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Nortel Networks: How Innovation and Vision Created a Network Giant

Nortel Networks: How Innovation and Vision Created a Network Giant

by Larry MacDonald
     
 

Praise for Nortel Networks How Innovations and Vision Created a Network Giant "Nortel rising from Canadian industrial age corporation to a global network powerhouse is a fabulous story of determination and foresight, and new business modal innovation. MacDonald shows why Nortel will remain pre-eminent in the brutally competitive digital economy." -Don Tapscott,

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Praise for Nortel Networks How Innovations and Vision Created a Network Giant "Nortel rising from Canadian industrial age corporation to a global network powerhouse is a fabulous story of determination and foresight, and new business modal innovation. MacDonald shows why Nortel will remain pre-eminent in the brutally competitive digital economy." -Don Tapscott, Chair, Digital 4Sight, and Author of Paradigm Shift, The Digital Economy, Growing Up Digital, and Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs "Few companies are changing the world today. Nortel is one of them-and has been for generations. This is a human adventure of corporate renewal-about visionary leaders who transform today's success into tomorrow's innovation." - E. F. Peter Newson, Associate Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario "MacDonald's book fills a critical gap in the history of Canadian telecommunications. His Nortel Networks is a valuable and extremely readable chronicle of the remarkable transformation of a sleepy telephone manufacturer into Canada's most valuable corporation." -Lawrence Surtees, research analyst, IDC Canada Ltd., and former telecommunications reporter. The Globe and Mail Visit Our Companion Website at www.wiley.com/canada/nortelnetworks

Editorial Reviews

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"MacDonald has managed to pack a complicated corporate history into a readable and informative account of Nortel's past, present and future." (Internet Business, January 2001)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471645429
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.84(d)

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Chapter 1 Good Vibrations: Bell's Telephone

The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, came by his interest in sound honestly. His father, Alexander Melville Bell, was a professor of elocution who helped deaf and speech-impaired persons communicate. Bell's grandfather and uncle were also elocutionists. Bell's mother, the daughter of a navy surgeon, was an accomplished musician who went deaf at middle age.

Thomas Sanders hired Bell as a private tutor for his deaf son. He was so pleased with the results that he helped finance Bell's spare-time experiments into electrical communication. A Boston lawyer, Gardiner Hubbard, whose daughter was a pupil of Bell's, was also impressed enough with the young man to become a financial backer as well.

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From the Publisher
"Nortel rising from Canadian industrial age corporation to a global network powerhouse is a fabulous story of determination and foresight, and new business modal innovation. MacDonald shows why Nortel will remain pre-eminent in the brutally competitive digital economy. "
Don Tapscott, Chair, Digital 4Sight, and Author of Paradigm Shift, The Digital Economy, Growing Up Digital, and Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs

"Few companies are changing the world today. Nortel is one of them and has been for generations. This is a human adventure of corporate renewal about visionary leaders who transform today s success into tomorrow s innovation."
E. F. Peter Newson, Associate Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario

"MacDonald s book fills a critical gap in the history of Canadian telecommunications. His Nortel Networks is a valuable and extremely readable chronicle of the remarkable transformation of a sleepy telephone manufacturer into Canada s most valuable corporation."
Lawrence Surtees, research analyst, IDC Canada Ltd., and former telecommunications reporter. The Globe and Mail

"Vision. That is what defines Nortel;s history. This company is a global powerhouse and one of the select few that are redefining the way that information is shared. If you want to read a great business story, look no further."
Roger G. Ackerman, Chairman and CEO, Corning Inc.

Meet the Author

About the Author Larry MacDonald writes technology columns for the Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Investor's Digest, and the Financial Post. Previously, he was an economist with the Canadian federal government. He is the author of Outperforming the Market: A Case-Study Approach to Selecting Investments.

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