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The boy who became chief – A Canoe Before the Wind – Vitale Lafaele

This September, HarperCollins NZ will release A Canoe Before the Wind, Vitale Lafaele’s extraordinary journey from immigrant’s son to elite soldier.
The throughline in Vitale’s multifaceted life is his profound humility through service: his leadership is informed by a sense of ‘followship’ – the practice of leadership through listening. Interwoven through his action-packed stories of camaraderie on the field are his subtle musings on a life well-lived.

A Canoe Before The Wind – Vitale Lafaele

An extraordinary memoir of an immigrant son’s story of a better future.