Education[ edit ] Reed attended Scaitcliffe prep school and St Paul's. At Oxford, Reed was political editor of Samizdat, a magazine for political science students. At Harvard he produced a case study and video about slum improvement works in Addis AbabaEthiopia. Early career[ edit ] Reed's first job was in a cemetery, levelling graves at a burial site in Old Windsor.
He knew he could do a better job anticipating and meeting their expectations for the whole pharmacy and pharmaceutical experience if he was in control as the pharmacy owner. A single establishment grew into four Prescription Shop stores, and he seized on another related trend — in-store medical clinics.
He opened a pair of them in two of his stores, all of which he still owns today.
Over that time frame, Kris Thorkelson was watching the evolution of the Internet and e-commerce. He realized this could be an efficient and effective delivery system for pharmaceuticals from around the world, a way to buy and sell them at far more competitive prices than is standard with brick and mortar pharmacies.
Canada Drugs was the online pharmacy that he launched in Through it, millions of patients were able to buy medications without having to mortgage their homes to do so. His My Place Realty MPR is a property management company that helps clients in Winnipeg find multi-family residences they are proud to call home.
Trend-spotting has served Thorkelson well, he says, and any young entrepreneur would do well to think creatively about ways to leverage the various developments that are changing how we live and work. And the move to digital and online shopping is only going to lead to more pronounced — and transformative — changes.
What failures have you experienced and what have you taken away from them?
Pharmaceuticals is a highly regulated business. Online sales of pharmaceuticals at a lower price point represents clear benefits to consumers. But, from the outset, it requires a definite business plan and a willingness and ability to adapt quickly to a rapidly changing online business environment.
You also have a lot of business interests.
What have you done to balance them successfully and what has your fix been if the balance has gone off-kilter? Businesses are like children. There are points in their development, especially in the early years, when they demand all of your energy.
But as they get a bit older, they gradually gain some independence and you can relax a little. Also, as an entrepreneur, I would suggest never forgetting the importance of delegating responsibilities to others. This is vital to the success of any business.
My Place Realty seems to be something of a departure from your other interests. What was the appeal and why, and what do you think other entrepreneurs can take away from your philosophy about diversifying your interests?
We understand that you support several worthy causes, including groups that sponsor families immigrating to Canada from war-torn countries like Syria. How would you encourage young entrepreneurs to think about undertaking these types of responsibilities, and what kinds of rewards can they expect?
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You just have to turn on the news to see it, although I think sometimes we take it for granted. I think young entrepreneurs are energetic and ambitious and could benefit from that learning curve — and it would do them good to meet people who are just as energetic and ambitious to succeed, if only they were given the chance to do it in peace.
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