Todd Babiak is co-founder of Story Engine, a startup that uses story-based strategies to make organizations and leaders better: more focused, more cohesive, more influential, more human. For ten years he was a daily newspaper columnist. He has published four award-winning novels, three of them bestsellers: Choke Hold, The Garneau Block, The Book of Stanley and Toby: A Man. His fifth novel, The South of France, will be published in October, 2012 by HarperCollins. He writes for film and television and he's on several volunteer boards, including Startup Edmonton, the Canadian Literature Centre, and the Alliance Française.