This book is a tribute to two ordinary people and their journey with cancer through a love that was anything but ordinary. Neither of them are famous nor feature in the social pages of magazines or newspapers. Yet their lives together were an inspiration to anyone who had the privilege of bearing witness to the exceptional bond that sustained them through their six-year ordeal with terminal prostate cancer. The two people are my gay brother, Eugene, and his partner of 23 years, Pieter. This tribute celebrates the passion my brother had for his profession as a nurse, his passion for art and music and, above all, the passion with which he lived and loved.
We are known and remembered through the stories people tell about us. These stories are passed down from generation to generation. As Eugene and Pieter did not have any children to pass on their stories to future generations, this book is my gift to them to ensure their story is captured and remembered. This book is therefore written as a tribute to both Eugene and Pieter, their ordeal with terminal prostate cancer and the additional challenges they faced as a gay couple in a complex, conservative society in South Africa.
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The photographs related to this book can been viewed in the January 2016 post or on the page above, entitled “Images for Goodnight Doll”.
Book Under Construction…
This book is a humorous look into the workings of the British legal system as experienced by veterans of the legal profession. It is peppered throughout with their stories and experiences that lifts the veil of legal jargon and introduces the human side of the law.
Corporate Strategy: A Feminist Perspective
The purpose of this book was to challenge the male-dominated theories associated with leadership and corporate strategy in particular. It was the result of research I had conducted into strategy and the various unorthodox factors that influence this process. It will be of interest to corporate strategists, leaders as well as social theorists.
Rethinking Coaching: Critical Theory and the Economic Crisis
This book applies coaching, supported by critical theory, to challenge the paradigms and mindsets that have dominated the banking sector and which eventually resulted in the meltdown of the industry. My co-author, Professor Sim, and I propose that coaching would have been one of the best methods to encourage a change in the ideologies that have brought about the credit crunch. Our concerns are to show how coaching can widen its intellectual range to become a progressively more effective technique within organizational life.
Making Sense of Coaching
In this book I go beyond the techniques and goals explored in most coaching texts to examine the process of coaching and the importance of sense-making for creating meaning and encouraging self-reflection. In doing this, the coaching experience emerges as a type of transformational learning, in which the individual is guided through a journey of discovery and revelation. I draw theories together in a fresh and original way that facilitates readers to question how coaching should be defined and practised.