Considered a leading voice in Latin American leadership and management, author David Fischman delivers a parable of leadership and life in his new book, The Secret of the Seven Seeds (Jossey-Bass, $22.95). Fischman, who has sold 260,000 copies in Latin America, reveals his personal story though the fictional character Ignacio Rodriguez, who like many business people from New York to New Delhi, is desperately trying to keep up with the speed of life. This engaging parable is written for anyone who feels their life at work is spinning out of control and for those pursuing peace and reflection. Fischman says, "As human beings, unless we have a purpose in life that we work toward, it is very difficult to feel realized and to be happy. And the book provides the reader with techniques to feel more positive emotions."