Canadian author Yann Martel gained international fame with his Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was later made into an Oscar-winning movie. Born to a diplomat and poet father, Martel lived in places such as Spain and France in childhood and worked odd jobs before he began writing.
Canadian folk musician Stan Rogers is remembered both for his baritone voice and for his 6’4” frame. The rock bassist was initially mistaken for Gordon Lightfoot for his singing style. He died in an unfortunate fire on an Air Canada flight in Ohio at age 33.
The author of the bestselling book Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, Canadian writer and business strategist Don Tapscott specializes in innovation and the impact of technology on business policies. He has co-established the Blockchain Research Institute and taught at INSEAD. Thinkers50 named him the second most influential management thinker.