Granville, BrigitteSummary:
As evidenced by the yellow vests protest movement that began in France in 2018, the state of the French nation inspires gloom among many of its citizens. Brigitte Granville views this malaise as a peculiarly French symptom of the difficulties experienced by many advanced industrial democracies in the face of globalization, technology, and mass immigration.Granville brings trenchant criticism to bear in this wide-ranging survey of the political economy of contemporary France, building her case for the prosecution on the self-reinforcing rigidity produced by a narrow Parisian oligarchy that is both entitled and intellectually hidebound. What Ails France?applies an economist's vision to the monetary and fiscal pathologies flowing from this ideologically motivated technocratic rule, reflected in Europe's flawed monetary union, runaway indebtedness, and chronically high structural unemployment. The author marshals academic research from a wide range of disciplines to fuel a provocative and at times contentious analysis, proposing various treatments for French ailments that would reinvigorate the republican value of libertéwith a new local slant.A refreshing, ideologically freewheeling discussion, What Ails France?provides a positive take on the innovations of our digital age, exploring their potential to bring about a more representative democracy and a fairer society.
- Author:Partnoy, FrankSummary:
Frank Partnoy demonstrates that decisions of all kinds benefit from being made at the last possible moment. The art of knowing how long you can afford to delay before committing is at the heart of many a great decision-whether in a corporate takeover or a marriage proposal.
- Author:Gauthier, LucieSummary:
Bien plus qu'un livre sur la vente, Vendre oui, c'est facile! est une porte grande ouverte sur la réalité du plein potentiel humain et des trésors qui s'y cachent. Avez-vous déjà constaté que les objections nourrissent la peur? Vous apprendrez qu'en appliquant certains principes vraiment puissants, nous n'avons plus d'objections. Cette lecture vous dévoilera l'arrière-scène de la vente qui vous permettra de vendre avec aisance. Découvrez également quelle est votre relation avec l'argent afin de mieux négocier, et apprenez comment gagner du temps avec la vidéoconférence et le téléphone. Si vous voulez apprendre à vendre avec facilité, ce livre est pour vous. Que vous soyez dirigeant d'entreprise, conseiller, entrepreneur ou travailleur autonome, vous trouverez de l'information très pertinente pour favoriser votre succès.
- Author:Donovan, Rich, Wright, BradenSummary:
If you discovered a new market comprising 53% of the world’s population, would you act to invest in it? There are 1.3 billion people around the world who identify as having a disability. When you include friends and family, the disability market touches 53% of all consumers. It is the world’s largest emerging market. Unleash Different illustrates how companies like Google, PepsiCo, and Nordstrom are attracting people with disabilities as customers and as employees. Replacing “nice to do” with “return on investment” allows market forces to take over and the world’s leading brands to do what they do best: serve a market segment — in this case, the disability market. Business managers will come to understand how taking a charity-oriented approach to people with disabilities has failed, what action is required to capitalize on the world’s biggest emerging market, and how their organizations can grow revenue and cut costs by attracting people with disabilities as customers and talent. Rich gives the reader a peek into how he rose from a Canadian school for “crippled children” to manage $6 billion for one of Wall Street’s leading firms. He makes it easy to relate to the business goal of serving disability — because he has actually done it.
- Author:Pitts, GordonSummary:
As tech investors the world over search for elusive unicorns (start-ups valued at over $1 billion), acclaimed business journalist Gordon Pitts asks whether there can be a place for high-tech innovation and unicorn-like value creation outside of major urban centres, whether in Atlantic Canada, rust-belt New York, or Northern Ontario. Journeying back to the origins of Radian6 and Q1 Labs -- two New Brunswick companies that sold for a combined $1 billion -- in the basements and offices of a group of geeks and dreamers, Pitts tells a story of two remarkable companies and the legacies that continue to this day. But theirs was not a simple tale of overnight success; there were sellouts and firings, comebacks and vindication, and still unfulfilled promise. This is a story of high-tech value creation far from Silicon Valley, a story of the mythical unicorn in the woods. Are the stories of Radian6 and Q1 Labs outliers, rogue datapoints that should be discarded, or the foundation for a new knowledge economy outside of the mainstream?
- Author:Varol, Ozan O.Summary:
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to think like one. Ozan Varol reveals nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and life. Those who can tackle complex and unfamiliar problems, without clear guidelines and with the clock ticking, enjoy an extraordinary advantage.
- Author:Ford, Clyde W.Summary:
John Stanley Ford became IBM's first black software engineer. But not all of the company's white employees accepted having a black colleague and did everything in their power to humiliate, subvert, and undermine Ford. Yet Ford would not quit. While Ford remained at IBM, it came at great emotional cost to himself and his family, especially his son Clyde who followed him to IBM two decades later. As he, too, experienced the same institutional racism, Clyde began to better understand the subtle yet daring ways his father had fought back.
- Author:Grant, AdamSummary:
#1 New York Times Bestseller
“THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more—it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious enough about the world to actually change it. I’ve never felt so hopeful about what I don’t know.”
—Brené Brown, Ph.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dare to Lead
The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life
Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval—and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become.
Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds—and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox. Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.
- Author:Hewitt, BenSummary:
This is the captivating story of a small town coming back to life. Hardwick, Vermont, has jump-started its economy through a local, self-sustaining food system, surviving with its network of community support.
- Author:Schurman, BradleySummary:
A demographic futurist explains the coming Super Age--when there will be more people older than sixty-five than those under the age of eighteen--and explores what it could mean for our collective future.
- Author:Barker, Teresa, Twist, LynneSummary:
This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money - earning it, spending it, and giving it away - can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity. Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.
- Author:Franklin, Ursula M.Summary:
In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution of privacy and intellectual property rights, the impact of the current technology on government and governance, the shift from consumer capitalism to investment capitalism, and the influence of the Internet upon the craft of writing.
- Author:Irvine, DavidSummary:
Uncover the hidden secrets of the journey within. Reach new summits of success. The Other Everest is a 'MUST READ' for anyone interested in harnessing the full power of authentic leadership. A milestone book in the career of David Irvine, The Leader's Navigator, this authoritative guide to Leadership--The Authentic Way provides a unique and remarkable synthesis of David's learnings, teachings and wisdom gleaned over a lifetime of connecting and communicating at the cutting edge of entrepreneurial, business and organizational culture.
- Author:Cleveland, Karen, Bilodeau, MichelleSummary:
Inspiring couples to plan their wedding in a way that is meaningful to them, The New Wedding Bookdebunks the 'traditions,' makes sense of realistic budgets, and confronts the crushing pressure for weddings to be perfect.