Lachlan Hughson, the son of a mining engineer and school teacher, was born in Broken Hill and spent his childhood moving from one mining town to another across the vastness of the Australian continent. It was the experiences and philosophy gleaned from his childhood walkabout, and an unexpected career change twenty years later, which facilitated the writing of his first book Walkabout to Wisdom.
Growing up in remote mining towns his fascination with corporate finance manifested as a natural resources investment banking career in Sydney and New York. It was from New York, following his unexpected “liberation” after the September 11, 2001 attacks, he returned to the Australian Outback to relearn the life wisdom he had unwittingly lost to the demands of his career and the modern world.
While his most important life lessons have come from the natural world, Lachlan is equally at ease in the finance world with a Master of Business degree from the University of Technology Sydney, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Master of Science degree (with Distinction) from Imperial College London.
Lachlan’s desire to give the natural world a voice, in this time of profound civilizational, cultural and technological change, was the catalyst for putting his career on hold to publish this book following its slow evolution in the fifteen years since his Australian journey. He remains on walkabout across the intellectual, physical and spiritual frontiers seeking other paths to connect with the natural world.
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