The Greatest Prospector in the World: Ken Dunn

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Fascinating story: Lessons for life.

This is an unusual but definite can’t-put-it-down book. And I mean that. Once I started reading it I had to finish it in one sitting.

It’s an enthralling story of a young girl who, in 1910, is orphaned. Her life and the way it is transformed is sure to captivate you. But the book is much more than that. As you are enjoying the story, you’ll also learn six vital secrets for achieving success in your business and personal life. A rare combination, true, but a wholly effective one.

Enjoy the story of Laura and her life as a stand-alone tale and without realising it, you’ll also be learning important principals for success. I strongly recommend this book.

About Laura

When we first meet Laura, it is 1910. She is sixteen years old and her widowed father has just died in an accident when prospecting for gold. Laura had been helping him in his enterprise since she was six years old but now, after the death of her father, she had been uprooted from her beloved Alaska to go and live with her unknown uncle in Chicago.

Laura rebels against this new twist in her life. She hates Chicago. She despises the way of life that she’s now forced to endure. She misses her father and her home. For two years, she refuses to conform.

Family history

Laura is mystified by the circumstances of her new life. Her Uncle Joe is an extremely prosperous man. How is this? Gold prospecting has been their ‘family business’ for generations but Uncle Joe gave it up. And yet he is wealthy. How could this be?

She discovers that her uncle, although he gave up the gold prospecting business as a young man, keeps memorabilia from those days in his library. Snooping about there one day, she discovers that he has a battered, leather-bound book. It’s protected by a glass case and it’s obviously very old. It’s title is The Greatest Prospector in the World.


Eventually there comes the time when Laura needs to go out to work. After a few false starts, she begins working in sales, and despite her determination to do well, she’s pretty bad at her job. Slowly, she realises that her prosperous Uncle Joe might have the secrets she needs to be a success in life.

The battered family book must hold the secrets. Gradually her uncle teaches her the formula for success that she needs to apply to her life, using the analogy of the family business; prospecting for gold. Can Laura apply this to her new life?

Can we apply these ‘golden rules to our own lives?

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Author’s Bio:

Ken Dunn is one of the leadership training world’s up and coming great speakers and trainers. An incredible hunger to learn and teach others has led Ken successfully through five different professional careers in the past 25 years.
Ken began a policing career at the age of 18. He was involved in the policing world’s most exhilarating and challenging disciplines, including undercover drug and surveillance work, S.W.A.T. teamwork, aggravated child abuse, frauds, aggravated assaults, illegal weapons smuggling and homicides.
Today, Ken regularly speaks to groups in the direct sales, mortgage, insurance and banking industries. He uses humor and his own experiences to inspire audiences around the world. Ken lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife, Julie, and children Matthew and Laura.
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