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Anthony Lacavera

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The entrepreneur and founder of WIND Mobile Anthony Lacavera discusses his new book How We Can Win: And What Happens to Us and Our Country If We Don’t (Random House, 2017), the business culture in Canada and how it could improve, with Joseph Planta.

How We Can Win: And What Happens to Us and Our Country If We Don’t by Anthony Lacavera (Random House, 2017).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Anthony Lacavera joins me now. He’s just written a new book that looks at how Canada isn’t as successful and at the fore of international entrepreneurship as it should. It’s not to say we don’t have successful businesses but we’ve never had worldwide, long lasting success. Our regulations, business culture and ingrained mindset are to blame for the many roadblocks to dreaming big, let alone attracting venture capitalists. I’ll get Mr. Lacavera to tell us about his new book, about his own experience building WIND Mobile, the telecommunications company that though he sold for $1.6 billion dollars that he considers today to be a failure. As well, I’ll ask him about the prescriptions he has for inspiring and promoting talent and innovation and better entrepreneurship. Anthony Lacavera is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business right out of university. He is a venture capitalist who has a stake in dozens of startups. He’s involved in some of the most successful accelerators and incubators including MaRS, Creative Destruction Lab, DMZ, and Next Canada. He is the founder and chair of Globalive Capital, and has done business in over thirty countries. He is a regular commentator on television. The book is called How We Can Win: And What Happens to Us and Our Country If We Don’t, and it’s written with Kate Fillion, and published by Random House. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Vancouver earlier this week, Anthony Lacavera; Mr. Lacavera, good morning.