UPROOTED

How a journey of self-discovery unearthed the scandalous evolution of artificial insemination.

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About The Book

By his forties, Peter J. Boni was an accomplished CEO, with a specialty in navigating high-tech companies out of hot water. Just before his fiftieth birthday, Peter’s seventy-five-year-old mother unveiled a bombshell: His deceased father was not biological. Peter was conceived in 1945 via an anonymous sperm donor. The emotional upheaval upon learning that he was “misattributed” rekindled traumas long past and fueled his relentless research to find his genealogy. Over two decades, he gained an encyclopedic knowledge of the scientific, legal, and sociological history of reproductive technology as well as its practices, advances, and consequences. Through twenty-first century DNA analysis, Peter finally quenched his thirst for his origin.

In Uprooted, Boni intimately shares his personal odyssey and acquired expertise to spotlight the free market methods of gamete distribution that conceives dozens, sometimes hundreds, of unknowing half-siblings from a single donor. This thought-provoking book reveals the inner workings—and secrets—of the multibillion-dollar fertility industry, resulting in a richly detailed account of an ethical aspect of reproductive science that, until now, has not been so thoroughly explored.

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About The Author

Peter J. Boni credits his disruptive childhood, a state college education from UMass@Amherst, decorated on-the-ground service as a US Army Special Operations Team Leader in Vietnam (coined his “Rice Paddy MBA”), love of his family and friendship circle, plus luck-of-the-draw DNA with making him the person he has become today—an author, advocate, and fun-loving grandfather living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

During his accomplished business career (high-tech CEO, venture capitalist, board chairman, non-profit leader, award-winning entrepreneur, senior advisor), Peter has applied “lessons of leadership through adversity” from his life-altering experiences—themes found throughout his first book, All Hands on Deck: Navigating Your Team Through Crises, Getting Your Organization Unstuck, and Emerging Victorious. You can watch an interview with Peter about All Hands on Deck at this link.

In Uprooted, Peter intimately shares his personal odyssey and acquired expertise to advocate for regulatory oversight of the multibillion-dollar reproductive industry that conceives hundreds of half-siblings from a single donor—children and adults who are unaware of the existence of their half-siblings.

Peter enjoys an active physical regimen, entertaining and sailing with friends and family while at his Cape Cod residence, and traveling with his wife to, among other locales, San Francisco and New York City to visit their growing family.

Speaking

Building a Better Future for
Assisted Reproductive Technology Community

An inspiring public speaker with a storytelling, audience-participation style, Peter shares his knowledge about the long, secretive, and sometimes scandalous history of artificial insemination using the backdrop of his own life experience.

If you are interested in inviting Peter to speak at your event, please share details using the contact form below.

Topics include:

  • The Secretive Origins of Artificial Insemination
  • 10 Secrets from the History of AI
  • Early Eugenics and the Seeds of Modern AI
  • Coming to Terms with Being Misattributed
  • The Wild West Practice to Conceive Hundreds of Unknowing Siblings

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Resources

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Maximizing the Value of Organizations and the People Who Contribute to Their Success

Kedgeway provides information, consulting, coaching, executive education, speaking, and, selectively, capital to assist both organizations and individuals to build and grow their value and avoid, anticipate, or overcome obstacles in advance.

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All Hands on Deck

How do you take an underperforming unit—team, department, office, or company—that has run aground and get it moving forward?

In All Hands On Deck, Peter J. Boni shows any leader or aspiring leader exactly what to do. Following his advice, recognition and rewards come quickly. It even allows leaders without an MBA or Ivy League education to leapfrog over those who have superior credentials or stronger ties to the old boys’ network.

Peter’s own career is the best illustration of his methods. A former special operations infantry officer and decorated combat veteran, Boni became a high-tech CEO of a wide variety of companies during a 30-year business career, leading many of them through the varying stages of growth, maturity, trouble, and renewal.

Boni shows you how to use his scars of experience to rapidly advance your own career. Through his own experiences and detailed case studies, All Hands On Deck clearly illustrates how to:

  • Create your plan and gain the buy-in of critical constituents
  • Kick off the plan boldly, with your team completely aligned to achieve its critical success factors
  • Execute the plan, overcome obstacles, and produce stellar, recognition-worthy results

Media

Book Review: Uprooted

Kirkus Indie Reviews

August 24, 2021

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Foreword Clarion

August 6, 2021

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Booklife

June, 2021

Book Review: Uprooted

Readers' Favorite

June 30, 2021

Podcast: All Hands on Deck

Get Your Organization Unstuck

Jennings Wire

September 25th, 2015

Interview: All Hands on Deck

Why Top Companies Want Managers with Crisis Management Skills

The Street

July 28, 2015

Interview: All Hands on Deck

"Book Talk" with Doug Miles

Doug Miles Media

July 14, 2015

Contact

For media inquiries, contact lissawarrenpr@gmail.com.