Meet the Author: Losing The Signal

Sean Silcoff,
co-author: Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise of and Fall of Blackberry

Join us for an inside look at the meteoric rise and precipitous fall of one of Canada's most iconic brands. Over the course of the evening, award-winning business writer Sean Silcoff will tell the story, unearthed by him and his co-author Jacquie McNish, of how two mismatched CEOs outsmarted more powerful competitors with a combination of innovation and sharp-elbowed tactics - leading to billions of dollars in revenue.

Business is no fairy tale, and a happy ending is never guaranteed. You'll hear how once on top of the world, the leaders lost their way. Little more than a decade after Research In Motion introduced the BlackBerry, the company is now struggling to survive.

Following the presentation will be ample time for book signing and networking. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar available.

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About the Author

Sean Silcoff

Sean Silcoff, BCom'92, is an award-winning business writer with The Globe and Mail. During his 17-year career, he has covered just about every area of business, from agriculture to the credit crisis; toys to airplane manufacturing. For the past decade, he has led the paper's coverage of the rise and fall of BlackBerry and many of the other major business stories, including the takeover battle for telecom giant BCE Inc.; the contentious merger between brewers Molson and Coors; and the near-death struggles of plane-and-train manufacturer Bombardier Inc. He has won a National Newspaper Award, an Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award and the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for Young Canadian Journalists. He lives in the Gatineau Hills near Ottawa with his wife and three children.


October 28, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Club of New York City
35 West 44th Street, New York

London, UK
November 9, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Canada House
Trafalgar Square

Kingston, ON
November, 2015
Goodes Commons
Smith School of Business
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