My friend Mike Armitage, producer of CBC Dragons’ Den, has done a great job in creating this trailer. Enjoy.
“I had the great privilege of working under Dan Sullivan, under Jim MacDonald, under David Wilson. People who went on to become icons of the industry were my training ground. That was my learning curve … was working under people where Integrity and a handshake meant everything. And so as a model, it meant a lot.”
Incidentally, Brett’s discussion of integrity and ethics has reminded me of another wonderful Calgary businessman, Mr. Dick Haskayne. His book “Northern Tigers: Building Ethical Canadian Corporate Champions (a memoir and a manifesto)” is a must read and a wonderful way to learn from the former leader and/or board chair/member of companies like Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas, Interhome Energy Inc., TransAlta Corporation, TransCanada Corporation, MacMillan Bloedel, Weyerhaeuser, NOVA Corporation, Fording, Manulife, CIBC.
Oops, sorry for this long “incidentally”. (big smile)
Feb 24, 2011 Update: Brett Wilson leaving CBC Dragons’ Den
Last year, I had wonderful chats with five successful Canadian business people Arlene, Jim, Kevin, Laurence, Robert (“Dragons” to the fans of Dragons’ Den) and Dianne (host of DD).
This year, I had the great pleasure to chat with Brett Wilson, chairman of FirstEnergy Capital, the newest investor in Dragons’ Den. As a bonus to me, we chatted at Brett’s beautiful home (some pictures in this post).
The following are part of my video chats with Brett. Feel free to leave a comment or feedback. Enjoy.
I will be posting the other video chats next week. Stay tune.
14 Nov, 2008 Update: It is with deep sadness that I blog about the passing of Laurence here.
Here is my chat with Laurence last year.
In a Dragon’s Den – Chat with Brett Wilson, chairman of FirstEnergy Capital, entrepreneur extraordinaire, CBC newest DragonJune 2, 2008
I had thought it might take me a few weeks or a month or two to arrange an interview with Calgarian Brett Wilson, chairman of FirstEnergy Capital, entrepreneur extraordinaire, and newest CBC Dragon. So I was surprised and delighted to hear from Brett this morning (a Sunday) inviting me to have a chat with him in his home (wow, my first visit to a Dragon’s home, a true Dragon’s Den).
And as expected, I had a nice and insightful chat with Brett. And he was as nice in person as I have heard from others and seen from his interview with Dragons’ Den host Dianne Buckner.