Power of the Best: Innovative Strategies From Canada's Best-managed Companies

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Penguin Canada, Sep 18, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
The senior executives of more than fifty of Canada's most successful private companies invite readers behind the closed doors of their enterprises to share critical lessons in achieving business excellence. In Power of the Best, authors Peter Brown and John Hughes delve into ten themes that are essential to business success, illustrated by front-line examples from repeat winners of the Canada's Best Managed Companies award. Readers learn how businesses from an array of industries and regions have excelled in meeting the specific management challenges and opportunities of technology, sustainability, branding and marketing, mergers and acquisition, funding growth, succession planning, leadership, globalization, attracting and retaining talent, and productivity. Senior executives explain in their own words how these issues are being met 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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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 entrepreneurs in privately held companies, particularly where corporate ownership and families intertwine.  He has extensive experience in strategic planning, corporate and personal taxation, mergers & acquisitions, and in transaction due diligence.  As national leader, Hughes has been involved with Canada's Best Managed Companies program since its inception and is the co-author of Building the Best: Lessons from Inside Canada's Best Managed Companies.

Peter Brown is the national leader for Growth Enterprises at Deloitte.  This practice area comprises all of Deloitte's private company clients, private equity clients, and small- to mid-cap public companies.  Brown has over twenty-seven years of experience in public accounting, serving both the public and private sectors.  He has gained significant international experience in assurance and advisory services.  He has served as the lead audit, relationship and advisory partner for a number of Deloitte's most significant mid-market accounts.  Brown has served on the board of directors for Deloitte Canada and on both the Global and Americas Growth Enterprises Committees for Deloitte.

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