"When I want to understand what is happening today
or try to decide what will happen tomorrow,
I look back."
Oliver Wendall Holmes
Praise for Beating the Odds, A History of the Mannix Family in Business
"I have never seen a book on any of the world's great corporations as
well done as this one. From the historical point of view, the style with which
key developments are covered is fascinating and the human interest dimension is superb.
When I opened it, I found myself immediately paging through the book
and was captivated by everything I saw."
Jefferson J. Mooney
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
"I am dumbfounded by Beating the Odds - an enormous undertaking of outstanding
quality! I am impressed by the manner in which the story of the contributions to the history of
Canada by the antecedents of the Mannix family has been set out against the background of
world history. The book is clearly a 'national treasure' and I hope it is widely read."
Kenneth S. Howard, Q.C.
"The concept, the research, the content and the presentation are extraordinary. . . .
It is a fine and remarkable book, a fascinating historical chronicle and a marvelous gift to all
of us who know the Mannix family. . . . Above all, the story will signal to people across the land
that entrepreneurialism and business success are not inconsistent with the social good. . . ."
President and Chief Executive
Business Council on National Issues
Beating the Odds won The Society of Graphic Designers of Canada PEAK Award
The Calgary Gallery of Superb Printing Gold Award for Printing Excellence, People's Choice Award and Best of Show