And the Winner Is... Report on Business Names CEO of the Year

    Interview Opportunities from the December Report on Business magazine

    TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Today, Report on Business magazine unveils its
annual CEO of the Year feature, with top honours going to none other than CN
CEO Hunter Harrison. Kudos also go to the prosperous Finnish pulp and paper
industry, from which we can learn a thing or two. Yes, Canada can be a
world-class powerhouse, if only we'd stop giving our resources away.

    The December edition of Report on Business magazine offers fresh
perspectives and engaging insights on the issues that influence business in
Canada. Interview opportunities in this issue:

    -   CEO of the Year: Former train master and lifetime railroader, CN's
        Hunter Harrison has revolutionized the industry, driven up CN's
        performance and productivity and changed the way goods are shipped
        across North America. A profile of radical ideas about scheduling and
        reforming an antiquated business, by Report on Business columnist
        Derek DeCloet.

    -   The Finns have a plan; we don't: The Globe and Mail's Quebec
        columnist Konrad Yakabuski travelled to Finland, where the pulp and
        paper industry is prospering, to gather ideas on how to reclaim the
        former glory of Canada's pulp and paper industry.

    -   Stop giving our resources away: Most natural resources are finite and
        being consumed at an alarming rate. Award-winning columnist Eric
        Reguly argues that what's worked for OPEC could work for Canada,
        Brazil and Russia. He suggests the Big Three resource players should
        create OCEC - Organization of Commodity Exporting Countries - as a
        framework for consumption control and a better way to capitalize on
        our natural wealth.

    -   Have axe, will travel: It takes a certain skill to steer a struggling
        company back from the brink of bankruptcy (or sometimes, through it).
        John Daly introduces the masters of disaster - Canada's top fixers -
        who reveal that often there's more to the challenge than simply

    -   Canadian yoga pants take over the world: In Zen and the art of
        retailing, Brenda Bouw tells the story of Chip Wilson's Lululemon
        Athletica. At first, the chain's power-of-positive-thinking mantra
        seemed perfect for Lotusland. Now it looks like a formula for world

    Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication.
Published monthly in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers
readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and
economics. The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic
multimedia company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.

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