Dancing With The Bull
The corporate odyssey of Luke Glass: a reluctant journeyman.
The dances we cherish most are often the ones we least expect.
Every search, every journey, has a beginning. Luke's was denial... Set in a busy world with neither mobile phones nor computers, Dancing with the Bull is a humorous, yet thought-provoking tale exploring the machinations of modern corporate life, as seen through the eyes of Luke Glass; a Master of the Universe and incredibly important person who has it all. However, when Luke unexpectedly loses his job, his incredibly busy life comes to an abrupt end, and he suddenly finds himself a mere mortal at home alone with only his unsympathetic dog for company. It is not until Luke meets Manifesto, a mysterious archetype, that he can move on and re-enter the world of power and influence he so desperately craves. Only this time it’s different, all is not what it seems, and, in the end, Luke needs to choose between the corporate games he has always played and the story of a boy in search of a bull he discovers by chance.
Culture is what happens while management is busy making other plans...
On April 1, 2011, Matthew Simon walked through the revolving doors of a towering city office building for the last time. After having spent the best part of 25 years working in senior executive roles for the likes of JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Standard Chartered and the NAB; Matthew, a once, proud career banker walked away from the profession he loved, but no longer believed in. At the age of 50, Matthew had seen enough.
Since leaving banking and the corporate world, Matthew has spent much of his time reflecting and writing. Dancing with the Bull is his first serious literary undertaking. Residing in Melbourne, Australia, Matthew lives with his extremely patient wife, daughter, (his two sons have left home) and dog, Frankie.