OneLastThing with Ryan Beedie
Kelly Sutherland, (BC BUSINESS) — Want to win over Beedie Development Group president Ryan Beedie? Crank up some U2, pour some pinot and get ready to tear down business as usual
What do you never travel without? My spin shoes.
Come into the office early or stay late? Late. I exercise before work most days.
What is it that you most dislike? Negative people.
Which talent would you most like to have? To play electric guitar.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Awesome! Totally Awesome”.
What is your greatest regret? That we attempted to buy a hockey team.
What is your most marked characteristic? High energy, short attention span.
What is your mobile phone of choice? BlackBerry forever.
What is the trait you most deplore in a colleague? Not taking ownership.
What do you value in your colleagues? When they challenge the status quo.
What’s the most overrated virtue? Patience. I don’t like waiting for things to happen.
What is your greatest extravagance? Following U2 and other bands to multiple cities on tour.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Ability to be “in the moment”.
When do you get your best ideas? At night, after a couple of glasses of pinot.
What is your present state of mind? Euphoric, due to the re-election of the Liberals. I am excited about the future of BC.
What is your favorite motto? Options, baby!
Which business figures do you most identify with? My father, Keith Beedie and Joe Segal.
On what occasion do you lie? When someone asks, “How are you?” I always say, “Fabulous,” even if I don’t actually feel that way.