Survivor

Synopsis

Mark Wales thought his life would end in a cornfield in Afghanistan. Mark and his SAS troops emerged from that scorched battlefield twelve hours later, his mentor gunned down, his dream career now a nightmare. Over four deployments of intense warfighting, Mark watched the line between right and wrong become blurred. When he left the SAS he was adrift, crippled by guilt. On a mission to rebuild himself, Mark turned his life around. He fought his way into the gates of a US Ivy League business school and into the boardrooms of top-tier international corporations. He spent years navigating failure in a quest to find new meaning in life. With every setback Mark counterattacked, discovering the tactics and tools needed to become more resilient, and to find happiness, belonging and purpose. Told with gripping suspense, humour and touching warmth, Survivor is Mark's extraordinary life in and out of the SAS, a story of resilience and a testament to the power of transformation.
Mark Wales
About the author

Mark Wales

Mark Wales grew up in the red dirt of Western Australian mining towns in the Pilbara. While still in high school, he decided he wanted to join Australia's elite military unit, the Special Air Service Regiment (commonly referred to as the SAS), and embarked on a career that would eventually lead him to the battlefields of Afghanistan. There, as a troop commander in charge of 30 elite soldiers, Mark led combat missions deep behind enemy lines. Like many who survived this unique and harsh environment, Mark's experiences made a searing impression, allowing him the chance to forge greater resilience and undergo personal growth. Today he is an accomplished corporate speaker, reality TV star, and CEO and founder of a tough luxury fashion label. He lives in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, with his wife and son.

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