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A Chance Encounter

There’s nothing like an impending 40th birthday to get you thinking about your health and your own mortality.  Recently I’ve been taking stock of life and I’ve made up my mind: I want to be skiing with my grandchildren when I’m 90 years old. It was a goal that became all the more important to me after the recent passing of...

A Chance Encounter
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

Be an Owner: Set Your Own Salary

There comes a time in business when you have to put your money where your mouth is, and that time for me is now. For the last little while I’ve been asking my executive team to take it to the next level. They are at the top of our organization and I want to see them shine. I want them to “act like an owner.” It’s a strange...

Be an Owner: Set Your Own Salary
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

Giving A Voice To Your People

It’s an interesting time to talk about leadership these days with all eyes on our neighbours to the south. But I want to discuss leadership closer to home, right in my own businesses in fact. For the last several years we have been laying the foundation in Whistler for a growing business run by “democratic leadership.” The idea...

Giving A Voice To Your People
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

Seeing Whistler Through Trudeau’s Eyes

Famous people ski and ride in Whistler all the time — actors, billionaires, royalty. This is where they all come to play. You’ve got more “Whistler cred” if you can last all day on your skis or board than if you can make millions by lunchtime. These mountains have a funny way of levelling the playing field, stripping away the...

Seeing Whistler Through Trudeau’s Eyes
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

Picking Partners: The Trick to Finding, and Keeping, the Right People in Business and Life

As Gibbons has grown and diversified over the years, partners have become a critical part of our success. We choose our partners wisely and with intent. They span our organizations, throughout our various businesses. We partner with community organizations and people, just as we collaborate with businesses as we look to further...

Picking Partners: The Trick to Finding, and Keeping, the Right People in Business and Life
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

My Mountaintop Office: The View from Above

The view from my office isn’t too bad these days; there’s no doubt that everything looks better from 7,000 feet. It’s amazing the kind of work you can accomplish up here in the mountains, how the view can inspire you to think beyond the ordinary. The big picture comes into focus and everything else seems to fall into place.

My Mountaintop Office: The View from Above
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

How to Make It in Whistler? Believe You Can

One of the biggest complaints about Whistler is: “I can’t afford to live here.” I heard it again just recently from a waiter who was serving us dinner. He couldn’t see how he was going to carve out a future here, buy a home, settle down, one day perhaps raise family. He was getting ready to leave. Why, I asked? There is no...

How to Make It in Whistler? Believe You Can
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

Racing for Canada… and other goals

Setting goals is a critical part of any business. Anyone who has seen my office walls knows how much stock I put in clearly defined goals. I know how we’re going to grow Gibbons; I know where we’re going to diversify; I know what we’ll look like in the years to come. The trick to setting goals however, is not just about keeping...

Racing for Canada… and other goals
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

Solving Our Problem of Capacity — Vertical Integration

The line up for the Longhorn began at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday and it never really stopped. It began with tons of American college kids waiting to get in to watch the Seahawks game over their long weekend and then it moved on to après as the snow swirled throughout the day and then on to the late night partying, for those who could last.

Solving Our Problem of Capacity — Vertical Integration
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons

Après Ski Episode 8: Q & A with Joey Gibbons

We’re listening to all of your comments about our show Après Ski. We’re pleased to see so much interest in the show but we also want to clear up any misconceptions. After each episode we do a Q&A with Joey Gibbons, which is designed to set the record straight.

Après Ski Episode 8: Q & A with Joey Gibbons
POSTED BY · Joey Gibbons