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RIM co-CEOs entering Canadian Business Hall of Fame

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In a move that is long overdue, the Canadian Press is reporting that RIM co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are the latest inductees to the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. The brain trust of our favorite company from Waterloo were among six luminaries to be given the honour by the Junior Achievement of Canada organization.

Inductees to the Hall of Fame are nominated by their peers and are chosen by an independent selection committee representing Canada’s foremost business, academic and media institutions. Mike and Jim will be formally inducted at a ceremony in Toronto next May. Congratulations, gentlemen!

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Jim Balsillie on the cover of Canadian Business

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RIM CEO Jim Balsillie Canadian Business September Issue

When you’re Canadian Business Magazine and you want to sell some issues, it helps to put the most recognizable Canadian CEO on the cover. The September 29th issue has RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie front and center, with an interview discussing why the Kitchener-Waterloo area is the best place to do business in Canada (The issue is a “Top 40 Canadian Cities For Business” feature; the KW placed first and our very own Ottawa made the Top Ten). Here are some highlights from the interview.

On the core strengths of the Waterloo area:

“The core strengths here remain the highly collaborative community, a good quality of life, our technology infrastructure, and exceptional universities with a co-operative framing to education at their core,” says RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie. “What’s become additionally exciting is the ability to make it a critical centre of excellence for new forms of intellectual capital.”

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