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Thomas S. Caldwell, C.M.

Last week we spoke about goals. This week, let’s talk about value propositions. What can you do to help someone else?

Posted: January 21, 2020
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Thomas Caldwell
Thomas S. Caldwell, C.M.

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Thomas S. Caldwell graduated from McGill University in 1965, and has been actively involved in the investment industry since that time.
Mr. Caldwell is Chairman of Caldwell Investment Management Ltd., an organization founded in 1990. Caldwell Investment Management Ltd. is a diversified investment company providing investment management to a broad spectrum of investors throughout Canada.
In 2014, Mr. Caldwell was inducted into the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame.
Mr. Caldwell is CEO and a Director of Urbana Corporation, a publicly traded investment company and Chairman of the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”), “The Exchange for Entrepreneurs”. He also serves on the Board of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute in Ottawa. Mr. Caldwell was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of The Lincoln and Welland Regiment in January 2014.
Mr. Caldwell is a past Governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange and one of the leading experts in capital markets, particularly in trading environments. He is recognized as one of the world’s foremost investors in securities exchanges. Mr. Caldwell manages the investment pools he is responsible for on a value/strategic overview basis.
Caldwell Investment Management Ltd. and its affiliates were the second-largest owners of the New York Stock Exchange prior to the NYSE’s demutualization.
Mr. Caldwell has, through his career, been actively involved in addressing social and community needs.
He was awarded Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his activities on behalf of Canadian Veterans. In 2003 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his work in assisting those in need as well as contributing to institutions working to better the lives of others. In 2012, he received Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee for his efforts on behalf of the disadvantaged.
Mr. Caldwell and his wife Dorothy have been married since 1966 and have two sons, Brendan and Theo, and four grandchildren.

00:11 Well I think I think we should first off just back it up a tiny bit. I think whether you'll be in business or where to be in life you should sit down have a goal What's my goal. What am I going to do this year kind of thing. Where am I. Where am I headed. And you have to have a plan or should make a plan to achieve that goal whatever your goal happens to be what you what you plan to do it.
00:33 And both of those things are important they should be looked at daily to see whether your actions are consistent with your goal and your plan. So you have to add action. You've got to get into action. You got to be doing something to proceed with those. However within the sort of a covering umbrella This is your value proposition that is what are you adding. How are you benefiting someone else's life. How can you help others.
01:02 That's your value proposition. Whether it be in business or whether it be as a person that say I want to add something to this world. And that really decides what your success is going to be. Period.