Personal Account: 25 Tales about Leadership, Learning, and Legacy from a Lifetime at Bank of Montreal

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Product Details
Price
$28.95  $26.92
Publisher
ECW Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.91 X 9.06 X 1.02 inches | 1.19 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781770415171

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About the Author
Tony Comper, CM (Toronto, Ontario), began working at Bank of Montreal at age 16, launching a four decade-long career that culminated first with his tenure as the chief operating officer, and then as the bank's chief executive officer from 1998-2006. Tony and his wife, Liz, were named members of the Order of Canada for their work with the FAST (Fighting Anti-Semitism Together) foundation. Bruce Dowbiggin's (Calgary, Alberta) career has included successful stints in television, radio, theater, and print. His books include Money Players (a finalist for the 2004 National Business Book Award), The Defence Never Rests, The Stick, and Cap in Hand.
Reviews
"This is not a memoir you would generally expect from a banker. The title of the book -- Personal Account -- describes the road he followed in his career path and reflects his personal perspective from an environment rich with opportunities for readers to learn from. I highly recommend taking that trip with him." -- Policy Magazine
"I have known and respected Tony Comper as a fellow banker and, for ten years, a fellow corporate board member. This book is an extraordinarily insightful view of not only his accomplished career, but a rare look into important issues and decisions facing the CEO of one of North America's largest financial services companies." -- Austin Adams, Corporate Director and retired JPMorgan Chase & Co. CIO
"As an executive of another bank, I found many parallels with the various challenges Comper faced over his career. The 'Merger That Never Was' and the management challenges that followed make for some particularly interesting reading." -- Robert Chisholm, retired Scotiabank vice-chairman
"A must-read memoir written by a gentleman banker about lessons learned and wisdom gathered." -- Diane Francis, author and National Post editor-at-large
"Are bankers boring? Men and women in suits crunching numbers and talking high finance? Most of us have thought so. Until you start realizing the full impact their smallest decisions have on our lives. Tony Comper has been there and done that for almost half a century from the highest levels of Canadian banking -- and now he gives us the inside story in a unique style. He uses 'moments' as bite-sized teaching experiences all of us can use. Not boring at all." -- Peter Mansbridge, broadcaster and author