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The Music of Business brings together world class thinking on business with parallel lessons from music, be it jazz, rock or classical. "This book is a great tool for people in business" Harvey Goldsmith CBE. "It was the first business book I have ever managed to finish, or indeed get beyond the first chapter" Larry Elliot, The Guardian. Read all about it in The Guardian.
Sex, Leadership and Rock'n'Roll cuts through the jargon of leadership and personal development. It offers a real world source of inspiration and provocation in areas such as: creativity, innovation, relationships, motivation, leadership, high performance, learning and reinvention. A unique mix of leading edge concepts with the streetwise wisdom of the music. Served up in a quirky, challenging but intelligent way. Tom Peters said of it: "Sex, Leadership and Rock'n'Roll is a marvellous book, which closes the door on the tidy, hierarchical, know-your-place 'Orchestral Age' and ushers in a new, creative era of challenge and change. Hooray!" Read Professor Adrian Furnham's review in The Sunday Times.
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Punk Rock People Management strips down HR to the bare essentials for busy people and those who are sick of HR jargon getting in the way of running a business. In the spirit of punk, each chapter is just one page long, which means that you can read a chapter in less time than it takes to pogo to a Sex Pistols or Linkin Park song! Punk Rock PM is organised using the classic Life, Sex and Death HR cycle, in other words Hiring, Inspiring and Firing. If you have to get things done with people and can't get no satisfaction from an HR textbook, try "Punk Rock PM" for a refreshing difference.
you have to get things done with people and can't get no satisfaction from an HR
textbook, try "Punk Rock PM" for a refreshing difference.
If you have to get things done with people and can't get no satisfaction from an HR textbook, try "Punk Rock PM" for a refreshing difference.
Creativity starts with a question, an itch to be scratched, some sand in your joints etc. This book started with twenty questions. I would like to share some of these with you:
Sean D'Arcy of Shell reviewed the book in The Independent newspaper: "I enjoyed this practical guide to creativity. I also enjoyed the author's sense of humour, light touch, use of rock'n'roll metaphors and the concept of mixing the disciplines of business, art and music to enhance creativity. This book is a stylish, valuable guide to creativity and a useful reference tool for anyone working inside organisations and trying to make new things happen.
Ian Thornton added "I have read your book cover to cover. It is only the third management book I have ever done that to. You are in good company as the other two are 'Witchdoctors' (Wooldridge and someone) and 'Circle of Innovation' (Tom Peters)"
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