My friends Bernard Thibeault and John Hann, owners of Floral Artistry on Broadview Avenue near my psychotherapy office, make my Riverdale neighbourhood a more beautiful place to live and work. These two gentlemen practise the old but not lost art of kindness to friends and contribution to community.
Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Outliers), talks about success taking 10% talent, 90% perspiration. He says you have to put in at least ten thousand hours to become good at something. By that measure, Ben and John are great examples of the tenacity and persistence necessary to run a small business successfully. The thread that runs through all their hours of hard work is love. I like that.