Lifting Off and Flying High: Talent and Success in Canada
February 11-12, 2013, Hotel Omni Mont-Royal (1050 Sherbrooke Street West)
One of the oft-repeated clichés about Canada is that we unable to support success in several fields or to live comfortably with success when it is achieved. These clichés often rest on the claim that we look too quickly to the state for innovation, that we are too cautious in investing our capital or commitment, and that we share with other cultures (Australia, for example) a “tall poppy” syndrome which makes us want to cut down to size those who dare to rise too high. Our current Governor-General once spoke of the “decaffeinated” character of Canadians, of their resistance to high levels of acclaim or excitement.
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