Tau Bada: The Quest & Memoir of a Vulnerable Man is a true-action story about money new love cultural challenges the essential messages of the American West and of the South Pacific and throughout a personal trek of self-discovery. In the dangerous laughable and profound experiences of Tau Bada are revelations that connect the vulnerabilities in us all. The question is as the author says: "What was risky and what was I fearful of? Was it the untraveled asphalt and concrete roads or the uncharted inward journey? There were no maps for the latter."
John E. Quinlan founded Growth Strategies Global L.L.C. (GSG) headquartered in Grosse Pointe Michigan in 1986. As managing director, he has designed the firm to operate from a unique philosophy that balances his broad range of experiences in upper management with tested management consulting practices underpinned by behavioral science knowledge.
Mr. Quinlan has provided integrated financial operational and change management services to U.S. and international companies. He was a founding CEO of a publicly traded financial services company. The successes and failures he experienced during that period played a major role in creating the foundation and operating philosophy of GSG. He has been an advisor to for-profit non-profit and municipal organizations and has extensive experience in executive coaching.
He holds a BA in Economics from Albion College in Michigan and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from the American University Washington D.C.
"Rich in geographical detail anxiety longing and sometimes confusion Quinlan's memoir is a testament to his tenacity and courage." - Norm Goldman BookPleasures.com 5 stars
"American businessman John Quinlan brings the reader on an incredible journey of his personal discovery from Grosse Pointe to Papua New Guinea. An immensely powerful book a must read for C-Suite Executives and business school students." - Jess Todtfeld Former Producer FOX News ABC and NBC-TV President Success in Media 5 stars
"Complex at times in its moral and psychological terrain Quinlan's journal-like saga is always captivating and often terrifying as we accompany him and his soul mate Fiona into the literal and figurative "heart of darkness." - John Kelly Cincinnati Beat 5 stars
"A Book so Fascinating on Every Level That It Calls Up the Spirit of Adventure in All of Us." - Grady Harp Amazon Top 100 Hall of Fame Reviewer 5 stars
"Admiration and fascination with author John Quinlan in his attempt to take tried business theories and practices to a disparate culture in remote Papua New Guinea." - Richard Beadle Founder Vistage Michigan 5 stars