It’s a big week for some of our Barlow authors. They’re giving talks about their books to very important audiences in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Norman Bacal is speaking about his book, Breakdown: The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of Heenan Blaikie, to a high-powered business group at the storied Toronto Club. You can be sure that the financiers down there will be eager to hear how a great law firm that once employed two prime ministers could fail in such as explosive manner.
Dr. Antoine Hakim, the Gairdner award-winning neurologist who wrote Save Your Mind: Seven Rules to Avoid Dementia, is down in Los Angeles this week, where he’ll be speaking to doctors at the American Stroke Association. His message: Dementia can be prevented in the same way you can prevent most heart attack and stroke.
Chris Clarke, author of True Family Wealth: Love, Money & An Inspired Life, is speaking about money and kids, a sensitive topic, to a small group in Rosedale, a leafy, well-heeled neighborhood in downtown Toronto. She makes the case that when it comes to money, you should think of your family as a small business. Each member brings a different strength and quality to the group, and it’s your job to make sure they can shine. Then, if you’re thinking of giving money to a child, why not think of it as an investment in his or her business or future? That makes you the investor, the mentor, and not just a cash donor.
It’s great to see Barlow authors spreading the word about their books, their ideas, and their mission.