You probably don’t know who John Robbins is. Me too. But that was until I came across one of his books a few weeks ago. And I have got to say his life has been nothing short of intriguing.

I am sure you have heard of Baskin-Robbins. It’s one of the world’s largest chain of ice-cream specialty shops and John Robbins is the son of one of the two founders, Irv Robbins. Yup, he was born into riches and was slated to take over a company that was making millions of dollars even in the sixties.

But amazingly, he rejected both the opportunity to take over the business and his father’s wealth at the age of 21! So to pay for his university studies, he washed dishes for twenty hours a week and upon graduation, he moved to an island off the coast of British Columbia with his wife. He …