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Next Event for The Camino Way: Chicago

WHAT: Join author Victor Prince as he visits Chicago to talk about, and sign copies of, his new book, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain (AMACOM, July 2017).

WHEN: September 14, 2017: 6:30-8pm

WHERE: City Lit Books2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60647

DETAILS: This is a free event. All ages. No tickets or book purchase required. You can also forward the event invite and see the guest list on Facebook.

CITIES ON THE TOUR: Indianapolis IN (July 13, 2017), Chicago IL (September 14, 2017), Cincinnati OH (October 24, 2017), Columbus OH (January 9, 2018), St. Louis MO (TBD), Louisville KY (TBD), Nashville TN (TBD), Minneapolis MN (TBD), Detroit/Ann Arbor MI (TBD), Milwaukee WI (TBD), Cleveland OH (TBD), and Toronto, Canada (TBD). 

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The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain

For over one thousand years, people have walked the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail across Spain. I do trails as a hobby and walked the Camino in 2013. The Camino had an impact on me like no other trail. Afterwards, I wrote blogs on LinkedIn about the leadership lessons from that experience. Those blogs went viral and touched thousands of people around the world. Many readers encouraged me to write a book. In 2016, I got a publishing deal to write this book, The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership from a Walk Across Spain (AMACOM, July 13, 2017)

To augment my own Camino experience, I gathered stories from 100 other pilgrims from 16 countries. The book centers on the 7 values pilgrims are asked to follow while on the trail and how those values can help in work and life off the Camino. The book is available at Amazon.com and other retailers as a hardcover, audiobook, and ebook. 


What Reviewers are Saying...

"Prince’s is both a highly engaging story and a remarkably effective way to communicate business lessons... In this first-person narrative, Prince recounts his adventure, but unlike the typical travel diary, The Camino Way brilliantly draws continuous connections between the Camino, which started as a religious pilgrimage hundreds of years ago, and contemporary business leadership."

Foreword Reviews

"The camino has spawned a multitude of books and blogs. Victor Prince has taken a novel approach. He has gathered reflections from a cross section of pilgrims and distilled this wisdom to provide lessons in leadership. Whether that leadership is in business or life in general, we could all benefit from the advice it contains.” 

 John Brierley, author of A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago and other bestselling travel books

"Victor Prince’s follow up to Lead Inside the Box is a much different, but equally original, book on leadership. In The Camino Way, Victor shares lessons from an extraordinary experience that can help other leaders in their everyday work. I strongly recommend it."

— Robert J. Herbold, Chief Operating Officer (retired), Microsoft Corporation

"Sometimes a long walk is the best way to clear your mind and learn new things, and The Camino Way proves that to the extreme. A thousand year old hiking trail across Spain is a uniquely interesting setting for a book on leadership. It's a great read with valuable lessons for anyone looking to become a better leader, professionally and personally.”

— Ethan Bernstein, Asst. Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School

"I'll probably never walk the Camino, but I feel like I did after reading this book. What a fresh take on leadership! I highly recommend it."

— David K. Lenhardt, former President and CEO, PetSmart, Inc.

"Victor draws you in with the opportunity to walk the Camino vicariously with him - all the experiences and none of the blisters. This entertaining book is a combination of a travel guide and an invaluable set of lessons for success in life at home and at work."
— Dan Tangherlini, former Administrator of the US General Services Administration

“Rooted in history, yet highly relevant to today, Victor Prince takes readers on a journey of insight that can add value to all of our daily experiences."

Suzanne Tager, Senior Director, Retail and Consumer Goods Practice, Bain & Company

"As leaders we need to ensure we never forget about the people we rely on, our teams, our employees, our family, friends...our village. The Camino Way reminds us we are all on different journeys and every relationship matters." 
— Lisa M. Buckingham, Chief Human Resources Officer of Lincoln Financial Group

"The Camino Way offers universal life and leadership lessons. After finishing, I couldn't decide which I wanted to do first:  share the book with my senior team or buy a plane ticket and start my own journey."
Scott Kubly, Director of the Seattle Department of Transportation

"Most people have two stacks of books by their bed: books they read for work, and books they read for pleasure. The Camino Way is the only book you’ll read this year that could make it to both stacks." 
— Paul Smith, bestselling author of Lead with a Story and Sell with a Story

"The Camino Way takes you on a journey you will never forget. Awesome story telling that captures and sweeps you in while delivering great life and leadership lessons. Another outstanding book from Victor Prince!"
 Brigette Hyacinth, Founder and Director of the MBA Caribbean Organisation

"Victor Prince not only shares valuable lessons and insights from his walk on the Camino, he goes one step further. Through his journey, he guides us to apply his newfound perspective to the most meaningful aspects of our lives. In doing so, we become better leaders, better parents, and better people."
Sally Tassani, President, The Strategy Forums

"If a “Buen Camino” is not on your itinerary, this book will bring you as close to the life-changing power of the vaunted walk as possible. It’s like a MBA for the soul." 

 Scott Mautz – author of Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again

Blog Comments That Inspired this Book...

“I never respond to posts on LinkedIn -- ever – but I’ve got to now…  This article gave me chills.” – Marketing Manager, Florida

“By far, one of the best pieces I’ve read on LinkedIn. Thank you for sharing your experience, Victor Prince!” – Regional Outreach Director, New York USA

“Wonderful, wonderful post that seamlessly assimilates travel, life, work and the lessons you should take from it all.” – Creative Project Manager, Connecticut USA

“This is a perfect example of real life practical applications as it relates to the field. I love this article, it was truly entertaining and educational in one. Thanks!” – Account Executive, Charlotte NC, USA

“You not only have a talent for making your lessons memorable, you also deliver them so beautifully with your writing.” – Regional Outreach Director, New York USA

“Your essays are truly inspiring… On my FB page, I described you as a pilgrim whose wisdom even John Wayne would like.” – Marketing Consultant, Mexico

“What an inspiring set of lessons from the heart.” – Commercial Services Manager, London UK

“Victor, what a wonderful post. I like the life lesson analogy after each experience. Precise & to the point. Thanks.” – Associate at a Global Bank, Singapore

“Brilliant, Victor. Very basic, very profound, and totally relevant.” – Experiential based learning project founder, India

“I am putting El Camino de Santiago on my bucket list and I don’t care how old I am when I finally do it! Thank you, Victor.” – Transportation Planner & Coordinator, Texas, USA

“This is a beautifully written post and while I don’t think I will make this particular pilgrimage, I am inspired to take on other ‘walks’ in life... Hope I too can inspire someone one day…” – Regional Projects Manager, United Arab Emirates

“It is amazing how a person whom you never know and may never meet again, makes a positive impact on your thoughts and energy.” - Project Manager in a Fortune 500 company, Scotland UK

“Brilliant article. So insightful and unique in approach!” – Customer Success Manager, India

“Having walked the 400km from St. Jean to Fromista I totally concur with each and every of the seven lessons... You really captured the spirit of the Camino.” - Freelance Construction and Transportation Engineer, Ireland

“Thanks, Victor, for an inspiring, interesting and highly readable post.” - Principal Consulting Engineer, Brisbane, Australia

“What a great story with practical life lessons, as well as leadership lessons!” – Hospital Consultant, Colorado, USA

“Nice work relating a personal experience to benefits in Project Management.” – Project, Facilities, Production Operations Engineer, Houston, USA

“Lovely hearty article that brings us back to be a successful human (at work)” – Organisational Development Professional, Sydney, Australia

“Excellent analogy and cross reference with real life.” – Process Coordinator, Ontario, Canada

“Absolutely loved this posting and the Lessons. Great life and work lessons overall. Thanks for sharing that experience!” – IT Communications, New York, USA

“I walked my Camino nearly three years ago… loved your 7 values – and would recognise each one as something I encountered.” – Consultant, UK

“What I took from this is our own camino need not begin in Spain but rather wherever I am at the moment... Well stated!” – Commodity Specialist, Texas, USA

“Thank you, Victor, for sharing your insights, experiences, and friendship. I look forward to purchasing and reading your book...as well as the forthcoming "Camino Memoirs" book (hint hint).” – Civil Engineer, Texas USA


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