What I do for work: I publish non-fiction books
Three words my friends would use to describe me: Tenacious, smart, innovative
My vision of a perfect Saturday: A walk on the beach or in the woods followed by a fine meal with good friends and lots of wine
My top 3 personal or professional WINS from the last month: I made the B finals in the club tennis tournament, I signed up two new authors, I didn't give up on my serve
My 2-sentence definition of success: I succeed when I publish a book that makes me and the authors proud; I succeed when we win prizes for our work
The most courageous thing I did in the last year: I stood up to the biggest book wholesaler in the U.S. -- and won
The advice I would give to my younger self: Trust your instincts
A book that changed my life: Grown Up Digital. The author, Don Tapscott, showed me how to think in a new way, which is why I'm a publisher.
Where to find me online: www.barlowbooks.com
What change are you working to create in your life, community or through your work: I give people outside the spotlight a chance to shine and make a difference in the world.
My two-sentence definition of leadership: I find people I trust.; I let them do the work they know how to do
The two most important strategies I have used to build my career: Avoid crowds. Look for opportunities on the edge.
My most powerful self-care tool: Exercise -- skiing, snowshoeing, tennis, walking, running, biking
The three people dead or alive, I'd most like to have join me for lunch: Oliver Sacks, Dustin Hoffman, Amal Clooney
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