Friday, March 03, 2006

Top 40 under 40

What a great idea.

Canada’s Top 40 under 40
According to

Canada's Top 40 Under 40TM is a national program founded and managed by The Caldwell Partners to celebrate our leaders of today and tomorrow, and to honour Canadians who have reached a significant level of success but have not yet reached the age of 40.
The program is designed to promote mentorship and professional development by introducing these leaders to the established business community and promoting them as role models for young Canadians.
In choosing the recipients, the Board considers the nominees' achievements in the following areas:
Vision and Leadership
Innovation and Achievement
Community Involvement and Contribution
Growth / Development Strategy

You know it is a great idea when you see so many imitators. I don’t know who was first but I found several 40 under 40 recognition programs. Here are a few.
Western Australia 40 under 40

The National Law Journal 40 under 40

Chicago Business 40 under 40

Ottawa Business Journal 40 under 40

Boston Business Journal 40 under 40

Now here is a slight variation:

Forbes Magazine under 40 Billionaires

I checked; my name isn’t there. I guess for two reasons.

The Point – when you find a good idea, copy it.

Of course I don’t know what the magic of the number 40 is; SO why not a 30 under 30, 20 under 20, 60 over 60 or 50 at 50?

George Torok

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