The Author, now retired to Melbourne Australia, has lived his life in Africa south of the equator. He has smelled the sea salt of the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and breathed the fresh fragrance of the African Savanna after it has rained, while marvelling at the unique beauty of a Serengeti sunset. Under a panoply of scintillating starlight, he has slept beside an open fire in the Kalahari and Botswana border bushveld. His life and work have brought him into close contact with many of the indigenous tribes of sub Equatorial Africa. Born and raised in South Africa, his insightful and entertaining writing through firsthand experience brings to life the people, their migrations, lifestyles, cultures, wars and politics.
Japan's business executives have long applied Musashi's teachings to their business methods. This book - the original life-guide by Japan's greatest warrior - means you can do so too. Written in 1645 by the most famous and unconquerable of all samurai, A Book of Five Rings is the classic guide to kendo swordmanship and a distillation of the philosophies of Zen, Shinto and Confucius. The West is now discovering what the Japanese have always known: that the ancient wisdom of the Samurai Way provides a strategy for decision and action in all areas of life - the home, the battleground and the boardroom.