Lawler Kang


You may know Lawler Kang by his first book, the non-fiction best-seller Passion at Work (Pearson Prentice Hall). It is still selling.

He is once again leveraging and looking to scale his personal purposes––to constructively rock the boat and to help everyone he can reach live happy, meaningful, and healthy lives––with the publication of The E Ticket.

In his spare time, he has most recently run the People functions in internet-based companies and has continued to push his passion agenda, having done workshops and speaking events for companies such as Cisco, HP, Oracle, and Pfizer (and a whole bunch of other companies, associations, universities, and non-profits).

He is grateful to have been afforded the education of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Vassar College and Chadwick School.

He lives north of Boston with his wife, three children and a rather smug, slightly fat and extremely cozy cat.

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
When I was around 11, after reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Dune, I started writing a science-fantasy-fiction novel set in a random desert. I made it around two and a half pages (using a typewriter). Though this effort was short-lived, I was immediately struck by the power to be able to create a world on my terms. Looking back, this is a recurring theme. I doodled little pieces throughout high school and college, where I didn't take one English course as I was scared of the department's demanding and well-deserved reputation.

My next serious foray happened after college. I got about 120 pages into a modern day version of Candide by Voltaire to illustrate how many of the ills facing the world in the 18th century hadn't really left us. I then became the Opinions editor of my graduate school's paper (voted best in the country at the time) and finally heeded my calling with the publication of Passion at Work (Pearson Prentice Hall) in 2005. Of random coincidence, a tool from Passion at Work includes a researched observation that what we like to do at 11/12 has the highest correlation with professional happiness.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
From my POV, the value of one's life, and happiness, is driven by our ability to pursue efforts that meet our purposes, and help us realize our dreams. Its all life! I have days jobs (Chief People Officer at Rue La La) and I still push my Passion at Work business via speaking events and workshops.

I love to follow politics and hope to get involved with the upcoming Presidential/Congressional elections. I also love to spend time with my kids, ride waves, boards, and skis, fulfill my multiple daily duties to our cat, see an occasional punk rock show, and beachwalk with my wife looking for sea glass. And I'd love to find time and players for bridge.
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Where to find Lawler Kang online


The E Ticket
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 138,340. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
As the US presidential election looms, the world is besieged by war, terrorism, climate disruption and the visceral lack of basic human/women's rights. Heidi Delisle, CEO of hi-tech powerhouse Illumina, has enlisted six other women to take on her diagnosis of the underlying issue––testosterone––by attempting to dose key male leaders using estrogen-based stem cells.

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