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Jim Balsillie Wins Business Newsmaker of 2009

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Jim Balsillie keynote

Jim Balsillie recently won Canada’s 2009 Business Newsmaker of the Year, chosen in an annual survey of editors and broadcasters by The Canadian Press. With his exploits trying to buy the Phoenix Coyotes, as well as being the co-CEO of one of the fastest growing tech firms in North America, Jim is almost always in the headlines.

In 2010, I’m predicting Jim will not only buy an NHL franchise, but he’ll play right wing during their first game in Hamilton and score the winning goal with 15 seconds left in the 3rd. Also, Don Cherry will have to wear lipstick for every subsequent Coach’s Corner, having bet Jim it would never happen.

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