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  • "Can't Buy Me Love: How Martha Billes Made Canadian Tire Hers"
    Text  McQueen, Rod, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 29 Nov 2001, 218-228     A review of the author's book, and Martha Billes life. Many anecdotal instances.
    Text  McQueen, Rod, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 29 Nov 2001, 218-228   A review of the author's book, and Martha Billes life. Many anecdotal instances.
  • Of Myths and Men
    Text  Crosby, Harold E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 12 Jan 1978, 195-209     Public myths and misconceptions about business and economics. A review of the myths and some general approaches to possible cures and remedies. Some reactions to an analysis of the myths. A refutation of the myths, with examples. How to convince people that the myths are just that. The need for ...
    Text  Crosby, Harold E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 12 Jan 1978, 195-209   Public myths and misconceptions about business and economics. A review of the myths and some general approaches to possible cures and remedies. Some reactions to an analysis of the myths. ...
  • A Traditional English Family Company
    Text  Burrough, Norman, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 13 Mar 1986, 314-323     The theme of the traditional English family company. James Burrough as one of a "sadly-decreasing number of genuinely old family firms in England." A history of James Burrough, and of the speaker's personal experiences. An exploration of the advantages and problems of a family firm. How most family business are ...
    Text  Burrough, Norman, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 13 Mar 1986, 314-323   The theme of the traditional English family company. James Burrough as one of a "sadly-decreasing number of genuinely old family firms in England." A history of James Burrough, and of ...
  • The Egoless Corporation
    Text  Dell, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 15 Oct 1992, 77-85     The 1984 challenge, by Dell, to the traditional distribution model by selling computers directly to the end users. An exploration of what is the right business model for survival and for prosperity in an era of recession and price wars. Challenges for the computer industry over the past 18 months. ...
    Text  Dell, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 15 Oct 1992, 77-85   The 1984 challenge, by Dell, to the traditional distribution model by selling computers directly to the end users. An exploration of what is the right business model for survival and ...
  • Canada and Its Development
    Text  Spillman, Harry C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 15 Oct 1925, 270-282     The role of the businessman and commerce in building up a nation. Commerce as a seat of power but also as a seat of responsibility. The three ways in which this business responsibility manifests itself. The need for leadership, and the nature of leadership. On the eve of very wonderful ...
    Text  Spillman, Harry C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1926), 15 Oct 1925, 270-282   The role of the businessman and commerce in building up a nation. Commerce as a seat of power but also as a seat of responsibility. The three ways in which ...
  • Organizing for Global Growth
    Text  Barnevik, Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 May 1994, 511-524     Globalisation, business organisation, and recent events in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas. How Asea Brown Boveri and other successful companies have organised themselves for global growth and competitiveness. A review of highlights of ABB's global matrix, decentralization and the development of its international managers. A discussion of ...
    Text  Barnevik, Percy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 27 May 1994, 511-524   Globalisation, business organisation, and recent events in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and the Americas. How Asea Brown Boveri and other successful companies have organised themselves for global growth and ...
  • Operation Export Opportunity
    Text  Winter, The Hon. Robert H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 5 Jan 1967, 137-147     A project which qualified as a Centennial observance: a stepped-up export promotional programme by the Department of Trade and Commerce. The direct link between an expanding export performance and sound, sustained economic growth and prosperity for Canada. A challenge to the export community, made at the Canadian Export Association October ...
    Text  Winter, The Hon. Robert H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1967), 5 Jan 1967, 137-147   A project which qualified as a Centennial observance: a stepped-up export promotional programme by the Department of Trade and Commerce. The direct link between an expanding export performance and sound, ...
  • Education and Commerce
    Text  Leverhulme, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 4 Dec 1919, 442-457     The employee today as the employer of tomorrow in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The speaker's optimism with regard to the worker in these countries. How profits are made. The need for all three of capital, labor, and good management. Getting the best results through private ownership. ...
    Text  Leverhulme, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 4 Dec 1919, 442-457   The employee today as the employer of tomorrow in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The speaker's optimism with regard to the worker in these countries. How profits ...
  • The Changing Canadian Retail Landscape
    Text  Heller, George J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Apr 2002, 527-539     Major changes in retail over the past decade. Why things change; the outcomes of the changes; a look forward. Some key realities Canadians lived through in the '91 to 2001 decade. The realities that shaped the consumers that shaped retail. What's next - some predictions. The situation for the Hudson's ...
    Text  Heller, George J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 25 Apr 2002, 527-539   Major changes in retail over the past decade. Why things change; the outcomes of the changes; a look forward. Some key realities Canadians lived through in the '91 to 2001 ...
  • The Canadian Global Corporation
    Text  Mounfield, William K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 6 Feb 1975, 231-245     A history of Massey-Ferguson from its beginnings in 1847 by Daniel Massey. Various projects carried out by the company in diverse countries such as Brazil, Peru, Poland, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Mexico, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey and Yugoslavia. Projects in the making. A description of the company's operation in Canada. The ...
    Text  Mounfield, William K., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 6 Feb 1975, 231-245   A history of Massey-Ferguson from its beginnings in 1847 by Daniel Massey. Various projects carried out by the company in diverse countries such as Brazil, Peru, Poland, Argentina, Italy, Spain, ...
  • A Prescription for Business/Government Relations
    Text  Wilson, Ian R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 8 Nov 1979, 94-107     The premise that companies must constantly prove their corporate good citizenship. Experiences of the Coca-Cola Company around the world as good citizens in partnership with government. The benefits of corporate good citizenship. A description of various projects, programs and activities in various countries by the coca-Cola Company, including China, Egypt, ...
    Text  Wilson, Ian R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 8 Nov 1979, 94-107   The premise that companies must constantly prove their corporate good citizenship. Experiences of the Coca-Cola Company around the world as good citizens in partnership with government. The benefits of corporate ...
  • Canada's Industrial Development Bank
    Text  Clark, E. Ritchie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 27 Mar 1975, 314-328     The Industrial Development Bank. A description of a unique financial institution in Canada which has been in operation for 31 years, serving small and medium-sized businesses. Its new responsibilities under a new name: the Federal Business Development Bank. A review and history of the beginnings of this institution, its mandate, ...
    Text  Clark, E. Ritchie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1975), 27 Mar 1975, 314-328   The Industrial Development Bank. A description of a unique financial institution in Canada which has been in operation for 31 years, serving small and medium-sized businesses. Its new responsibilities under ...
  • Too Few Producers: In Britain and North America
    Text  Eltis, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 11 Jan 1979, 155-178     The structural problems of the economies in Britain and Canada. Some basic comments on how economy works. The element of surplus and the government-financed non-market sector. Government spending on workers in the United States, Canada, and Britain. Increased spending on education, health, pensions, personal security and the arts in relation ...
    Text  Eltis, Walter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 11 Jan 1979, 155-178   The structural problems of the economies in Britain and Canada. Some basic comments on how economy works. The element of surplus and the government-financed non-market sector. Government spending on workers ...
  • Communicating in the New North American Market
    Text  McCaughey, Lorraine B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 23 Apr 1992, 523-536     The new North American market. The important role of communications in identifying obstacles and seizing opportunities as formal barriers to trade fall. Address draws heavily on the views of recently published document by Burston-Marstellar, "The North American Free Trade Adreement—A Communications Update." NAFTA simply a first step, an "attempt by ...
    Text  McCaughey, Lorraine B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 23 Apr 1992, 523-536   The new North American market. The important role of communications in identifying obstacles and seizing opportunities as formal barriers to trade fall. Address draws heavily on the views of recently ...
  • The Slater-Walker Formula
    Text  Slater, James D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 12 Apr 1973, 378-391     How Slater Walker was founded and how it has grown to its present size. A brief history since April of 1964. Recent activities. Key elements of success, with examples. A description of a particular and successful corporate and management style.
    Text  Slater, James D., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 12 Apr 1973, 378-391   How Slater Walker was founded and how it has grown to its present size. A brief history since April of 1964. Recent activities. Key elements of success, with examples. A ...
  • Free Markets, Foreign Exchange and the International Monetary Market
    Text  Melamed, Leo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 10 Apr 1986, 364-375     The International Monetary Market (IMM) of Chicago and its economic backdrop. The IMM as the marketplace which ushered in the financial futures revolution that ultimately changed and reshaped modern concepts of risk management. Some statistics to show the worldwide acceptance of this tool of finance, and a detailed discussion of ...
    Text  Melamed, Leo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1986), 10 Apr 1986, 364-375   The International Monetary Market (IMM) of Chicago and its economic backdrop. The IMM as the marketplace which ushered in the financial futures revolution that ultimately changed and reshaped modern concepts ...
  • Building a Culture of Quality: A Strategy for the '90s
    Text  Sakus, Gedas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 7 Mar 1991, 344-354     An analysis of how Canada can succeed in the "tough competitive markets of the '90s … by adopting a culture of the highest quality." The analysis continues with a discussion of various issues, including the following. The setting of the international markets. The Free Trade Agreement with the United States. ...
    Text  Sakus, Gedas, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 7 Mar 1991, 344-354   An analysis of how Canada can succeed in the "tough competitive markets of the '90s … by adopting a culture of the highest quality." The analysis continues with a discussion ...
  • Some Responsibilities Of International Business
    Text  Wingate, Henry S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 10 Feb 1966, 183-195     Two basic respects in which the modern world is different from what it was when we entered World War II. The first has to do with a world that has become a geographical entity due to advances in transportation and communications which have shrunk distances to a fraction and have ...
    Text  Wingate, Henry S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1966), 10 Feb 1966, 183-195   Two basic respects in which the modern world is different from what it was when we entered World War II. The first has to do with a world that has ...
  • McDonald's Worldwide—Past, Present, Future
    Text  Cohon, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Apr 1983, 300-309     A description of the speaker's company, with some history and details of international operations. Why McDonald's has been so successful. Sticking to the basics: what those are. Some examples of special events days at McDonald's, which are really part of management strategy such as "national store day." McDonald's as the ...
    Text  Cohon, George, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 7 Apr 1983, 300-309   A description of the speaker's company, with some history and details of international operations. Why McDonald's has been so successful. Sticking to the basics: what those are. Some examples of ...
  • The Business Outlook for 1923
    Text  Babson, Roger Ward, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 1 Nov 1922, 267-284     An optimistic outlook for business in 1923, and for the next few months. Six factors that stand out very strongly in any analysis; five of them hopeful, one of them not. First, fundamental conditions, i.e. the economic, social and spiritual forces which underlie all progress. The distinct improvement of fundamental ...
    Text  Babson, Roger Ward, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1923), 1 Nov 1922, 267-284   An optimistic outlook for business in 1923, and for the next few months. Six factors that stand out very strongly in any analysis; five of them hopeful, one of them ...
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