4 Editor's Note
7 The Rant Franchisees like to think of themselves as independent business owners. But their corporate masters have all the power
9 Graphic Details
Toy makers live or die by their December sales.
So who's got the hottest prospects this season?
13 The Exchange
Brian Mulroney has plenty of advice for the prime minister on how to deal with his old Palm Beach pal, Donald Trump
16 Corporate Governess
How to smack down a client's subtle sexism
Why the TMX Group's crackdown on cannabis companies should make all investors sweat
Most people buying bitcoin don't know exactly what it is--welcome to the newest investing bubble
Things have been a bit sticky lately for Intertape Polymer. Is it time to buy?
Plus, Prem Watsa acolyte Vijay Viswanathan on why boring is beautiful
58 Last word
Outgoing MaRS CEO Ilse Treurnicht on growing up in South Africa, the STEM gap and building an innovation hub
26 CEO(s) OF THE YEAR
How did Bruce Flatt and his fellow CEOs transform Brookfield into Canada's most successful international player? Ruthless smarts, a keen eye for a bargain and a long-term view. /By Eric Reguly
34 Crypto kingpin Online gaming billionaire Calvin Ayre spent 10 years avoiding the U.S.
Department of Justice. Now the high-living eccentric is back, and he's got a new next big thing: bitcoin. /By Timothy Taylor
44 Worst-case scenario
Five top executives, including OpenText's Mark Barrenechea and TD Ameritrade's Tim Hockey, on how they survived personal crises--and became better leaders.
/By Carol Toller and Tim Kiladze
52 Double crossing
Ninety-year-old trucking magnate Matty Moroun outfoxed Ottawa and got his permit for a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit. But with auto trade slowing, was it worth it?
/By John Daly
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Billionaire bitcoin booster Calvin Ayre; the Detroit side of the Ambassador Bridge; Bay Street maven and cancer survivor Janice Fukakusa
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