Golfing With The Enlightened Dead

David Cruise Malloy · Donald Lyle Lang (2016)

Inspirational & Self Development   Leadership   Non-fiction

Over a century ago a series of shocking murders took place in a squalid, overcrowded district of Victorian London. The newspapers of the day gave the murderer a chilling nickname – a name that evoked terror. The author reveals his prime suspect for the role of the world’s most infamous serial killer – Jack the Ripper.


About this book

“This is truly a fascinating book. It makes the ideas of the great philosophers meaningful to everyday life. A remarkable achievement.”

- Dale Eisler, Senior Policy Fellow, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Former Assistant Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada & Consul General to the USA

“It's very accessible. Over nine holes of golf we are introduced to the ideas of some of the great thinkers and shown how we can all become applied philosophers, using these ideas to lead better lives. The world needs more applied philosophers!”

- Elizabeth Fistein PhD MRCPsych
Ethics and Law Lead, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

“What if you could play a round of golf with history's most provocative philosophers? The Enlightened Dead gives us that opportunity and at the same time offers a practical guide to leadership. A great read for fans of golf, leadership and philosophy.”

- Bryan Walkey
President, MeetingZone North America

“This book offers meaningful insights from Socrates, Aristotle and other great minds to help give you a “competitive and meaningful advantage” in today’s business world."

Dave Ploughman President & CEO, BSTREET Group,
Toronto, London, New York

“Play a round of golf ... and learn the origin of foundational theories of organizational  behaviour."

Rob  Cooke, Leadership Advisor and Strategist

This book has been written for those who work as well as for those of us who might play golf regularly or just now and then. Specifically, it is written for those who desperately want to make work more than useless toil - rewarded only by a pay-cheque; and for those who wish to make leadership more than simply fulfilling organizational demands with “carrots and sticks”.

While this story takes place on a golf course, one does not need to play the game to appreciate the message. Though it is a book about the philosophy of work and leadership, one does not need to be a philosopher or even to have taken a course in philosophy to appreciate the message and the humour contained within. Anyone who is reflecting on their life as a working person would find this book helpful, funny, entertaining, completely different from other books about work or golf, and, most importantly - thought provoking. There are over 61 million people in the world that have conversations on a golf course.

About Author

David Cruise Malloy

David Cruise Malloy

Dr. David Cruise Malloy is currently the Vice President of Research and a Professor of Applied Philosophy in Kinesiology & Health Studies at the University of Regina in Canada. He is the Principal Investigator of the International Healthcare Ethics Research Team, and the Honorary Director of the Research Institute for Multiculturalism and Applied Philosophy at Hunan University in China. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Dr. Malloy is the author of five texts in applied philosophy and over 170 refereed journals and other scholarly publications and international conference presentations. His father was a decorated RCAF Spitfire fighter pilot in WWII and retired from the military to become a first rate golf professional. David plays golf infrequently and rather badly, though he holds out hope for his daughters.

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Donald Lyle Lang

Donald Lyle Lang

Dr. Donald Lyle Lang, Lieutenant-Commander (Ret’d) PhD, was with Canada’s military for thirty-one years as an applied psychologist. Following that he was course instructor University of Victoria, Canada (leadership, management, organizational psychology, and research methods). His principal research areas: organizational commitment, values, ethics and a critical analysis of good and evil, as put forth in, ‘Leadership: The Final Cause of Good and Evil’ (co-authored with Professor David Cruise Malloy) (Wisdom House Publications, Leeds, 2006). His father did Atlantic convoy duties WWII and introduced him to golf, the single greatest educational program for anyone, anytime.

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