Mike’s Books

A journey that will inspire you to step out of your comfort zone

ZAMBEZI – The first solo journey down Africa’s mighty River

ZAMBEZI – The first solo journey down Africa’s mighty River

ZAMBEZI – The first solo journey down Africa’s mighty River

In 2002 Mike Boon decided to embark on a solo kayak journey that started at the source of the Zambezi in Northwest Zambia.  Three thousand kilometres and 99 days later he paddled into the sea at Chinde in Mozambique.

This riveting account of his experience on the river, both an action-filled adventure and a journey of the soul was published from the log book he kept during the trip.  The risks were high and Mike braved war zones, bandits, wild animals, crocodile-infested waters and areas so remote that very little of the river had even been chartered. Mike’s journey was a process of reconciliation with himself, his continent and his world.

“I understand from what I am and where my life has taken me, that you deeply appreciate life the closer you go to death; the more you realise how incredibly magnificent life is, and I think that is what drives me to do things like this”

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THE AFRICAN WAY – The Power of Interactive Leadership

THE AFRICAN WAY – The Power of Interactive Leadership

THE AFRICAN WAY – The Power of Interactive Leadership

In this new edition of the bestselling The African Way, Mike explains the problems that lead to a breakdown in communication between different cultural groups in business and interpersonal relationships, and presents original and practical solutions

The African Way:

  • Debunks myths that are still entrenched in South African society
  • Offers a deeper insight into, and understanding of, African culture and ways of thinking
  • Explores the “Now Africa”:  a blend of cross-cultural attitudes, philosophies and behaviours unique to Africa’ and
  • Offers step-by-step guidelines on how to implement interactive leadership in order to succeed in this complex environment

The African Way is essential reading for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of life in a multicultural society, and for anyone in the business community.  This book is an original, enlightening, hands-on guide to leadership in South Africa.