Venture The Gospel According to Jimmy Pattison

Jimmy Pattison has created the largest private empire in Canada owned by one person, an empire worth $3.4 billion. And at age 68, he's not stopping. Venture follows Pattison on the hunt for even more acquisitions.
  • 1998
  • 00:11:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The Great Food Revolution: The Battle to Get on Your Plate (Part 2 of 4)

This documentary from The Great Food Revolution series follows the fierce competition in the food industry. In a single year a staggering 18,000 new products can be developed for our supermarket shelves. Food manufacturers are in a battle to win consumer loyalty like never before. Exotic, organic and fair-trade are on everyone’s lips. Large grocers must stay atop trends to compete with ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Hour The Hour Does Business

BlackBerry, lululemon, Roots. George Stroumboulopoulos sits down with the founders of these Canadian companies and business success stories. Plus incisive conversations with the sharpest minds in business writing, Malcolm Gladwell and David Chilton, make this a must for marketing, entrepreneurial and business courses! Featuring interviews with Nouriel Roubini, Harry Dent, David Chilton, Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Bronfman, Michael Budman (Roots), Jim ...
  • 2009
  • 01:50:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

We are the Best The Peameal Bacon Sandwich

How do you make the most of a cured cut of peameal bacon? You slice it and fry it. That's the kind of thinking that brought the world famous peameal bacon sandwich into existence. For 40 years, Carousel Bakery, birthplace of the peameal sandwich, has been serving the crowds at Toronto's St. Lawrence Market. Now tourists from all over the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:03:05
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2017

The National The Sharing Economy

Taxis and hotels are two businesses being disrupted by a new business model based on an old idea: sharing. Airbnb, Uber and other online services help connect people willing to offer their underused apartment, automobile passenger space or other assets to those who want access to them. The sharing (or peer-to-peer) economy is worth billions of dollars and growing. But ...
  • 2014
  • 00:10:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

News in Review - September 2007 The Trial of Conrad Black

In mid-July former media baron Conrad Black was found guilty of obstruction of justice and three counts of mail fraud. The verdict came after a 15-week trial in a Chicago courtroom. Black, who will be sentenced in November, could be sent to prison for many years. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the Black trial and the ...
  • 2007
  • 00:13:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2007

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Fortune Hunters Thirst for Profits: Selling Alcohol

Watch as entrepreneurs thirsty for success pour their energy into one of the best-performing industries in the country. Alcoholic beverages and the booze industry seem better poised than most sectors of the economy to weather the storm. Booze is an affordable luxury we’re not willing to give up in tough economic times. Follow John Vellinga, and his dream of taking ...
  • 2009
  • 00:19:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Current This Land is My Land: Nisga'a First Nation Moves to Privatize Land

As part of The Current's Project Money, Laura Lynch looks at a plan some are excited to begin, and others want to stop before it starts. Fifteen years after signing an historic and financially empowering land deal with the federal and provincial governments, the Nisga'a First Nation is among the first Aboriginal groups to approve ownership of private property.
  • 2013
  • 00:22:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Fortune Hunters Top Ten Tips for Entrepreneurs

Throughout the Fortune Hunters series, we've watched as entrepreneurs risked it all to follow their passion and launch their own businesses. We've also heard from wildly successful Canadian business legends who have told us how they got started and made their first million. Now, we're bringing all these lessons and advice together and giving you the top ten tips for ...
  • 2008
  • 00:21:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Venture Town Doctor: Doug Hall Fixes Tofino

Tofino, on beautiful Vancouver Island, is famous for its surf and long, long stretches of sand. Doug Hall is a top-dollar American consultant. Fortune 500 companies hire him to kick-start their businesses, boost sales, and invent new products. What happens when Venture plucks this celebrated business brain out of the canyons of corporate America and beaches him on the western ...
  • 2005
  • 00:22:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013