What is an August Unforgettable life newsletter if it doesn't include a family selfie boating at the lake? In hindsight, I wish we staged the photo just a little better to ensure our youngest Sam, who was surfing the wake behind the boat, was in full frame at the moment the picture was captured.
It was an honour to work with 6 very bright MBA students from The Schulich School of Business. We were offered the opportunity for them to take a deep dive and forensically evaluate our business. Over 6 months they peeled back the onion so to speak, looking at the layers that might need improvement to better Brentwood’s sustainability and scalability as a Luxury Chauffeured Business.
This month I am also proud to feature a team player pursuing yet again a passion near and dear to my heart. Alex Barnes, a passionate fantabulous drummer, joined our detail team 12 months ago. I don't just like and respect Alex because he is musically talented, at more than just drums I must add, but because he has shown large amounts of maturity at BWL throughout the process of his “dad” becoming his new boss.
Sitting court side, we were only a few seats from the owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban and Mr. Wonderful (Dragons Den) Kevin O'Leary. Both basketball fans, they were at ease, approachable and swept up in the enthusiasm for this game just being fans of this great sport that they both love.
I have a funny story to tell. My youngest son commented on our Instagram post after my personal monthly column was posted last month. What I found humorous and intelligent all at the same time was that he made the comment in third person and said “what about Sam, you haven’t mentioned anything about him but gave an update for everybody else in the family”.