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Chair, Goldcorp Inc. I can't remember where I first heard this, but it's a great piece of advice: don't try to solve tomorrow's problems today. People sometimes get tied up in knots over what their problem might be tomorrow, instead of just focusing on today's problem. And a lot of times...
Chancellor, UBC; chair, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority; chair, B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre Foundation Very early on in my financial-services career, we were assigned mentors who were more senior people in management. My mentor–and I'm not sure I should reveal his name–told me, "It's really...
Bramwell Tovey Music director, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra When I was 31, I was conducting a show in Aberdeen with the Scottish Ballet, and Peter Hemmings, the creator of the Los Angeles Opera, who was then general manager of the London Symphony Orchestra, came backstage afterward and asked me out for lunch.
James Shepard CEO, Canfor Corp. I was a middle manager at Finning International in 1982, and the business downturn at that time was very severe; we went from 2,400 employees to 1,200. Our CEO at the time, Vin Sood, told us in a management meeting that we were going to have to cut millions of dollars out of the cost structure of the company. And he said, “You need to know that the human spirit can endure an incredible level of pain,
Terry McBride Founder and CEO, Nettwerk Music Group I have to say, I owe my success to not listening to the advice of others. The music business is very central to Toronto, L.A., New York, Nashville and London. Vancouver is not really on the map, except for a couple of managers here. When we released our first three records, I went back east and started showing them around to all of these different players there.
While for much of 2009 corporate Canada fretted over balance sheets and talked of retrenching, for the hungry entrepreneur, it was nothing but go, go, go. This year’s overall winner of the Pacific Region’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program, 40-year-old Ryan Beedie, summed up the entrepreneurial spirit in refreshingly blunt language: “We’re here, kicking ass.”
Hang on to your hats: last year was a rollercoaster, and the ride's not over yet. This was the kind of year no company wants to live through again. See how the great recession hit B.C.'s biggest companies. Who did well? Who the best? BCBusiness ranks the Top 100 Companies...
Chuck Jeannes CEO, Goldcorp Inc. Chuck Jeannes, CEO of Goldcorp Inc., has reason to be feeling chuffed. During the past year, as stocks floundered, carmakers stalled and base metals hit rock bottom, gold retained its gleam – and then some. At Goldcorp, No. 19 on the Top 100 list of public, private and Crown corporations, revenues for 2008 topped $2.4 billion.