Trust the Evidence https://trusttheevidence.substack.com/
Trudeau , Travel and “The Science” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQLMctYO36E
The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Our case in the Federal Court and now Federal Court of Appeal
Federalism and the French Canadians: Pierre Trudeau
The Road to Serfdom: Frederich von Hayek.
The Closing of the American Mind: Allan Bloom
1984: George Orwell
Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace: Kim Phuc Phan Thi
One Thousand Gifts: Ann Voskamp
You Gotta Keep Dancin': Tim Hansel
The Rest of God: Mark Buchannan
The Book of Delights: Ross Gay
Why: Simon Sinek
Dare to Lead: Brenè Brown
Mrs. Mike, the Story of Katherine Mary Flannigan: Benedict and Nancy Freedman
Unbroken: Laura Hillembrand
Boys in the Boat: Daniel James Brown
Dear Younger Me: David Bentall
Leaving a Legacy: David Bentall
Navigating Family Business Succession
The Company You Keep: The Transformative Power of Male Friendship: David Bentall
Faith, Leadership and Public Life: Preston Manning
Mentoring Leaders: Carson Pue
Taiwan Series Reports: Toronto Star journalist Joanna Chiu
The Globe and Mail reports: Steven Chase
Analysis by Global News reporter: Sam Cooper
Silent Invasion: How China Is Turning Australia into a Puppet State: Clive Hamilton (2018)
Surveillance State: Inside China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control: Josh Chin & Liza Lin (2022)
The Tiananmen Papers: Liang Zhang, Andrew J. Nathan, Perry Link, & Orville Schell (2002)
The Island of Formosa, Past and Present: History, People, Resources, and Commercial Prospects. Tea, Camphor, Sugar, Gold, Coal, Sulphur, Economical Plants, and Other Productions: James Davidson (1903)
Formosa Betrayed: George Kerr (1965)
Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan: Jonathan Manthorpe (2009)
Claws of the Panda: Beijing's Campaign of Influence and Intimidation in Canada: Jonathan Manthorpe (2019)
Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence: Jonathan Manthorpe (2020)
The Road to Character: David Brooks (2015) (The third is an excellent insight into an overarching theme of Things That Matter - the importance or character for good citizenship and good leadership)
The Chinese translation of my book On! Achieving Excellence in Leadership is available to be ordered in paper edition, on line. For now, only residents of China can access it but we’re working on making the Chinese version more readily available. If you’re based in China, you can obtain the book here: http://product.dangdang.com/29135844.html on the official Dangdang website. I apologize to readers outside China who want to get the Chinese-language edition. We’re working with the translators, China-based publishers and others to clear the roadblocks.
The English edition is still available on Amazon.
I’d like to thank Zhou Ye, who led the team at Jejiang University which translated my book into Mandarin. Professor Zhou spent two years on this project, which required mastery of language and culture, two areas in which he excels.
I’d like to thank his team members individually but he will do that better than I can. Many good partnerships start with a matchmaker. The person who matched me as author to Professor Zhou, as translator, is Gloria Shang. My wife, Donna, and I have known Gloria for over 30 years as teacher, work colleague, and friend.
As my Chinese teacher, Gloria undoubtedly wishes that I had been a better student. She takes great pride in the Chinese language, its history, and its subtlety. Gloria introduced Professor Zhou to me.
Gloria also brought in a key member of our team, Professor Li Chang 李李敞, a renowned former professor of English at National Taiwan Normal University, where he taught for almost 40 years. Professor Li won a full scholarship provided by the US State Department at Georgetown University. He is the chief editor of the “CONCISE International English-Chinese Dictionary”.
To quote Gloria, together our team hopes the “ripple effects of this book—the opportunity to deliver great benefits for peace, harmony, and mutual understanding among diverse people —will prevail.”