Peter Brown: Chairman, Canaccord Financial

Financial Post Magazine, Dec. 2010

On Business Philosophy: “From my family, which are third-generation British Columbians, I grew up with a passion for where I live. And I went into the investment business really by happenstance and came under the influence of a guy who gave me a passion for the world of investment. You’re pretty lucky if you’re doing something you passionate about in a place you’re passionate about.”

On Darkest Hour: “I never worried about yesterday, other than what you might learn from it. Whatever happened yesterday is irrelevant; what’s important is what’s going to happen tomorrow.”

On Definition of Success: “It isn’t money. If people are performers, money very quickly becomes secondary. The people I know who are successful work hard, they’re goal oriented, they set targets for themselves and they’re disciplined.”

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