Balsillie gets another award, this time the 2009 I.D.E.A.

jballideaEver since the SEC came after him for $100 million, RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie is raking in the awards! Thanks to CrackBerry for the tip that the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba is giving him the 2009 International Distinguished Entrepreneur Award (I.D.E.A.).

“We are thrilled to announce that this year’s I.D.E.A. recipient is Mr. Balsillie,” said Arni Thorsteinson, Chair of the I.D.E.A. Committee for the Associates and President of Shelter Canadian Properties Limited. “Jim encapsulates the idea of I.D.E.A. as a world-renowned entrepreneur who stands among very few Canadians in terms of what he has done, and what we anticipate he is yet to do.”