Let’s make 2018 The Year of the Elephant

March 14th, 2018

I’ve enjoyed a relationship with the elephants of Zambia stretching back fifty years. As a child visiting Luangwa Valley, I was charmed by their gentle, playful personalities, their massive size and their intelligence. To encounter one of these majestic animals up close is an awe-inspiring experience. It is a thrill that I would like my … Continue reading Let’s make 2018 The Year of the Elephant

You have two minutes to save the world and your time starts now!

February 6th, 2018

I’ll be quick, I promise you. Last week the Doomsday Clock edged closer to midnight by 30 seconds. The clock is now two minutes to midnight, the symbolic hour of imminent doom. The last time the clock edged this close to the end of humanity was in 1953, when the hydrogen bomb was first tested. … Continue reading You have two minutes to save the world and your time starts now!

When war strikes home. The devastating 1978 ‘Green Leader’ raid on Zambia.

January 3rd, 2018

A Rhodesian Canberra bomber attacks Westlands Farm, Lusaka, Zambia in 1978. We were next door neighbours when the bombs fell. The recent fall of the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe in November last year brought back painful memories of my own unwitting involvement in that country’s history. My parents emigrated to Zambia with my brother … Continue reading When war strikes home. The devastating 1978 ‘Green Leader’ raid on Zambia.

Author Interview – The Joys of Binge Reading

December 20th, 2017

Sydney writer Christopher Hepworth’s Hollywood-paced international thrillers feature a 21stcentury “James Bond” hero, a high body count and lots of action in exotic settings. It’s Indiana Jones with high stakes conspiracy. Hi there: I’m your host Jenny Wheeler, and today Christopher tells us why he loves the thriller genre and how growing up in Zambia … Continue reading Author Interview – The Joys of Binge Reading

Review of The Last Oracle by Procurious.com

December 5th, 2017

  Looking for some holiday reading? We review Christopher Hepworth’s “The Last Oracle”, a fast-paced thriller starring Sam Jardine, the world’s greatest negotiator – and a procurement professional! As a series of bizarre climate-related events occur across our planet, it seems the world is edging towards a catastrophic tipping point. Rex Daingerfield is the owner … Continue reading Review of The Last Oracle by Procurious.com

I have seen your future … and it’s not pretty.

November 14th, 2017

I recently attended a presentation by a ‘futurist’ who advises large corporations how they should prepare for technological and societal changes over the next five years. While highly entertaining, there was nothing in his list that couldn’t be predicted by the average Joe. So last night I gazed into my author’s crystal ball to determine … Continue reading I have seen your future … and it’s not pretty.

The procurement profession can make a world of difference – A ‘novel’ approach.

October 15th, 2017

My latest novel, The Last Oracle will be launched on Tuesday 17th October. The book’s hero, Sam Jardine is the ‘James Bond’ of the Procurement profession. He is as ordinary a person as any one of us, but he has the bad luck to be the employed by various nefarious organisations who are putting the … Continue reading The procurement profession can make a world of difference – A ‘novel’ approach.

Crime Thriller Giveaway: Instafreebie

October 9th, 2017

Dear readers, I have something special, I’d like to share with you. I’ve teamed up with mystery and crime thriller authors to give away a collection of 30+ novels. You can access the giveaway page at this link: Crime Thriller Giveaway This opportunity is available for a limited time only and will expire on 16th … Continue reading Crime Thriller Giveaway: Instafreebie

The Influence of Big Oil

August 28th, 2017

It is impossible to overstate the importance of the global oil industry. We depend upon it for almost every aspect of our lives and until recently our biggest fear was that oil would run out. How would we drive our cars and fly to our favourite destinations without this precious commodity? Whole economies including those in … Continue reading The Influence of Big Oil

Six of the Best. The Jaw Dropping Business Inventions that Changed My Life.

August 16th, 2017

Unlike today’s Gen X’ers, Gen Yer’s and Millennials, I was born and educated in mankind’s Industrial Age but graduated in the Information Age. Just as Fred Flintstone and his stone age car existed on the cusp of the bronze age, my career has straddled two different epochs. Unlike my Information Age business colleagues, I have never lost that … Continue reading Six of the Best. The Jaw Dropping Business Inventions that Changed My Life.