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  • The New Face of Linamar: The Evolution of a Brand
    Text  Hasenfratz, Linda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 12 Apr 2007, 358-366     The successes of Linamar Corporation. How the company has evolved and rebranded to better reflect who they are today and what their capabilities are. Some history of the Linamar Corporation. Some facts and figures from today. What a brand is and how it works. Why Linamar looked at rebranding. Stories ...
    Text  Hasenfratz, Linda, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2008), 12 Apr 2007, 358-366   The successes of Linamar Corporation. How the company has evolved and rebranded to better reflect who they are today and what their capabilities are. Some history of the Linamar Corporation. ...
  • The Demand for Diversity in the New Workplace Order
    Text  Subramaniam, Rajesh, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 14 Oct 2004, 40-48     A focus on three aspects: A business case for diversity; some key barriers limiting workplace diversity; ways in which we can foster a diverse workplace. The need to ensure that one's workplace is a meeting ground for differing and diverse ideas, opinions and perspectives. Research on what diversity can accomplish. ...
    Text  Subramaniam, Rajesh, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2006), 14 Oct 2004, 40-48   A focus on three aspects: A business case for diversity; some key barriers limiting workplace diversity; ways in which we can foster a diverse workplace. The need to ensure that ...
  • The Ethics of Self-Reliance for Canadian Tire and Canada
    Text  Billies, Martha, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Feb 2001, 241-252     Canadian Tire as a proxy for Canada. Recalling the values and principles that have made Canada a great nation and Canadian Tire a great company, and why we should do so. Some personal background of the speaker, and some reasons for her recent actions. Concern for the self-reliance cherished at ...
    Text  Billies, Martha, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2001), 8 Feb 2001, 241-252   Canadian Tire as a proxy for Canada. Recalling the values and principles that have made Canada a great nation and Canadian Tire a great company, and why we should do ...
  • "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.
  • Live One-On-One with Michael Vaughan, Host of Rob-TV's "Bottom Line"
    Text  Dell, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 2 Apr 2002, 458-474     Michael Dell and Michael Vaughn dialogue through a variety of topics and issues, including: the rapidly-changing nature of business; entrepreneurship; preparation for the business world from Michael's childhood; technology; standards; what will be the standard in home ownership and use; broadening the business; markets and future markets; pulling out of ...
    Text  Dell, Michael, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 2 Apr 2002, 458-474   Michael Dell and Michael Vaughn dialogue through a variety of topics and issues, including: the rapidly-changing nature of business; entrepreneurship; preparation for the business world from Michael's childhood; technology; standards; ...
  • 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 Future of Business Schools in Canada
    Text  Tapp, Lawrence, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 29 May 2003, 517-535     The speaker's view of the future of business schools from a Canadian perspective. Progress over the last five years. The question of how long the schools can maintain this performance. Some background on business schools in North America. Central challenges. Some statistics. Challenges specific to Canada. The relationship between business ...
    Text  Tapp, Lawrence, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 29 May 2003, 517-535   The speaker's view of the future of business schools from a Canadian perspective. Progress over the last five years. The question of how long the schools can maintain this performance. ...
  • The Customer Connection: Strategies for Winning and Keeping Customers
    Text  Mulcahy, Anne M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 10 Jun 2004, 447-457     A thank you to Xerox customers in the audience, and to Canada as a good neighbour. Xerox in Canada. The customer connection. Some personal history. A brief overview of the situation Xerox found itself in back in 2000. Focusing on existing customers. How Xerox is keeping those customers and attracting ...
    Text  Mulcahy, Anne M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 10 Jun 2004, 447-457   A thank you to Xerox customers in the audience, and to Canada as a good neighbour. Xerox in Canada. The customer connection. Some personal history. A brief overview of the ...
  • Creating Value in a Competitive Media Industry
    Text  Greenberg, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 4 Mar 2004, 265-276     The "value promise" that media companies make to their consumers, to their advertising clients, and to their shareholders. Astral Media's financial performance and how it drives the value of its stock. Reflecting Canadian values to audiences. Establishing the reputation of a company. Two other facets of value that are critical ...
    Text  Greenberg, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 4 Mar 2004, 265-276   The "value promise" that media companies make to their consumers, to their advertising clients, and to their shareholders. Astral Media's financial performance and how it drives the value of its ...
  • Business Without Boundaries
    Text  Dunn, Frank A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 4 Dec 2003, 109-121     Perspective regarding the global impact of today's telecommunciations industry. The speaker proceeded under the following headings: Accelerated Impact; Productivity Dividend; Emerging Markets; Broken Business Model; The Transformed Network; The Road Map
    Text  Dunn, Frank A., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 4 Dec 2003, 109-121   Perspective regarding the global impact of today's telecommunciations industry. The speaker proceeded under the following headings: Accelerated Impact; Productivity Dividend; Emerging Markets; Broken Business Model; The Transformed Network; The Road ...
  • Synchronizing the World of Commerce
    Text  Eskew, Michael L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 22 May 2003, 505-516     UPS in Canada. Some statistics. An event from two months ago and its effects. The power of synchronization. Synchronizing commerce and what that means. A real-life example. Obstacles in our path. The need for multilateral economic strategies to keep commerce synchronized and moving forward. Four trends that we need to ...
    Text  Eskew, Michael L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 22 May 2003, 505-516   UPS in Canada. Some statistics. An event from two months ago and its effects. The power of synchronization. Synchronizing commerce and what that means. A real-life example. Obstacles in our ...
  • Leadership at American Express in Uncertain Times
    Text  Chenault, Ken, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 12 Feb 2003, 304-316     The challenges of managing a company in today's environment. Uncertainty. The "perfect storm" business equivalent. The situation of American Express. Managing through and regaining some business momentum. Some lessons learned in several broad categories and a discussion of each: maximizing the flexibility of our business model; maintaining a focus on ...
    Text  Chenault, Ken, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 12 Feb 2003, 304-316   The challenges of managing a company in today's environment. Uncertainty. The "perfect storm" business equivalent. The situation of American Express. Managing through and regaining some business momentum. Some lessons learned ...
  • Extending the Dream
    Text  Panoz, Dr. Donald E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 16 May 2002, 14-23     The speaker's son's vision and the panoz Roadster's debut. Personal reminiscences of the speaker's involvement in car racing. Le Mans style racing. Sports car racing - rise and fall. Some statistics. Changing the words in the story to be illustrative.
    Text  Panoz, Dr. Donald E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 16 May 2002, 14-23   The speaker's son's vision and the panoz Roadster's debut. Personal reminiscences of the speaker's involvement in car racing. Le Mans style racing. Sports car racing - rise and fall. Some ...
  • Strategy in an Uncertain World
    Text  Ellis, Vernon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 8 May 2002, 1-13     Uncertainties in business. Global economies. Factors in globalization. The result of these factors. New developments of uncertainty; challenges to the global environment. Impact of the anti-globalization movement. Global economic slowdown. Technology sectors. Moore's Law. A question of psychology. September 11 and the subsequent war against terrorism. The resurgence of government. ...
    Text  Ellis, Vernon, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2004), 8 May 2002, 1-13   Uncertainties in business. Global economies. Factors in globalization. The result of these factors. New developments of uncertainty; challenges to the global environment. Impact of the anti-globalization movement. Global economic slowdown. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Looking Ahead
    Text  McCaffrey, John L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 11 Feb 1954, 191-201     The creation of a separate company to serve Canada one of the first important acts of the present International Harvester Company. The United States company formed in 1902, and International Harvester of Canada created just one year later, in 1903. The Hamilton works of the Canadian company this year completing ...
    Text  McCaffrey, John L., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 11 Feb 1954, 191-201   The creation of a separate company to serve Canada one of the first important acts of the present International Harvester Company. The United States company formed in 1902, and International ...
  • Trade Preparations for Coming Peace
    Text  Foster, Right Honourable Sir George E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 7 Nov 1916, 253-264     The situation and conditions which will confront us, or may confront us, when war ceases and when peace again commences to bless the world. Ways in which production and distribution have been profoundly affected all over the world by this tremendous war. Yet some things that it appears to some ...
    Text  Foster, Right Honourable Sir George E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 7 Nov 1916, 253-264   The situation and conditions which will confront us, or may confront us, when war ceases and when peace again commences to bless the world. Ways in which production and distribution ...
  • The Promise of Progress in Government-Industry Relations
    Text  Riccardo, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 15 Nov 1973, 106-116     A discussion of some of the political and sociological pressures effecting businessmen in the United States and Canada, with examples from the automobile industry. Environmental issues. Realistic laws. The energy crisis. Some basic questions about the responsibility of government and business. Government and business working together to establish realistic long-range ...
    Text  Riccardo, John J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1974), 15 Nov 1973, 106-116   A discussion of some of the political and sociological pressures effecting businessmen in the United States and Canada, with examples from the automobile industry. Environmental issues. Realistic laws. The energy ...
  • 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 ...
  • Canada, Business and Partnerships
    Text  L'Heureux, Willard J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 9 Apr 1992, 485-494     Canada as good partners: good Commonwealth partners, conscientious United Nations partners, and fraternal provincial partners. Partners when defending our nation, our trading rights, and our democratic principles. North American partners with the United States. However, Canadians don't see themselves as dealing with important issues in a partnership sense. The nature ...
    Text  L'Heureux, Willard J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1992), 9 Apr 1992, 485-494   Canada as good partners: good Commonwealth partners, conscientious United Nations partners, and fraternal provincial partners. Partners when defending our nation, our trading rights, and our democratic principles. North American partners ...
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