Ultimately, the BlackBerry story has become ingrained in the Canadian business culture as a cautionary tale. Perhaps Blackberry’s most significant legacy can be found in the Canadian tentativeness about supporting innovation and our reluctance to celebrate success.
By Kara Holm
Kara Holm is writing a book about her experience as a founder with the working title Upstarts: Founders, Failure, & the Startup Paradox. She lives, writes, and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is completing an MFA at the University of King’s College. Follow her at www.upstarts.susbstack.com.