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Ingenious
How Canadian Innovators Made the World Smarter, Smaller, Kinder, Safer, Healthier, Wealthier, and Happier
By (author): David Johnston By (author): Tom Jenkins
9780771050916 Hardcover English General Trade HISTORY / Canada / General Mar 28, 2017
$40.00 CAD
Active 8.33 x 10.27 x 0.84 in 248 pages McClelland & Stewart Signal
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, His Excellency David Johnston and Tom Jenkins have crafted a richly illustrated volume of brilliant Canadian innovations whose widespread adoption has made the world a better place. From Bovril to Blackberrys, lightbulbs to liquid helium, peanut butter to Pablum, this is a surprising and incredibly varied collection to make Canadians proud, and to our unique entrepreneurial spirit.

Successful innovation is always inspired by at least one of three forces—insight, necessity, and simple luck. Ingenious moves through history to explore what circumstances, incidents, coincidences, and collaborations motivated each great Canadian idea, and what twist of fate then brought that idea into public acceptance. Above all, the book explores what goes on in the mind of an innovator, and maps the incredible spectrum of personalities that have struggled to improve the lot of their neighbours, their fellow citizens, and their species.

From the marvels of aboriginal invention such as the canoe, snowshoe, igloo, dogsled, lifejacket, and bunk bed to the latest pioneering advances in medicine, education, philanthropy, science, engineering, community development, business, the arts, and the media, Canadians have improvised and collaborated their way to international admiration. Ingenious tells you why they did it and how they made the world a better place.

IT’S ALL ABOUT INNOVATION: It’s the message of the new government and the rallying cry of Canada’s 150th anniversary. In conjunction with the launch of this book, the Rideau Hall Foundation has set up the annual Governor General’s Awards for Innovation (innovation.gg.ca), and the creation of a fully interactive innovation database available to all Canadians.

GORGEOUS PRODUCTION: The book has 4-colour illustrations throughout, highlighting close to 300 world-renowned Canadian innovations and their innovators.

MAJOR AUTHORS: His Excellency has proven to be one of our most respected and worthy governor generals in history and has made innovation his mandate and legacy; Tom Jenkins represents Open Text, based in Waterloo, a leading expert in information technology that spans the world and boasts nearly 900 million users of their software. Mr. Jenkins is also the Chancellor of University of Waterloo.

HUGE CROSSOVER OPPORTUNITIES: While the book deserves pride of place in every Canadian’s library, it also has large academic market potential.

PERFECT GIFT FOR FATHER’S DAY AND GRADUATION: Not just a collection of pretty pictures and fun acedotes, there is also cutting edge content on the nature of innovation and how to build and sustain the right atmosphere to let it thirve.

One of Canada’s most respected and beloved governors general, DAVID JOHNSTON is a graduate of Harvard, Cambridge, and Queen’s universities. He served as dean of law at Western University, principal of McGill University, and president of the University of Waterloo. He is the author or co-author of twenty-five books, holds honorary doctorates from over twenty universities, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, he is married to Sharon Johnston, and has five daughters and twelve grandchildren.

TOM JENKINS is chairman of the board of OpenText and has served as a member of its board since 1994, as president and chief executive officer from 1994 to 2005, and as executive chairman and chief strategy officer from 2005 to 2013. He is the chancellor of the University of Waterloo and is an Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) for his contributions to education and innovation in Canada. He is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE). Mr. Jenkins is a recipient of the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (QDJM).

Author Residence: Waterloo, ON; Ottawa, ON

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