Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 7PM for the digital launch of Gordon Pitts’s highly anticipated new book, ??????? ?? ??? ?????.
Gordon Pitts will be joined in-conversation by Dr. Herb Emery, the current Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at the University of New Brunswick whose research focuses on the development of the Canadian economy and the persistence of long-standing regional disparities.
As tech investors the world over search for elusive unicorns (start-ups valued at over $1 billion), acclaimed business journalist Gordon Pitts asks whether there can be a place for high-tech innovation and unicorn-like value creation outside of major urban centres, whether in Atlantic Canada, rust-belt New York, or Northern Ontario.
Journeying back to the origins of Radian6 and Q1 Labs — two New Brunswick companies that sold for a combined $1 billion — in the basements and offices of a group of geeks and dreamers, Pitts tells a story of two remarkable companies and the legacies that continue to this day. But theirs was not a simple tale of overnight success; there were sellouts and firings, comebacks and vindication, and still unfulfilled promise.
Books can be purchased locally at Westminster Books in Fredericton.
Join the launch by following this link: https://youtu.be/sHr-2g-_hdA