I had become somewhat desperate when my search for suitable material to follow my previous
project, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," came up empty-handed. Then one day as I was rearranging my
bookshelves at home, Letters of A Businessman to His Son caught my eye. I had forgotten completely
I had a copy of this 1988 book by G. Kingsley Ward.
The author is a prominent Canadian entrepreneur, who has been a highly successful
businessman since 1961. He owns eight companies with a variety of interests, primarily in the health
As you will read for yourself in the book's Preface, to be published tomorrow, Mr. Ward
underwent two major operations that made him realise he might not be around that much longer to tell
his son, J.R. Kingsley Ward, the secrets of his success. So, he wrote a series of letters ranging from
such topics as integrity, employees, delegating, teamwork, leadership. diversification, to marriage,
public speaking, manners, and friendship.
When the letters were completed, his family and friends persuaded him to have them published
and the book, bestseller in Canada, is revered by many as a must-read for all young people entering the
For this project, I have enlisted the talents of Nalinee and her teamwork from Loxley in
addition to Piyanut, a veteran of two projects past.
Each night I will e-mail you with directions to the Website Nalinee has designed and built.
Here you will find the new chapter for the day, which can be viewed in either the brief or full version.
This should take care of readers such as my Internet guru son who never fails to complain when made
to read anything longer than two sentences.
Posting the book on the Website will also enable readers who join us midway through to access
past chapters at their leisure.
My team and I have had a lot of fun putting together this new project. But more than that, we
beleive the wisdom and insight offered by Mr. Ward is priceless, and we would like to share that with
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