As a young man, Larry Stevenson, now 44, served as a paratrooper in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces in peace-keeping.

He graduated from Harvard in business and formed a venture capital company called Pathfinder 1992, bought Smithbooks 1993 and then Coles 1994, merging them to create Chapters in 1995. Married and father of three girls, he is currently studying international relations in Paris.

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