Lessons from Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy

Josh Silverman is the current CEO of Etsy. Previously he was the CEO of Skype, Shopping.com (eBay) and was co-founder and CEO of Evite, which he led from inception through its sale to Barry Diller’s IAC. 1. On the best way to have an impact in the world:

Lessons from Jim Pattison, CEO of the Jim Pattison Group

Jim Pattison is one of the richest Canadian, with an estimated net worth of $5.7B. Pattison started with one car dealership in 1961 and now oversees a worldwide privately held conglomerate, doing business in more than 85 countries, surpassing $10-billion in revenue and with more than 45,000 employees.

Lessons from Calin Rovinescu, former CEO of Air Canada

Calin Rovinescu served as the president and chief executive officer of Air Canada from April 2009 to February 2021. He is regarded as one of the best CEO that Canada has known, Air Canada stock rising more than 5,000% during his tenure (pre-COVID). Rovinescu, born in Bucharest in 1955,

Lessons from Charles Sirois, CEO of Telesystem

Charles Sirois is the founder, chairman and CEO of Telesystem, a Canadian private equity company. In 1978 he launched his business career by taking over its family-owned paging company. The paging company became the leading player in Canada and 1987 he merged his companies with Bell Cellular to form BCE

Lessons from Stephen A. Jarislowsky, CEO of Jarislowsky Fraser

Stephen A. Jarislowsky is the founder, chairman and CEO of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, which he built into one of the largest and most successful investment management firms in Canada, with over C$40 billion in assets under management, primarily institutional and ultra high net worth clients. In May 2018, Scotiabank

Lessons from Gerry Schwartz, CEO of Onex

Gerry Schwartz is the founder, chairman and CEO of Onex Corporation, a private equity and credit investor and manager founded in 1984. Schwartz worked alongside Jerome Kohlberg, Jr., who later became a founding partner in Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, one of the first LBO fund. As of March 31, 2019, Onex

Lessons from Mary Barra, CEO of GM

Mary Barra is GM current CEO. She was appointed in January 2014 and she is the first female CEO of a major auto manufacturer. At the time of her appointment, she had been with GM for 33 years, making her a veteran of the company. Barra started working on the

Lessons from David Ossip, CEO of Ceridian

David Ossip is the CEO of Ceridian HCM, a provider of HR software and services. It is a publicly traded company on the NYSE as of April 2018 and the one of the most interesting turnaround story in recent years. In 2012, Ceridian acquired Dayforce, a time and attendance cloud
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