WORK IN PROGRESS
2017: Roger Hardy was thought to have a Midas touch, but the online Shoes.com empire he helped underwrite–with Sean Clark as chief revenue officer–goes bankrupt early this year, just as it was winning awards and planning a big bricks-and-mortar expansion. It's a far cry from the happy exit Hardy experienced in 2014, when he sold his Clearly Contacts for $435 million. 2017: If it truly is all about location, location, location, this is the symbolic end for Vancouver's two major daily newspapers. The Vancouver Sun and the Province, after years of gutting their newsroom (another 54 positions, or 42 per cent of staff, were eliminated in March), unceremoniously strip the nameplates of their landmark tower at 200 Granville Square this spring. Their new home, starting June 1: an office park in East Vancouver.