Books of the Month April 2020
With many people working from home at the moment, rather than have our usual Book of the Month feature, we have decided to highlight a number of books by some of the speakers we work with that we would recommend.
RICHARD MCCANN – JUST A BOY: THE TRUE STORY OF A STOLEN CHILDHOOD
One October night in 1975 Richard McCann, aged five, was alone in the house with his three sisters. It was 3 am and their mother hadn’t come home yet. The next morning, the police arrived to take the children away. Their mother had become the first victim of a serial killer soon to become known as the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’.
Passed from one violent home to another, the children were forgotten by all except the press. As the salacious headlines multiplied, Richard and his sisters were never able to recover from their mother’s murder. Whilst Richard tried to handle the terror of his violent upbringing, his sister struggled to deal with memories of sexual abuse. Without love or support, they spiralled away from help or happiness.
Then one day Richard McCann, having reached suicidal rock bottom, decided no one was going to rescue their lives but him. It was the beginning of an inspirational transformation. Now he is able to tell the story of how the forgotten children of violence suffer, and how they can heal. A heartbreaking, uplifting story of survival and hope.
PERRY MCCARTHY – FLAT OUT FLAT BROKE: THE ORIGINAL STIG
Perry McCarthy is an ex-Formula One racing driver and was the original ‘Stig’ from the BBC Top Gear TV show. Flat Out Flat broke is his hilarious and internationally acclaimed autobiography which takes you on Perry’s roller-coaster adventure as he battled on and off the race tracks of the world to fulfill his dream of Grand Prix stardom.
One of the best selling motor racing books of all time, Perry’s story will have you on the edge of your seat either on the verge of tears or howling with laughter at both his bizarre misfortune and his triumphs against the odds. Don’t miss it, it’s the life story of a battler, a maestro in so many disciplines. But overall Perry McCarthy knows how to recover from failure and create success. From working on oil rigs to fame as The Stig, Flat Out Flat Broke is an utterly fascinating read and you will see why even other racing drivers affectionately call him ‘Mad Dog’!
Perry is an entertaining after-dinner speaker and equally at home delivering motivational speeches
JIM LAWLESS – TAMING TIGERS: DO THINGS YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU COULD
Jim Lawless is one of the UK’s most respected motivational speaker and his book is an inspiring read leaving you feeling you can achieve anything you put your mind too.
Everybody has a tiger. It is the thing that snarls at us when we think about making a change in our lives and stops us from developing and achieving our potential. In Taming Tigers Jim Lawless shares his proven and inspirational training program and case studies from people who have changed their lives by following the rules.
You’ll hear Jim’s own experience of grabbing his tiger by the tail, as he went from a 36-year-old, overweight, non-riding consultant to a jockey, and later a UK freediving record holder, in 12 months.
Jim is living proof that Taming Tigers works, and he’s here to help you achieve your dreams by taming the tigers in your life
CHRISTIAN KROMME – HUMANIFICATION
Christian Kromme is an experienced entrepreneur and futurist speaker in the area of exponential technology, disruptive innovation, and strategy/vision development. As a tech-entrepreneur Christian has participated in several successful ‘disruptive’ start-ups, often spin-outs in completely different industries but always focused on the interface between humans and increasing technology.
His book HUMANIFICATION starts with a story about a little girl, a terminal diagnosis and a ticking clock. Join the author as he searches for a cure. Along the way, you will discover the seven powerful forces of innovation that are going to change everything in your world within your lifetime. Through a series of stories, research and personal insights, the author reveals how he came to see the world from a totally new perspective.
This new vantage point allowed him to uncover a unique wave pattern. Incredibly that wave pattern turned out to be a blueprint for just about every disruptive technology breakthrough. Christian Kromme also made another remarkable breakthrough. He discovered that our manmade technology follows exactly the same evolutionary steps as life itself.
By reading this book you will learn to see how the world works at a biological level, a technological level, and a humanity level. You will come to understand how each level is linked, and that knowledge will reveal remarkable new insights into the future.
This is a truly remarkable book that no entrepreneur, leader or policy maker can afford to miss. This book shows how technology unites humanity into one big organism. This new insight will change the way you look at technology and its effect on us all forever.
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