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PIERRE DU PLESSIS, the author of Train Naked, is a master storyteller who firmly believes in the ludicrousness of speaking to crowds to change the world. He has a habit of making the familiar strange and turning the world upside down. He is currently the CWO (Chief Writing Officer) of HumanWrites, saving the world one wee notebook at a time. He works with a contemplative community of faith in the heart of Cape Town.

Pierre has been featured on TEDx stages numerous times and travels the world preaching about doing work that matters in a chaotic world. He was awarded the Desmond Tutu-Gerrit Brand Prize for Literature in 2017, is an educator at Duke CE University and has spoken at BMW, KFC, Adcock Ingram, Old Mutual, FNB and many others.

He believes he is the love child of Gertrude Stein and Jason Bourne. He lives in Cape Town with his wife, two kids, and his iPhone.