Celebrated author and Windsor Member David Smick hosted a presentation at Windsor on Tuesday, April 4, discussing and signing his bestselling new book The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone. A reception followed, where more than 80 Windsor Members and their guests mingled with the author over cocktails.
In the book, Mr. Smick worries that without returning to historic levels of economic performance, and implementing other reforms, today’s millennials will become “the big losers of the 21st Century.” Filled with economic trials and revelations, The Great Equalizer was praised by both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Obama economic advisor Larry Summers, reaching The New York Times, LA Times, and U.S.A. Today bestseller lists.
Additionally, Mr. Smick’s 2008 award-winning bestseller The World is Curved was endorsed by President Bill Clinton. A writer for The New York Times called the book “astonishingly prescient.” The Washington Post called it “clairvoyant.” Characterized by openness of access and entry, and favoring entrepreneurship and small business, Mr. Smick calls for the great equalizer, a Main Street Capitalism of mass small-business startups and bottom-up innovation, all unfolding on a level playing field.
Windsor (windsorflorida.com) is a private residential community spanning 425 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living.
Windsor provides homeowners privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. Members enjoy an 18-hole links-style golf course, Har-Tru tennis courts, an Equestrian Centre, full-sized polo field, over four miles of riding trails, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, and Gun Club. The Clubhouse, with interiors designed by Yabu Pushelberg, is a favorite gathering place much like the Beach Club which features private cabanas, its own restaurant, a pool-side Cabana Bar and 25-metre swimming pool. Windsor is also known for its art gallery featuring a revolving series of world-class exhibitions, and a Town Hall, which serves as a chapel and a venue for weddings, concerts and lectures.