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April Update: what has been happening with my novel The Buddhist CEO


Here is a quick round up of what has been happening with The Buddhist CEO in April.

As ever the book has been getting a lot of interest across the globe.


Blaine Bartlett and me

I was delighted to be invited onto the podcast of Blaine Bartlett, called The Soul of Business. Blaine is an inspirational leader who has featured on TEDx, Forbes Books, Bloomberg TV and World's Greatest Motivators to name but a few. He is an author himself and his latest book co-authored with David Meltzer is called Compassionate Capitalism. I highly recommend his book. Listen to our podcast together below, with an option to watch on YouTube as well.




Thanks to Bekah Jorgensson for including a write up of my book on her Book Nook feature on her blog Motherhood Moment




The legendary Tofu Dave

In April I also enjoyed being interviewed for a radio station in the USA called WCOMFM, check them out here https://wcomfm.org/ . I was interviewed by an inspirational presenter called Tofu Dave, check him out here https://www.tofudave.com/ he was a really nice guy and I had a great 10 minute conversation with him on a slot he calls "literary quicky".


Frank Esposito senior reporter at Plastic News wrote a short review of my novel and I appreciated him recommending my novel as one of his leadership book recommendations for the month.



I continue to be surprised by just how wide the interest in my book has been. In April my book was picked up by InTouch Rugby and they asked to run a story for five weeks across their social media channels. Initially I didn't realise how big an organisation InTouch Rugby are but they have media channels all over the UK and the US with tens of thousands of followers. So I deeply appreciate their interest in The Buddhist CEO. Link below.



May looks like it will continue to be busy with interviews set up with LA Talk Radio, a feature article and podcast appearance in the LA based Eden Magazine, an article in Canada's leading news paper The Globe and Mail and I will also be speaking with a few other US based outlets about them doing a story on The Buddhist CEO. But more of that in May's update.


Regular readers of my blog will know that I finish these update posts with two of my favourite Zen poems and photos from April. If you didn't know I write a daily poem on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. My goal in doing this is simply to try and uplift people in a world that seems to have a lot of negativity just now. If you enjoy the poem check out the links to my social media and follow me so you can read my daily poem for yourself.


Yesterday

A quiet walk

Along the banks

Of a river

I stopped and watched it

Bubbling and gurgling

Towards the sea

I threw in a stick

Childlike excitement

As I watched it

Aimlessly float away

Perhaps it knows

More than me



Loch of Strathbeg

Yesterday

I visited one of

My favourite haunts

Loch of Strathbeg

I sat watching

The mist roll

In from the sea

Creating a mysterious

Silent scene

Swallows darted

In and out of the gloom

A lone Crane

Graced me

With its presence

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