The Tao of the Badger, A Conversation with author Rick Kroos
Patrick Kroos has had one amazing trip from Sheboygan to Hong Kong. Kroos, an adventurer, who after serving with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Vietnam, arrived in Hong Kong in 1969 without a portfolio, local language skills or employment.
His determination and tenacity landed employment with J. Roger Preston & Partners, a highly regarded mechanical engineering firm poised to play a major role in the development of Hong Kong.
One of the first American businessmen to open an office in China in early 1979, Rick directed landmark projects that stand throughout the mainland and in cities across Southeast Asia.
The Tao of the Badger is his life story; a fascinating and heartfelt account of an accidental American expatriate who embraced Chinese traditions and culture. Rick’s story, from his start in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to his settling in Hong Kong, parallels the unprecedented phenomenon of Asia’s explosive growth, diversity and resilience.
This will be a fun and interesting afternoon. SCHRC has books for sale. You may want to be prepared to talk about this Hong Kong experience.