Is Canada’s economy in hot water? by Todd Hirsch and Robert Roach

Is Canada’s economy in hot water?

“Through the global recession of the past few years, Canada’s economy has done reasonably well. Yet, things are not all that they seem. Like a frog in a pot of warm water, Canadians have not yet realized the danger.” This excerpt from the promotional pages makes it clear that The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline by Todd Hirsch and Robert Roach is a warning bell to Canadians that the status quo simply will not do any longer. Responding to the need for change, Boiling Frogoffers potential solutions for real, positive, sustainable impact.

Anyone that has had the pleasure of attending one of Todd Hirsch’s speaking engagements will understand and appreciate the candid prose and straight-forward approach of the book. Hirsch and Roach do not dwell on the numbers as economists are wont to do. Rather they tell the story of our economy as it is today and, through examples, case studies, and insight from researchers, business managers, economists and interviews conducted across the country, paint a picture of what could be.

Unlike non-renewable natural resources, creativity is unlimited and offers unlimited opportunity for Canadians to design and create. Creativity is also boundless, spanning all sectors of the economy from oil and gas to health and tourism. Taking risks, tapping into our incredible diversity, moving up the value chain and seizing “green” opportunities are other solutions to securing our economic future.

The Boiling Frog Dilemma is well researched and informative. It is an inspiring look at opportunities for Canada to change, to be visible on the top of economists’ “best of” lists, and rise to top of the value chain. It is also a warning that if we fail to unleash our creativity we risk suffering the fate of the frog in a pot of water that is gradually getting warmer. In this sense, the book as some important messages for those outside of Canada as well.

The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline is available in digital format from Amazon and Kobo or in hardcopy fromTodd Hirsch’s website.