Canadian George Berthe appears to be a typical corporate success. At only 35 years old, he’s been the corporate secretary of the Makivik Corporation for more than 10 years, with responsibility for day-to-day operations. He is also the chairman of Air Inuit, a Makivik company. Like the indigenous Inuit people themselves, George Berthe is a hearty survivor. He was raised in a house with few luxuries and no running water. He learned English when he started school. And he was taught the values of his Inuit culture — primarily sharing and hard work — as well as the traditional survival skills of hunting and fishing in this rugged environment.