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Globe and Mail - Canada Inc. is missing the India opportunity

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Published: 6 Jan 2012

William Polushin, founding director of the Program for International Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management

(William Polushin, founding director of the Program for International Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management)

As we venture into a new year of business opportunities and challenges around the world, I couldn’t think of a better way of describing the mindset that is required by Canadian entrepreneurs, managers, employees and policy makers if we are to effectively make the transition from a trading nation to nation of traders. The quasi-optimistic, often unrealistic, and overly cautious approach that I have found characterizes too much of Canada Inc.’s approach to markets not called the United States is not a winning strategy in the global economy.

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