Rough Diamond is a book about learning – a rough guide – a manifesto for those who want to fly high above the ordinary. It’s my own story but it applies to everyone I’ve ever met. It covers many different dimensions, some subtle and some not so much – but they are all important in one way or another. My experiences have been no different to millions of others – it’s what you do about them – these immovable objects – that makes it work. The story really erupts about 4 years ago. I will tell you how divorce from my long term partner and the bizarre termination of my career in advertising were in fact the making of me.