John Peller believes business leaders must be actively looking at ways to innovate and boost their global competitiveness. In an interview with Tony Chapman on RBC’s “Chatter that Matters” podcast, he shares the story of his grandfather, Andrew Peller, who came to Canada from Hungary with just five dollars in his pocket but his gifts as an entrepreneur would eventually lead to the establishment of Peller Estates.

“Business leaders need to be resolutely focused on what’s best in class in their industry and their core capabilities. Not just what’s the best in the local business area or country but the best in the world. The best in the world comes and finds you very very quickly.”

John Peller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Peller Limited