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ONE-to-ONE with Jim Slomka

You purchased your first car dealership 60 years ago. Favourite car? My favourite car is a 1975 red Pontiac convertible that I still drive today when the weather is nice. Are you the Warren Buffet of Canada or is he the Jim Pattison of the U.S.? There is no other Warren Buffet in either Canada or the United States; he is one of a kind, and they don’t make them any better! What do you look for when you visit stores? The very first thing I look at is the cleanliness of the floors. You have hundreds of photos in your office of you posing with famous celebrities, athletes and politicians. Which ones are your favourites? To me, one of my most favourite photos on my wall is a picture of Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and my wife Mary and I. Favourite performer? Bing Crosby. Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you. When I drive across Western Canada visiting our various locations, I sometimes sleep in the back seat of my truck. WORDS OF WISDOM Advice from Jim Pattison from December 9, 2018, on the day he was inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame. Do the little things well and the big things will follow. Trust is something you earn and build over years and you can lose that trust in seconds. Your good reputation is your most important asset. You don’t lose when you lose; you only lose when you quit.
Jim Slomka
Jim Slomka is executive vice president of media strategy for Grocery Business.
You purchased your first car dealership 60 years ago. Favourite car? My favourite car is a 1975 red Pontiac convertible that I still drive today when the weather is nice. Are you the Warren Buffet of Canada or is he the Jim Pattison of the U.S.? There is no other Warren Buffet in either Canada or the United States; he is one of a kind, and they don’t make them any better! What do you look for when you visit stores? The very first thing I look at is the cleanliness of the floors. You have hundreds of photos in your office of you posing with famous celebrities, athletes and politicians. Which ones are your favourites? To me, one of my most favourite photos on my wall is a picture of Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and my wife Mary and I. Favourite performer? Bing Crosby. Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you. When I drive across Western Canada visiting our various locations, I sometimes sleep in the back seat of my truck.
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WORDS OF WISDOM Advice from Jim Pattison from December 9, 2018, on the day he was inducted into the Canada Walk of Fame. Do the little things well and the big things will follow. Trust is something you earn and build over years and you can lose that trust in seconds. Your good reputation is your most important asset. You don’t lose when you lose; you only lose when you quit.
Jim Slomka
Jim Slomka is executive vice president of media strategy for Grocery Business.

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