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In the nine years he spent working as a Mountie, Jim Treliving became an expert at assessing strangers and learning to trust his gut. It's a skill that's paid off for Jim, who's managed to build a billion-dollar empire as co-owner of Boston Pizza.
For Jim -- who grew up in the financial hotbed of Virden, Manitoba -- the road to the top started when he packed in that Mountie job to open a Boston Pizza in Penticton, B.C. He came close to financial ruin but the risk paid off. And now, Boston Pizza has more than 350 locations.
He also has a new book called 'Decision: Making the Right Ones, Righting the Wrong Ones.'