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There has possibly never been a more daring business figure inCanada’s history than Ted Rogers. Hailed by some as avisionary with an incomparable insight, and equally loathed byothers as a ruthless opportunist, Ted Rogers relentlessly conqueredhis rivals in three industries – radio, cable television andcellular telephony. High Wire Act is an unprecedented,in-depth analysis into how Ted Rogers, driven by the psychologicalneed to restore his family's name, leveraged his stake in a smallToronto FM radio station and propelled it into a media andtelecommunications behemoth worth over $23 billion. The many topicscovered in the book include details on Rogers’…

  • Unmatched ability to foresee the convergence of cable andtelephony before anyone else did
  • Insatiable appetite for debt and risk taking, and how he bethis company three times to carry out his vision
  • Shrewd political and regulatory maneuvers that always kept himone step ahead of his competitors and political adversaries such asBell and the Aspers
  • Opportunistic acquisition of the Toronto Blue Jays


High Wire Act is a fascinating and one-of-a-kind lookinto one of Canada’s most audacious and visionary businessfigures of the past fifty years. Every Canadian business readerwill be enthralled by this enduring success story of Canada’sonly true telecommunications mogul.

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