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Bring on “The Big Decision”

Did you hear the news? The CBC is going to put their Dragons to work in some new pseudo-reality TV show called “The Big Decision“. According to the CBC release: “The stars of Canada’s top-rated entertainment program Dragons’ Den are hitting the road to help struggling companies get back on track by offering their expertise

 
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Succession planning advice from RBC

I wanted to pass along a unique opportunity to those of you looking for some medium term planning advice on the succession front and more. John Grant, an executive with RBC in Toronto, is leading a presentation on Business Owner Planning at the Rosedale Golf Club on November 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with

 
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Fixmo lands US$23.4M from Kleiner Perkins, Paladin and Horizons

World Exclusive: Kleiner Perkins joins Fixmo’s US$23.4M Series C financing At last, I can share the good news that’s been picking up a head of steam for weeks now (see prior post “Good things brewing” Oct 5-11). Local boy Rick Segal has drawn one of the big Kahunas of venture capital investing to his Fixmo

 
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Media Hat Tip #66

In case you missed it, The Globe and Mail Streetwise column mentioned our Ontario Pension Plan post (see “Does Ontario really need five Pension Plans?” Nov 24-11) from Thursday. Here is the link to the Globe piece. Their post has generated more than 80 Globe reader comments so far…. LFC

 
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Does Ontario really need five Pension Plans?

You know them by their handles: HOOPP, OMERS, OPB, OP Trust, and Teachers. These five defined benefit pension plans make up the bulk of the pension assets for public sector workers in Ontario. Which means that the Ontario taxpayer is on the hook for each when the markets fail to produce sufficient capital growth and

 
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