Ken published his first book, From Coal Dust to Gold Dust (The journey of a miner’s son) in December 2010.
From Coal Dust to Gold Dust is the true story of a coal miner’s son who enters the world of corporate troubleshooting. An odyssey of international travel, culture and human behaviour where one’s spirit and values are tested to the full and life’s simple lessons are relearned.
“Coal Dust to Gold Dust is a must read book. From cover to cover, Ken’s journey had me intrigued every step of the way. His story is both interesting and inspiring and I found it difficult to put the book down. The depth of experience Ken has achieved in his years is brought to life brilliantly. 10/10.”
Shane Robins, South Australia
I just finished reading From Coal Dust to Gold Dust. I must say I enjoyed this new book immensely and found it very easy to read. I looked forward to every new chapter in the author’s life. Many of us have a picture of a tough life in English coal mines after seeing films including old black and white footage. So it is no surprise that that author starts in a coal town with humble beginnings rising to become a successful business executive trouble shooting his way around the word, often leaving his family at “home” wherever that was. Stories reveal a young man’s career, his aspirations and personal growth over a forty year period. What surprised me was not the highs and lows or difficult times over this period but the honesty with the author describes each event. The journey is of a modern family experiencing people and countries all over the world before ending up in Adelaide, South Australia. A great story that will interest many.”
Peter Lawrence, Western Australia
“Amazing, inspiring and very fun. Ken has the knack of making the reader feel as though he or she is there with him. He seems to have a boundless energy to test new waters and learn other cultures. Once you start reading this book you won’t want to put it down.”
Sheryl Caston, Adelaide
New Book Launch- Date December 2017
It Was Never Like That In My Day
A book designed to bridge engagement between young people entering the workforce, managers and leaders of organisations. An account of the historical relatiomship, changes in mindsets and what is needed for today and the future.