People

Apr 1, 2006
Robert Fung: King of Gastown
Jessica Werb

Robert Fung stands in a dirty, graffiti-streaked Gastown alleyway, facing a pile of old bricks and rubble. A collection of hard-hatted workmen labour noisily with shovels, crowbars and hammers amid the ruins. Frankly, it looks a mess. But Fung doesn’t see the chaos reigning king, he sees the reinvigoration of Gastown.

Apr 1, 2006
Larry Beasley
Jessica Werb

Once you learn that Larry Beasley grew up in Las Vegas, his effusiveness and flashy fashion sense – on a casual Friday he’s decked out to the nines, with cufflinks and a maroon kerchief stuffed just-so in the breast pocket of his black suit – makes sense.

Mar 1, 2006
Pat Lloyd: Former Senior VP of HR and Government Affairs for Terasen Gas
Jessica Werb

When Terasen was sold for $6.9 billion to U.S. pipeline giant Kinder Morgan in November, Pat Lloyd, former senior VP of HR and government affairs for Terasen Gas, began writing up purchasing agreements, termination contracts and preparing employees for the shock of unemployment.

Mar 1, 2006
Hugh Stansfield, B.C.'s Chief Judge
Jessica Werb

With his piercing blue eyes, casual smile and closely cropped salt-and-pepper hair, Hugh Stansfield looks made for television; indeed, he’s made a couple of well-received guest appearances on Global’s morning newscast. It’s not exactly what you’d expect from B.C.’s chief judge. But then Stansfield, who was appointed to the post last July, isn’t really interested in upholding traditions.

Feb 2, 2006
Lululemon's Chip Wilson
Noel Hulsman

Chip Wilson: The brain behind the meteoric rise of Vancouver's yoga juggernaut, Lululemon. In December 2005, Chip Wilson sold 48 per cent of his interest in Lululemon for $108 million to private equity firms Advent International and Highland Capital Partners, both based in Massachusetts.   So the rumours were true after all.

Feb 1, 2006
Paul Lee: Hitting Restart
Noel Hulsman

You’d think a guy with 4,000 game developers under him and studios in Orlando, Chicago, L.A., Tokyo, London, Stockholm, Montreal and Burnaby would be a bit of a homer when it comes to video-game picks – but apparently not. Sitting...

Feb 1, 2006
On the Ledge: Jessica McDonald
Paul Willcocks

What can be said about Jessica McDonald? Her rapid ascent, according to a consultant who has done time in government, was “like taking someone seen as a good but not spectacular player from the junior league and putting them on the all-star team… People were taken aback – really shocked.”

Jan 1, 2006
Terry McBride, CEO Nettwerk Music Group
Tracy Tjaden

Terry McBride, founder and CEO of Nettwerk Music Group, has been making waves in Canada’s music industry for over two decades, bucking the norm from the beginning by refusing to sign artists who didn’t write and perform their own music.

Dec 1, 2005
Paul Teichroeb: Busted
Sue Dritmanis

What’s the worst thing that could happen if, while running your business, you searched for a few "efficiencies," maybe found a cheaper "supplier" of goods, ignored some of the more annoying regulations or took just a few extra risks with...

Dec 1, 2005
Myles Richardson: Spirited Discussions
Tracy Tjaden

Myles Richardson is a translator, but it’s not words he’s deciphering – rather the meaning behind them. He’s carved out a job helping 'spirited' discussions between B.C. businesses and First Nations.

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