I’m thrilled to announce the formal release of the book The Courage to Fail, the Will to Succeed: Twenty Years of the LiveWorkPlay Experience 1995-2015 (available in hardcover, magazine, PDF, and audio formats!). In words and pictures the book chronicles the history of the LiveWorkPlay organization from the days leading up to its formal incorporation to its current state as a leading-edge charity contributing to positive social change in the Ottawa area and beyond.
I’m grateful to Al Condeluci PhD for providing a meaningful foreword to the book on short notice, and also sending me a recording for the audio version. There wasn’t a lot of time for editing and I appreciate the assistance of Allison Moores among others who managed a quick turnaround on various components of the book that were thrust in their direction.
As the book hopefully communicates effectively, like just about everything that has to do with LiveWorkPlay that has my name on it, these outcomes are only made possible by the contributions of many others. From my life partner Julie Kingstone who is also my partner in Executive Staff leadership at LiveWorkPlay, to so many past and present volunteer members of the Board of Directors, to the staff team including those who have moved on, to our volunteer team now over 150 strong, and most importantly to our members – the people we serve – and their families, thank you for your trust and for the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to this world.
It has been a tremendous 20 years and I truly believe we are at this very moment the best we have ever been and there is plenty of upside yet to be realized!