Gary R. Ford, MBA, PhD After achieving undergraduate and master's degrees in business administration plus a PhD in Educational Psychology, Gary has had a varied career. He worked as a lecturer in the business administration program at the University of Alberta. He practiced as a registered psychologist providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families, as well as doing organizational development work with health, social service, legal and educational institutions. Seeking practical experience, he then made a radical career choice and operated a retail and corporate sales organization for 20 years, after which he entered his first retirement. Unable to sit still for long, he then worked as a Dean of Business with a start-up Canadian university for five years. He retired again during a period surrounding the illness and subsequent death of his wife. In this second retirement, Gary has been writing a series of books on sales, problem solving, and peer counseling based on the insight process of Getting The S.P.I.C.E3. In between these projects, he engaged in creative writing in the haibun genre. Gary is currently spending his time engaged in writing and amateur photography. You can see his work at www.garyrford.ca.