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One of the most interesting presentations I heard in my career came from Terry Mathews back in the days of Newbridge Networks. In Kanata, Ontario, Terry was a very successful entrepreneur having built Mitel and created Newbridge, both in the telecom market space. He owns golf courses and numerous businesses in Ottawa and globally.
During Terry’s opening remarks, he asked the audience of business executives “to think like the company you want to be, not like the company you are”. This was very useful to an entrepreneurial group. The message was to always be thinking ahead. It was a lot like a game of chess where you have to be planning several moves ahead. It’s the same with running a business. You can never really be in the moment as a Leader. You always have to be thinking about your next moves.
Terry Mathews helped numerous entrepreneurs create companies out of the Newbridge embryo. In Kanata, he is respected as a tough businessman who has had great success and is forever looking for the next venture.
StudioIMI was started over thirteen years ago and was based on the premise of thinking ahead. As an entrepreneur, Craig Montgomery has created several business start-ups and dealt with hundreds of clients in similar positions. The words of Terry Mathews are timeless.