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Since September 1995 George Torok has interviewed hundreds of guests for his weekly radio show, “Business in Motion”. The emerging theme is that business is in motion – that things are constantly changing. The lessons that we learn are that we need to change with the times and that there are some uncompromising simple principles that we must follow for success. Some things change – some do not. How can you know the difference? Listen to “Business in Motion”.

Watch this Video Interview
Click on the video below to watch this seven minute interview with radio show host, George Torok, as he talks about the lessons he has learned from the enterprneuers he has interviewed on Business in Motion. The off-screen interviewer is Canada's prolific author and editor, John Robert Colombo.



George Torok is often asked about his guests. George has great difficulty highlighting any one guest as the best or most memorable. Here is a sampling of some of his guests.

Who was your first guest?
Ross Mackay, a pump specialist. He consults on the maintenance of pumps and is a world authority. He was fun. I interviewed him more than once.

Who was the most unusual guest?
The King of Redonda. Bob Williams, Canadian born, who holds the title of the King of Redonda. I interviewed him in the Admiral’s Inn in English Harbour on the south coast of Antigua. Tropical birds fluttered through the Inn as we talked.

Who surprised you the most?
Keith Norris. He was a Dixie Cup salesman. He was a last minute fill-in – a friend who helped me out when another guest canceled. He turned out to be a fantastically exciting and inspiring guest. At one point he was so excited that he referred to himself as the “Wayne Gretzky of Dixie cups”. It was a fun and inspirational interview.

Who inspired you?
Too many to mention, including some of those mentioned on this page. I found myself feeding off the enthusiasm of my guests. I believed that if they could make it then so could I.

Who awed you?
Mike G. DeGroote, the builder of Laidlaw Transport. The man is a multibillionaire. I was nervous in his presence. I felt intimidated even though he did nothing to intimidate me. He was gracious, direct and honest. I could not help but think that if he could overcome the obstacles then so could I.

Who made you uncomfortable?
Frank Buckley Jr. He was so succinct in his answers that I ran out of questions before the time was up. Questions that many would answer in a couple minutes he answered in 30 seconds or less. He really understood how to be direct and not waste time. I was scrambling to think of more open-ended questions.

What was the most unusual setting for the interview?
After the Admiral’s Inn in Antigua, the next was the back seat of a limo on the way to the airport. The guest was Frank Ogden, aka Dr. Tomorrow. Even though I had pre-arranged the interview – we got bumped by a local TV interview. As I was about to throw in the towel – Frank said to me, “Jump in the car. Let’s do the interview on the way to the airport and I will arrange for the driver to bring you back.” So we did and it was a highly successful interview.

Guests of Business in Motion include: (a sampling)
Some of these guests have moved on. The company and title is correct at the time of the interview.
Affirmative Technologies     Tony Goodrow     President & Founder
 
Alternative Games     Nadia Greco     Partner
 
BDC     Patricia H. Ghany     Manager Operations
 
Body Shop Canada     Margot Franssen     President & Partner
 
Canada Wide Magazine     Peter B. Legge     President & CEO
 
CanadaOne     Julie King     Managing editor
 
Canadian Tire - Centre Mall     John Skirving     Franchise Owner
 
Cancable Inc     Brad Davies     President
 
Cdn Bankers Association     Michael Green     Association Executive
 
Chipco Canada Inc.     Chips Klein     Inventor/ entrepreneur
 
Cooking for the Rushed     Sandi Richard     Cook book Author
 
CORE Digital     Bob Munroe     President
 
CTV TV Network     Kirk LaPointe     Senior VP
 
CUMIS     James M. Barr     Senior VP, Corp Relations & Corp Sec
 
DBM     Ray Monagh     Senior VP
 
Eagle's Flight     Phil Geldart     CEO & founder
 
Edwards Realtors     Jamie Edwards     CEO & Broker
 
Fell-Fab Products     Don Fell     Chairman & CEO
 
Ford Canada     Dennis M. Rowland     Purchasing Manager
 
Gemini Group     Audrey Wilson     CEO
 
General Motors Canada     Tayce Wakefield     VP Corporate Affairs
 
Greenthumb Landscaping     Kathy Thomas     President
 
Hamilton Chamber     John Dolbec     Executive Director
 
Hamilton Spectator     Patrick J. Collins     Publisher & Exe VP
 
HBADA     Don Scott     Association manager
 
Hicks Furs & Leathers     Sherrie Hicks     President & Owner
 
Hockley Valley Resort     Nancy Adamo     President
 
I. Waxman & Sons     Chester H. Waxman     Chairman
 
INTRIA-HP     Dan Branda     President
 
John Deere Credit Inc.     Darla M. Youldon     Pres Cdn Operations
 
Junior Achievement Hamilton     Carol Montag     President & CEO
 
KPMG     John Buschhausen     Partner
 
Light Computer Centre     Shawn Chamberlin     Owner
 
Links Information Mgmt     John David Hay     President
 
Major Leagues     George Kumagai     Owner
 
Malabar Super Spice     Doris Valade     President
 
Manor House Publishing     Michael B. Davie     Publisher
 
Manpower Services     Tammy Johns     VP Canadian Operations
 
McMaster University     Dr. Peter George     President & Vice-Chancellor
 
Memex Electronics     Tom Gaasenbeek     President
 
Ont Service Safety Alliance     Elizabeth Mills     GM & CEO
 
Profit Magazine     Rick Spence     Editor & Publisher
 
ROB Globe & Mail     Douglas Goold     Editor
 
Ross & McBride     Jeffrey R. Manishen     Criminal Lawyer
 
Royal Bank     Susan M. Smith     VP KBI Business Banking
 
Shad International     Jack Pal     President
 
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel     Theresa Syer     Director of Sales & Marketing
 
Smith's Funeral Homes     Donald S. Smith     President
 
Sonic Unyon Records     Mark Milne     Partner
 
Spar Aerospace Ltd     Patricia Lombardo     Research
 
Stirling Print-All     Bob Stirling     President & Founder
 
Stoddart Publishing Corp.     Jack Stoddart     President
 
Thomson Gordon Group     Sandy Thomson     President
 
Tradeport     Tony Battaglia     President & CEO
 
United Technologies OTIS     Edward A. Minich     President & CEO
 
W.K. Buckley Ltd.     Frank Buckley     Chairman
 
Xerox Canada Inc     Cynthia Lewis     VP CU S/W Ont. & Man.
 
Young Drivers of Canada     David White     Vice President

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