Dr. Laurence B. Mussio


december 2016-january 2017 - mcgill-queen's university press releases a vision greater than themselves/un destin plus grand que soi

McGill-Queen's University Press has released the first volume in Dr. Mussio's two-volume history of the Bank of Montreal. A cross-country tour promoting the 200th anniversary of the Bank and A Vision Greater Than Themselves will take place throughout 2017.  Here's a description of this gorgeously-illustrated, superbly-researched and accessible book....

For the past two centuries, the Bank of Montreal has been at the centre of Canada’s economic and financial development. Marking the bicentennial of Canada’s first bank, A Vision Greater than Themselves tells the story of the financial institution from its origins to the present through its iconography.

Exploring the Bank of Montreal’s past through images of objects, its leaders, key documents, and forgotten advertisements, Laurence Mussio illustrates how the Bank of Montreal emerged over time. He shares perspectives on leadership, culture, community, triumphs, and challenges to offer a glimpse into the bank’s personality, innovations, technologies, nation-building projects, and architectural legacy. The mosaic that emerges provides a unique understanding of the Bank of Montreal’s experience over the years. Individually, each visual reveals a self-contained story that is both entertaining and extraordinary. Collectively, these objects impart a much larger story. Throughout this volume’s pages, a picture emerges of a bank that has shaped and been shaped by Canada and the North Atlantic world.

Examining an astonishing range of material, A Vision Greater than Themselves celebrates the evolution of one bank and how it made its mark.




Two major new initiatives for spring 2016 - in reputation management and in canadian business history

March/April 2016:  Dr. Mussio named Editor-in-Chief of McGill-Queen's University Press's forthcoming publication Nation, Communication, Reputation:  Case Studies in Canadian Reputation Management  www.thereputationbook.ca

This exciting initiative will be published in 2017-8, and will define the field of Canadian reputation management. Associate editor Daniel P. Tisch, APR, FCPRS, is CEO of Argyle Public Relations and past chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management. Mr. Tisch is one of Canada's leading communications management practitioners. He represents some of North America's leading firms and businesses. His company, ArgylePR is based in Toronto but is active across the country.

The founder of Reputation Management in North America, Dr. Charles J. Fombrun, will write a special foreword and will be involved in other ways in this book.

To all my grad students in reputation management past and present, the call for chapters can be found at www.thereputationbook.ca. 


April 2016:  Founding a New Canadian Enterprise History Network

My colleague Dr. Cheryl S. McWatters (Telfer-Ottawa) and I are happy to announce CEHN-RCHE, an inclusive and growing network of researchers, professionals and scholars across the disciplines united in our interest in the history and past experience of enterprise. Visit us at www.cehn-rche.org to learn more! Twitter: @CEHN_RCHE Email: cehn.rche@gmail.com