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Sep 1, 2006
Sam Sullivan: Vancouver's Passive-Aggressive Mayor
Frances Bula

Sam Sullivan is doing it again. He should be talking non-stop about what he’s achieving for the city and how he’s bringing everything under control and what he’s doing as a leader. And he is doing some of that, delivering...

Sep 1, 2006
David Black: Press Baron
David Jordan

David Black doesn’t fit the mould of the typical press baron. No knighthoods, no mansions in Florida, no London office towers. The soft-spoken UBC grad operates out of an office in Victoria, where he and his family have lived since moving from Williams Lake in 1985.

Sep 1, 2006
Bob Elton: President and CEO, BC Hydro
David Jordan

BC Hydro has taken a lot of flak in recent years for failing to move quickly enough in a rapidly shifting energy market increasingly shaped by deregulation and privatization. No new major electricity generation projects have come online in B.C.

Sep 1, 2006
Workplace Relationships: Work it, Well
Vicki O’Brien

Like most office romances, it began innocently enough when Max hired Fran to work on his sales team. “It wasn’t an immediate attraction,” says the former sales manager of a Vancouver-based telecommunications firm, who now works as a consultant. “Fran...

Aug 1, 2006
Jim Snetsinger: B.C.'s Chief Forester
David Jordan

Typically, the job is pretty, well, cut and dried. A team of scientists feed forestry data into computers; the computers generate projections decades into the future, and the chief forester signs off on a harvesting schedule that satisfies industry’s demand...

Aug 1, 2006
Michael Abrams
David Jordan

It’s 9:30 on a Monday morning in May. The previous Wednesday, Michael Abrams suddenly resigned as president and CEO of AnorMed Inc., after failing to ward off a U.S. hedge fund’s proxy battle to replace the company’s board of directors. Today, he is relaxing on the back porch of his family cottage on Lummi Island.

Jul 3, 2006
Peter Armstrong: Iron Horse
Rob Howatson

B.C.’s tourist-train baron lowers his hefty six-foot-four frame onto a small, oak-finished stackable chair and shimmies himself closer to the table. The seat’s chrome legs grind across the freshly sealed concrete floor and a screech echoes through the new $4.2-million...

Jul 1, 2006
Top 100 CEOs: Executive Hot Seat
Tony Wanless

Captaining the companies that grind up ordinary CEOs is hell. So why would anybody take on these gigs? They promise failure more often than triumph and every move is second-guessed by an army of armchair quarterbacks. Simple: tough CEO jobs offer irresistible ¬challenges to those leaders who perform best under...

Jul 1, 2006
David Aisenstat: Rare Breed
Justin Beddall

When his British dinner guest handed the menu back to the liveried waiter at Hy’s Encore and ordered chicken cordon bleu instead of one of the iconic restaurant’s famous steaks, David Aisenstat squinted suspiciously across the white linen tablecloth.

Jul 1, 2006
Ismaili Success: Made in Vancouver
Adriana Barton

Vancouver's Ismailis: Who are these modern-thinking, successful Muslims, and where did they get their Midas touch? In the last three decades, Ismailis have built some of B.C.’s biggest companies, raised stacks of cash for good causes and quietly joined the golf and country club set. But who are these modern-thinking Muslims, and where did they get their Midas touch?

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