Vancouver Sun, Nov. 23, 2001
Thirty years ago, Peter Brown was the Penny Stock King. Twenty years ago, he was Western Canada’s most renowned Cowboy Capitalist. Ten years ago, he was a lightning rod for criticism and all that was supposedly wrong with the Vancouver Stock Exchange.
This year, he was named the Pacific Region’s entrepreneur of the year — a recognized pillar of the B.C. establishment and nationally celebrated for his achievements.
Yet, he is ambivalent about the award, sponsored by international accounting giant Ernst & Young, because it has pushed him back into the limelight, brought reporters back to his doorstep and his face to a magazine cover.
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