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WEB EXTRAS: Extended Interviews w/ our A-List

Here are longer versions of some of our discussions with risk-taking entrepreneurs. Anthony-Lacavera-Photo.jpg

Anthony Lacavera studied computer engineering at the University of Toronto, got his pilot's license, produced a Tennessee Williams' play in New York and London, started a charitable foundation, helped to build the new Art Gallery of Ontario, was named a "Top 40 Under 40", launched a new company to the top of multiple business rankings and forever changed the landscape of Canadian telecommunications. Now, he is the founder and CEO of WIND Mobile.

Here is his conversation with Rod Love:
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Westjet-Clive-Beddoe_350x350.jpgClive Beddoe immigrated to Canada in 1970 and less than three decades later, changed the country irrevocably when he started a new, national airline with two other local entrepreneurs. They started in Calgary, with three second-hand planes and a lot of gumption. Now, Westjet is the second largest carrier in the country with ninety aircrafts flying to seventy-one destinations across North and Central America. After many years of accolaides, Clive will be inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame this Spring in Toronto.

Here is his conversation with Rod Love:
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Rita Tsrita2.jpgang started a family business in 1976, never imagining that it would become the billion-dollar game-changer it did. As foreign students in Toronto, Rita and her sister recognized the need for affordable, easy-to-book trips to Asia from Canada. With Rita's future husband, they started Tour East Holidays. Family tragedy struck, the internet age dawned and global threats of terrorism changed everything. Still, Rita grew her company to one of the largest travel agencies in North America while managing to give back to organizations like the Royal Ontario Museum (where she sits on the board) and the Markham Music Festival (to which she donates a grand prize).

Here is her full conversation with Karin Klassen:
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