Was an Internet entrepreneur, now a first-time novelist. Currently spend my time trying to link Taoism, Buddhism and Western science in my mind/being.
I was born in 1960 in London, England, studied English Literature at Cambridge , and left England in 1981 to move to the United States. With an MBA from the University of Chicago, I spent the next fifteen years raising my family and pursuing a career in business, founding an online financial services company called NextCard.
Requiem of the Human Soul is my first novel.I wanted to write about where I saw our world going, and what it means for our human soul. Not the Judaeo-Christian immortal soul, but the kind we mean when we say: "___'s got soul, man." How genetic engineering may put the final nail in the coffin that Western civilization's been building around our soul for the past 500 years.
I tried to make the story believable - not some angst-ridden dystopia, but a realistic view of our future may hold for our species.
Founded Internet company, NextCard
BA, MA, English Literature, Cambridge University
MBA, University of Chicago
Currently working on a non-fiction book following up on some of the themes of Requiem of the Human Soul: How our prefrontal cortex has established an ever-increasing dominance over human thought; Can non-Western cultural traditions, such as traditional Chinese and Buddhist thought, be combined with recent discoveries from complexity theory and cognitive science, to offer ways to bridge the chasm in our society between scientific reductionism and spiritual meaning?
Requiem of the Human Soul website
Explores the book and its themes: human genetic engineering; the human soul; how we've ravaged indigenous cultures, the natural world, and our planet.