The international bestseller - Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelly, completed in the three and a half months between his diagsis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. It's haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives: the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. Glimpse the strategies Gene embraced to accept and live the final stages of his life with vibrancy and calm - and what his preparations for death taught him about life. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelly and a readers' group guide and questions. A moving memoir - The Times. Challenging and thought-provoking - The Financial Times . [A] well-written and moving book. - The Ecomist.com. Voicing universal truths t often found in business or how-to tracts...[O'Kelly] made a success out of his final mission. - Janet Maslin, The New York Times .
Eugene O'Kelly started at KPMG as an assistant accountant in 1972 and ended his 30-plus year career as CEO, in which capacity he served from April 2002 to June 2005 before becoming a Senior Partner of the firm. He passed away on the 10th September 2005.