Take Off Your Shoes: One Man’s Journey from the Boardroom to Bali and Back by Ben Feder published by Radius Book Group. Take Off Your Shoes invites the reader on a journey of self-(re)discovery. A hard-charging, successful, financial wheeler-dealer, and corporate CEO, the author discovers at the pinnacle of his career that he may be losing the very things that drive him to be top dog in business. He risks his career to find personal fulfillment and rebuild family relationships before he loses them forever. Together, he and his wife and children set off on a sabbatical year around the world, a year that transforms them all. The writing is brutally honest, baring his innermost struggles, questions, and fears, in the face of which the reader is defenseless to resist joining the author on his quest. As the author navigates the ups and downs of his sabbatical year, the reader is challenged to examine what gives meaning to life, what is of utmost importance, and how to make the most of our fleeting span of existence.
About the author: Ben Feder is President of International Partnerships for the U.S. at Tencent, the Chinese Internet titan, and formerly was CEO of Take-Two Interactive, the publisher of the smash video game hits, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto, and NBA 2K. He serves on the boards of directors of public and private companies in the media and entertainment industries and is a director of Save a Child’s Heart, a nonprofit that works globally to rescue children with congenital heart defects. A Harvard Business School graduate, Ben lives in New York City with his wife, Victoria, and their four children.
My thoughts: Take Off Your Shoes is an eye-opening read that is full of life lessons and useful insights. Many successful people have often wondered what it would be like to just up and leave their stressful careers and travel the world. Follow along as Ben leaves his job and heads to Bali all while sharing his personal story and life lessons along the way. A compelling read for anyone with a stressful career and the thoughts of quitting and following their heart to travel the world. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**