Twenty-five years is a long time. For Stuart Box, twenty five years working in large multinationals with a lot of time away from home was enough. The big silver busses of the sky lose their appeal after a while, and with two children starting at high school, it was time for change and time to start living.
Now as a full time stay-at-home dad / taxi driver and part time investment twiddler, the intensity is definitely still there, but it is a different and very fulfilling intensity.
Stuart’s broad life experience and his fundamental "have a go" approach to leisure activities results in a unique perspective. It is hoped, that you will find his books interesting as well as practical.
Where did you grow up, which city do you call home?
I think of myself as a Melbournian - Melbourne Australia, not Florida. I was born in Newcastle near Sydney, spent my youth in Melbourne and Perth and lived for a few years in Singapore. Melbourne is home now.
What are you working on?
Most recently I have published a simple guide to field hockey called "What's My Job?" Prior to that, a short non-fiction book on process improvement and a light mystery novel: "A Sudden Rise" that draws from experience gained in a past hobby of mine - exhibition budgies - and is sited in Phillip Island - a holiday destination close to Melbourne. My two earlier books were about something I have enjoyed very much since retiring from the 9 to 5. I spend a lot of time cooking for my family now and am keenly interested in simple, healthy meals that are a hit with my teenage children and wife. "Simple Home Cooking for the stay-at-home dad and Recent Home Leaver" is the result. The focus is on "good food fast" - a very useful attribute in todays rush, rush world. I have recently become more serious about wood work - something I have always dabbled in - in particular wood turning so that may lead somewhere.
Field Hockey 101 would be an alternative name for this book. It is aimed at players new to the sport, their parents, partners and supporters. Knowing your role is fundamental to enjoying the sport and making a difference to the team...hence "What's My Job?"
This ebook explains in simple terms the function of each position and how the players can contribute to the team's success.
What is it that makes one company successful at process improvement and another a dismal failure?
Consider the implementation of process improvement to be a process. Of all the variables at play, some will have a greater impact on the outcome than others. These are the Variables That Matter and each has a chapter in this ebook to streamline your journey toward process improvement success.
Jet-setting sales executive Jake Bigman has just achieved his dream of winning “Best in Show” at the annual Budgerigar Championship. His sudden rise up the ranks of exhibitors caused a degree of consternation in the close-knit island community with some competitors going as far as to speculate that foul play was afoot.
"Simple tasty desserts with instructions in plain English." That's what stay at home Dads or recent home leavers want. These five recipes meet these key requirements and will be the perfect complement to many of the dishes offered in the authors first book. The recipes use readily available ingredients and will earn you praise from the after school set, or your house mates.
Get ready for praise. In today's age, cooking at home sometimes appears to be an art form from the past generation. A recent stay-at-home-dad himself, the author flavours the text with descriptions of how some of these dishes made it to his table after experiencing them in various countries around the world. If experience and time are your cooking constraints, this book may be just what you need.
Published October 2, 2014.
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Smashwords book reviews by Stuart Box
on May 12, 2015
The Pesky Librarian gives a concise review of a wide variety of books and ties them to a life experience or current trend - thus creating the link to why these books may have found a space on the book shelf. Don't expect a literary critique, but if you want to get an idea of whether the book is a good read, by someone who has access to a lot of books, this book may be for you,