Canada has excellent universities: for example, our share of highly cited publications is nearly 10 times our share of the world population. We also have great companies, and according to a 2014 Bloomberg ranking, Canada is the second-best country in the world in which to do business. Over the last 15 years, our governments have put in place many new investments in research and development, as well as innovation-friendly policies.
... This year, McGill students won the $1-million Hult Prize for a plan to create a sustainable food supply for hunger-stricken countries – from insects. Another team that includes a McGill student won the Shell Ideas360 contest for a brilliant and economical design to collect water from the air using large sails. That is the quality of talent any organization would want. Henry Mintzberg, McGill’s great management guru, calls culture “the soul that holds the thing together and gives it life force.”
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