Canada has a rich history of innovation, but in the next few decades, powerful technological forces will transform the global economy. Large multinational companies have jumped out to a headstart in the race to succeed, and Canada runs the risk of falling behind. At stake is nothing less than our prosperity and economic well-being. The FP set out explore what is needed for businesses to flourish and grow. Over the next three months, we’ll talk to some of the innovators, visionaries and scientists on the cutting edge of the new cutthroat economy about a blueprint for Canadian success. You can find all of our coverage here.What will it take for Canadian companies to survive and prosper in the cutthroat global ideas economy?Financial Post columnist Kevin Carmichael will join Jim Balsillie, Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators, for an exclusive conversation co-presented by the Centre for International Governance Innovation.Watch our live discussion starting here at 9 a.m. on Friday.Have a question for Balsillie? Leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.