What makes a soldier? What makes a business mind? What makes a philanthropist? In this rich memoir, Canadian icon of mining finance and public service Terry Salman reflects on his remarkable life, offering inspiration and mentorship for others seeking to build their own legacies.
Salman traces his journey from his modest beginnings in Montreal as the son of a Turkish immigrant father and Quebec-born mother, to the traumas of the Vietnam War, to his rise up the Canadian business world, and the growing dedication to service that earned him the Order of Canada.
He recounts the moments that shaped him: the brotherhood of the U.S. Marines and the lifelong duty of loyalty and community they instilled in him; the traumas he endured as a young sergeant in Vietnam; his return to Canada and the mentors who helped guide his success; and his many roles in helping others.
As he climbs the corporate ladder, his deep-seated faith and commitment to social responsibility grows. He takes on leadership roles, including chairman of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation and the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation—where he helped fund a hospice for AIDS patients—and Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Singapore.
Offering an inside view at the Canadian business, political, and philanthropic landscape, What We Give is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand how some are driven to succeed, and to give back.
|Publisher:||Page Two Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Author's Note 1
1 My Family 5
2 The Marines Are Looking for a Few Good Men 17
3 The Calm before the Storm 37
4 Where Are We Going? 47
5 The War Drags On 61
6 Finally Leaving Vietnam 73
7 Stationed in Paradise 77
8 A Mentor Second to None 91
9 A Path Less Travelled 101
10 Mentors by the Handful 107
11 Life Lessons 119
12 Mining Was in My Blood 129
13 Game Changer-It's Always about People 143
14 A Hospital Second to None 161
15 Time to Myself 179
16 Fuelled by Commitment 187
17 A Name for All Seasons 197
18 The Unthinkable-Learning to Fly 209
19 Vancouver Public Library-A Living Legacy 221
20 The Town Where Road Meets Sea 233
21 Trips of a Lifetime 241
22 Meeting Essential Needs 257
23 Singapore 269
24 Return to Vietnam 285
25 A Deeper Voice of God 291