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Kelvin WrightWelcome to the webpage for Kelvin Wright.

Kelvin Wright was born in Dorset, England in 1972, the year that the Pioneer 10 spacecraft was launched; The Godfather was released in cinemas; the Watergate scandal began and the last manned mission to the moon (Apollo 17) took place.

The first 14 years of his life were spent living in aristocratic surroundings as his father headed the gardens of Lords, Ladies, and Royalty.

Obituary is Kelvin’s first novel and is already receiving critical support internationally. The story was born out of years of observing, reading and studying the key changes occurring within postmodern society, including globalisation, individualisation, the move towards a consumerist global economy and the changes affecting the workplace: changing working conditions, employee health and welfare, job insecurity and work place stress and anxiety, all leading to the belief that we really could do better.

He studied a Masters degree in Human Resource Management at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid.

Kelvin currently lives in Madrid, Spain, and is now working on his second novel, “Saint Aygulf”.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi there,

    I just read an article on productivity that you posted a while back on your blog: https://kelvinwright.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/generation-y-and-the-changing-way-we-work/

    I thought you might be interested in a workplace productivity infographic we just published, it’s titled ‘Hardly Working: a look into laziness in the workplace’, check it out: http://complianceandsafety.com/blog/workplace-productivity-infographic-hardly-working/

    It has some really interesting stats about Generation Y being less productive than older generations. Specifically it shows that those born after 1980 waste an average of 1.95 hours per day while those born in the 50’s waste an average of just 0.68 hours per day.

    If you like it, feel free to publish it on your site.

    Thanks a lot,

    Matthew Pelletier
    Director of Public Relations
    C&S Safety Training Videos

    Comment by Matthew Pelletier | November 3, 2012 | Reply

  2. Interesting thoughts, Matthew. I’d be interested to know what is meant by “wasting”. Time spent on social networking sites, for example, cannot always be linked to wasted time. I use LinkedIn extensively to connect with professionaly, be it finding and sourcing candidates, or studying trends. I’ve also used facebook for advertising vacancies among my contacts. I’d like to see some studies on the increasing working hours. Here in Europe, especially Spain, people are at work for many more hours per week than a few decades ago.

    Thanks for your comments

    Comment by Kelvin Wright | November 3, 2012 | Reply


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