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The Bossies: Our annual wrap-up of standout management bloopers

The Bossies: Our annual wrap-up of standout management bloopers

By Andrew Ross The “When Life Gives You Lemons” Award Few CEOs have been dealt a worse hand than Michael Medline had when he replaced Marc Poulin at Empire Co. Ltd. The grocery store owner had just posted a $2.9-billion writedown related to its 2013 acquisition of Canada Safeway Ltd. and Medline was facing a

Mavericks and Movers: The brains behind 2017’s top-five venture capital deals

Element AI chief executive Jean-François Gagné. Handout Element AI By Rob Blackstien Element AIJean-François Gagné There is nothing synthetic about Jean-François Gagné’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI). Having already founded and successfully exited two companies in AI and operations research, he co-founded Montreal-based Element AI in 2016 and, as its CEO, is often asked to

Warren Buffett is more often right than wrong, but maybe not on hedge funds

Warren Buffett recently won a US$1-million bet after predicting that the S&P 500 would outperform a basket of hedge funds over a 10-year period.Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com Warren Buffett recently won a US$1-million bet after predicting that the S&P 500 would outperform a basket of hedge funds over a 10-year period. Investors watching the bet

Top 10 people, companies and technologies shaping the future of the vehicles

The Bond franchise has predicted no less than seven real-world innovations, according to carthrottle.com. By David Booth For those wondering when the revolution — nay, the revolutions — sweeping the automobile industry was going to abate, 2018’s answer is a resounding “not soon.” Indeed, if half of what is projected for the next 12 to

The Cannabis Power List: Movers and shakers we’re buzzing about in the pot world

Serruya Brothers back row left to right, Michael, Jack, Simon and Aaron Serruya. Front row, Aaron, Nathaniel and Sammy. Peter J. Thompson/National Post The Money: Serruya Brothers, Private Equity By Joe Castaldo Michael Serruya has never used cannabis. “But I am anxiously awaiting October 17,” says the managing director of Serruya Private Equity, referring to

Mavericks and Movers: The brains behind 2017’s top-five venture capital deals

Element AI chief executive Jean-François Gagné. Handout Element AI By Rob Blackstien Element AIJean-François Gagné There is nothing synthetic about Jean-François Gagné’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI). Having already founded and successfully exited two companies in AI and operations research, he co-founded Montreal-based Element AI in 2016 and, as its CEO, is often asked to

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