Apple v. RIM: What Canadian companies can learn


William Polushin is founding director of the Program for International Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and President of AMAXIS, an international business and operational development services firm.

There are few games out there that test one's strategic thinking better than chess. A well thought-out plan, coupled with the ability to anticipate and outmanoeuvre your opponent, invariably leads to the capture of your opponent's king. Game over.

The world of business is essentially built on the same basic principles, but in this case, the prize is revenue, earnings, market share and share price growth. In an increasingly integrated, competitive and fast-paced global economy, the path to these riches is complex and by no means certain.

Read full article: Globe and Mail, March 27, 2012