Executive Corner with David Brian Green

David has participated on international radio and television in relation to healthcare delivery. He has written for The International Weekly Telegraph in London, The International Herald Tribune in France, and has published articles in the Americas and EU.

David and his wife have seven adult children and seven grandchildren. His interests outside of international business include travel, cinema, theatre, film production, reading (Crime Fiction genre), the art of Salvador Dalí and crime-writing. He is the author of the ‘Oscar Phelps’ series of novels. He enjoys Cricket, Golf, Rugby Union, F1GP motor racing, Football (Soccer), Ice Hockey, American Football and Tennis.

Chief Executive of Blackfriars Healthcare Group, BMARC & The Viscount on Vancouver Island. BC, Canada.
CrimeWriter: Author of The OSCAR PHELPS novels.
Commercial Director, Vice Chairman & Co-Owner.
The Sanctuary World & The Sanctuary Vancouver Island. 
Vice-Chairman; Motion Picture Behavioral Health, California, USA.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada & Byron Bay, NSW, Australia.

David B. Green
Author: The Oscar Phelps series of novels
Co-ScreenwriterMr. Phelps feature screenplay 
Co-ScreenwriterMr. Phelpsmini – series 
Executive Producer: Olivia Phelpsmini – series 

Molitor 5901 Productions
Victoria, BC. Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada
Phone: +1-778-922-2732

Q. If you are in recovery, what was your drug of choice? When did you stop using?
A. I am not in recovery. (Though many of the people I am fortunate to work with are.)

Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, disease, a choice, or a wicked twist of fate?
A. I think it is a wicked combination of all four.

Q. Where did you grow up?
A. A small English coal mining village in North Nottinghamshire, England.

Q. From what school or teacher did you learn the most?
A. I learned and am learning more in the aftermath of completing my formal education than I ever learned in my formative years. This is my view of education, something I share with the late Robert B. Parker who I think had it spot-on; “Being an educator and working are not the same thing. The academic community is composed largely of nitwits. If I may generalize. People who don’t know very much about what matters very much, who view life through literature rather than the other way around.” “There can never be any substitute for your own palate nor any better education than tasting life yourself.” – Robert B. Parker

Q. If you had an extra million dollars, which charity would you donate it to?
A. I would not give to any established charity. I would look for children in need of care with a variety of conditions and help them get access to treatment. One thing Covid has proved is that the governments of the world have enough reserves to pay for most all the conditions that children and people suffer from. They just choose not to.

Q. Do you have any children?
A. Seven (Five boys and two girls) and seven grandchildren so far.

Q. If, and when you retire would you prefer to live by the ocean, lake, river, mountaintop or penthouse?
A. I doubt I will ever formally retire. But it would be to a penthouse or a white stucco building with a rooftop terrace overlooking the ocean.

Q. What is your favorite hotel or resort?
A. Since 1986, I have spent my life in hotels in almost 80 countries. If I had to choose, then it would be The Scribe in Paris or The Negresco in Nice and the Bab al Shams Resort in Dubai.

Q. What is your biggest or littlest pet peeve?
A. Biggest: Wasting Time. It is the one commodity that we are all limited by, and yet we waste it so easily and value it so lightly. I am also not a fan of cancel culture. Littlest: Lack of punctuality and disrespect due to faster communications and/or the ignorance of youth. I also miss business formal attire and expectation.

Q. Who has had the biggest influence on you throughout your life?
A. My Wife of 38 years. 

Q. If you were giving a dinner party for your 3 favorite authors, living or dead, who would they be? (choose 4 if you think one might be too drunk or stoned to attend.)
A. Robert B. Parker, Patricia Highsmith, Frederick Forsyth, Graham Greene.

Q. What books are you reading now?
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Bye Bye Baby by Ace Atkins (Robert B. Parker), Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, The Comedy Hotel by Guy Bellamy 

Q. What book(s) have you read more than once?
A. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth, The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith, Walking Shadow by Robert B. Parker, Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith, The Ripliad series of novels by Patricia Highsmith, Every SPENSER novel by the late Robert B. Parker & over the last decade everything by Ace Atkins.

Q. Who is your favorite poet?
A. Lord Byron or Robert Browning.

Q.  What is your favorite radio show, news show, podcast?
A The Terry Wogan Show. News at Ten. Test Match Special. (International Test Cricket) 

Q. What is your favorite APP?
A. BBC Sport.

Q. Are you binge watching any TV series? If so which ones?
A. Peaky Blinders. Outlander. The Crown. Victoria. The Queens Gambit. LOST. Shetland. 

Q. Which film have you watched the most?
A. The Day of the Jackal & The Talented Mr. Ripley. & North By Northwest & Our Man in Havana 

Q. Who is your favorite director? A. Anthony Minghella.

Q. Who is your favorite sober celebrity?
A. Sir Michael Caine.

Q. What/Who is your favorite band/composer/musical artist?
A. Band: The Move. Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff. Musical Artist: Elvis Presley.

Q. What is your favorite Broadway musical/play?
A. Les Misérables 

Q. What is your favorite city?
A. Venice.

Q. What is your favorite museum?
A. The British Museum in London. & The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Q. What is your favorite restaurant?
A. Langans Brasserie in Piccadilly, London.

Q. What is the best piece of advice someone gave you? A. To ignore advice and learn through experience.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve given someone else?
A. Do not waste time. Travel. Explore. Watch. Get involved.

Q. What is the greatest risk you have ever taken?
A. I take risks every day. Always have. That is my addiction.

Q. What is your biggest regret?
A. Already, I consider I have wasted too much time in the limited that I have available.

Q. Have you ever been arrested and if so, for what? Leave blank if this is too personal.
A. No.

Q. What is the proudest moment in your life?
A. Seeing my first OSCAR PHELPS novel in print in July 1997. 32-Red an Oscar Phelps novel.

Q. Do you believe in God or a Higher Power?
A. I believe in a higher power but do not know what it is. Nor do I care.

Q. If you had to move to China or Russia which country would you choose and why?
A. Russia. The History, the architecture, the music.

Q. If you were putting together a time capsule from 2022 what 5 things would you put in it?
A. 1. My Covid Mask. 2. Bitcoin 3. Cellphone 4. Box of Havana Cigars – Romeo y Julieta (Wide Churchill) 5. My Book: The Enigmatic Mr. Phelps by David B. Green

Q. Are you more inclined to believe in UFO’s or life after death, or both?
A. I believe in both. I cannot believe that we are the only life-form in the universe or that we are the most intelligent. Therefore, there must have been and are UFOs and visitors. I believe and hope that there is life after death, as I want to be back again, so that I can share another lifetime with my wife.

Q. What is your favorite weekly news bulletin?
A. I do not have one. I watch the developing news in all electronic forms almost by the minute. Mostly via BBC World news.