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A Raindrop in the Ocean: The Life of a Global Adventurer

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Join us as Michael Dobbs-Higginson launches his unique memoir, A Raindrop in the Ocean: The Life of a Global Adventurer.

An action-packed account of an impossibly full life from a natural storyteller who has been, variously, a Buddhist monk, a logger, a surf instructor, a drug smuggler and Chairman of Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific. This is an extremely rare chance to listen to some of the most intriguing, most sensational true stories ever told by a man who has the world under his belt.

Variously descended from a pirate captain, a Lord Mayor of London and a governor of Carolina, Michael Dobbs-Higginson was born on a farm in Southern Rhodesia in 1941. Encouraged by his quasi-mystic mother to explore the great religions of the world, he enrolled in one of the oldest Zen Buddhist monasteries in Japan and was ordained a lay monk in his early twenties.

He also became a black-belt in the stick-fighting discipline kendo. After studying medicine in Dublin, logging in Canada and teaching surfing in Hawaii, he moved back to Japan where he set up several businesses before being chased out of the country by unscrupulous CIA operatives. He then became an investment banker. He is currently developing electric vehicles and drones for Asia and an e-commerce platform for Africa.

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June 1, 2017
18:45 - 20:00
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