On Sale Now! Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life

March 16, 2023 | Events, Philosophy

William F. Merck II, Author, Leader, Speaker

by William F. Merck II

Events | Philosophy

Bill’s latest book, Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life, is now on sale at Amazon! Contemplate your own early experiences as an investigative exercise in understanding what you believe and why you think the way you do today.

My life experiences in the years after a college class in which the professor asked, “What is your philosophy of life?” have allowed me to answer his question at last. When I contemplate all the inflection points in my life, I can see in this rear-view mirror how they cumulatively created my personal view of life, or my personal philosophy.

I have been fortunate to be around many interesting and influential people in my life, many of whom I mention in this book. The most significant people in my childhood were my parents, Gwen and Bill Merck, my aunt and uncle, Gerri and Ernie Demcheck, and my grandparents, Alma and Lowry Keefe. While writing and focusing on my upbringing, I became consciously aware of the exceptional impact Grandfather Keefe had on shaping my view of life, a man I spent considerable quality time with in those early years.

Completing this work is a personal milestone and comes with a great sense of accomplishment. I hope you will pick up a copy and engage yourself and others in examining your own philosophy of life.


Bill’s book, Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life is available on Amazon. Read excerpts from the book here.

Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life by William F. Merck II

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Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life is now available in paperback and e-book editions.

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WJAC TV Interview on Military Recruitment Challenges

As the U.S. Army battles recruitment challenges, Bill suggests how innovative efforts can attract a new generation of soldiers.

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A Q&A with Jake Frankel of Authority Magazine on how every business needs programs that address mental wellness.

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Interactions with Purpose

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Faces of Leadership: Appearance on the Donna Seebo Show

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Success Made to Last: Author’s Corner Interview

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Bill’s guest article for Ms. Career Girl on knowing why you are who you are is a critical ingredient for success in life and in the workplace.

Meet Bill

William F. Merck has a lifetime of experiences in the working world that contributed to his success in a variety of leadership roles.

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BREADCRUMBS: Finding a Philosophy of Life


In Bill’s new book released on March 14, 2023, the author uses stories from his life’s journey to illustrate points in time that helped form his view of the world and his place in it. From growing up in Southern Georgia in the 1940s, to becoming a military officer and a corporate leader, he discovers a nexus between early feelings and subsequent notions and beliefs.

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