Unicorn In The Woods
Feb 25, 2021 12:30 PM
Gordon Pitts
Unicorn In The Woods

Gordon Pitts is an author, public speaker, and business journalist with more than forty years of experience writing about management, strategy, and leadership.

 His new book, Unicorn in the Woods, How East Coast Geeks and Dreamers Are Changing the Game, is the eighth he has published.
The others include the national bestseller The Codfathers: Lessons from the Atlantic Business Elite; Fire in the Belly: How Purdy Crawford Saved Canada and Inspired a Legacy of Leadership, which won the 2015 Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction; and Stampede: The Rise of the West and Canada’s New Power Elite, winner of the 2009 National Business Book Award.

escribed as “the dean of Canadian business storytelling,” Gordon has also written Kings of Convergence: The Fight for Control of Canada's Media; In the Blood: Battles to Succeed in Canada's Family Businesses; and The Last Canadian Knight: The Unintended Business Adventures of Sir Graham Day. His first book, Storming the Fortress: How Canadian Companies Can Conquer Europe in 1992, was published in 1990. Five of his books have been National Business Book Award finalists.

He is a former senior writer and feature editor in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business section. For years, he wrote the “At the Top” interview feature in the Monday Report on Business and the “Exit Interview” in the monthly Report on Business Magazine. 

Since 2014, Gordon has been the Business Writer-in-Residence at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University.