Alasdair Thompson Shares How He Found Joy in
the Most Unexpected Time
Thompson’s autobiography is a rare look into his past, present and the newfound light he shines toward his future
New Zealand – For many years, Alasdair Thompson worked at the pinnacle of many renowned organisations—he was a three-term mayor of the Thames-Coromandel District, a director of Power New Zealand, commissioner of the Waikato Area Health Board and chief executive officer of New Zealand’s Employers and Manufacturers Association. In 2011, his life took an unexpected turn when he made a controversial comment in a radio interview. The cost was devastating— he lost his position as CEO, fell from public grace and gained worldwide notoriety. It was a thoroughly humiliating experience. In Life Changing: Learning from the past; fixing the future, Thompson talks about how he found the strength to turn his life around after the storm in 2011. His new book is an inspiring true story of faith and redemption and a look at how grief can turn to joy when one chooses the right path.
Life Changing paints a different portrait of Thompson, far from the “sexist dinosaur” that the media has scornfully portrayed. He also candidly reveals himself through his views on a number of important public policy issues and comments on the behaviour and actions of some business and political leaders.
The book takes readers beyond the furore and controversy and reveals Thompson as a man with his own set of influencers, struggles, successes and failures. More importantly, it shows his transformation from someone who was successful yet unhappy to a man who sought God, learned to embrace what is truly important and found joy in everyday life.
Honest and deeply moving, Life Changing is an autobiography strewn with valuable lessons on life, family and faith. Thompson’s struggles and eventual triumph shines as a beautiful story of finding hope and joy in the most unexpected places and times.
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About the Author
Alasdair Thompson is a businessman. He came from a farming background and later became an accountant, studied economics and gained a post-graduate diploma in public policy. He was a three-term mayor of the Thames-Coromandel District, a director of Power New Zealand, commissioner of the Waikato Area Health Board and CEO of New Zealand’s Employers and Manufacturers Association. He is married and has two adult children and four grandchildren.
Life Changing * by Alasdair Thompson
Learning from the past; fixing the future
Trade Paperback; NZ$34.99; 337 pages; 978-1-4836-6841-3
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