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Description: It was the type of headline that reaches out and grabs your attention: “Last of a generation of Bay Street vetrans.” The obituary went on to discuss the life and career of a stock trader, John Aiken, who had a remarkable career of 70 years. When he retired at age 87, he told the Globe and Mail that “the laugh has gone out of the business.”


Date: October 29, 2015


Discussion Points:

1) As you contemplate your own career after university, what lessons do you think you and your classmates might learn from a man like John Aiken?

2) Mr. Aiken spent part of his career with the Ontario Securities Commission. What type of attributes and training do you think would make one successful in this type of career?

3) The article is certainly an interesting read. What is one thing that really stood out for you?

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