Geoff Clynes is an Electronic Engineer with a Masters in Business Administration, but over the last 20 years has been a facilitator for business with planning and marketing, on the side helping small and start-up operations. No electronics now, the field moves too fast. He actually retired (for the third time) in December last year.
Geoff has authored two texts on Direct Marketing in Australia, and opened new national businesses for Texas Instruments (computers, 1970s) and Telstra (Business sales, 1980s). For much of the last ten years, as an adviser and contractor he has covered South and West Gippsland as a Small Business Mentor (State Government related) and a Small Business Field Officer ( Australian Government initiative) and volunteered services to three local shires on projects such as bushfire recovery, and businesses that need help.
Inaugural president of a Baw Baw Home-based business group, and currently running a snooker club at the Warragul Club, he’s a fairly active contributor in retirement. He’s been a judge in business excellence several times for Gippsland Business awards and two of the local shires over the last five years. In spare time, there’s a gym club membership, five grandchildren are very stimulating, and he is working on a book of training, workshop and seminar material based on his learning experiences over the last eight years with Gippsland businesses and groups. The Probus Tarago group has him and his wife as members.
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Life in the Bumpy Lane
by Geoff Clynes
Approx. 91,940 words.
Published on September 11, 2012.
An Australian war baby bio full of controversy. Family tragedy at birth, devout Catholic upbringing and sexual abuse by a priest, but the light only dawned eight years later, in a Seminary. Barred from home, starting work, changing careers, raising a family in the corporate rat-race and struggling through recession, all along the way ten years behind his peers: an ordinary life, with feeling.
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Smashwords book reviews by Geoff Clynes
- The Prince and the Singularity - A Circular Tale
on June 09, 2013
As I read this, it seemed like a series of barely connected dreams, unsatisfying overall. Some readers will find it a source of creative inspiration, though.
The writer's synopsis is quite accurate as far as it goes. The text is well written with just a few common colloquialisms (e.g. sentences without verbs), eminently readable in short stretches, but the plot is disjointed; maybe that's deliberate, but I find it uncomfortable. The reader travels galactic distances, spans inestimable eons of time, but eventually gets nowhere. Getting promoted for despair? Nowhere. .. and promoted to where?
More than one story, it seems to me at least five; there are hierarchies of gods, their actions and interactions, cycles from modern-day physics theory of universal singularity, and phases of human society bouncing between primitive and modern. I think there's too little glue between the pieces of the plot(s).