Today is a very special day. I am celebrating the fact that all the effort of the last 18 months has been validated in the most generous way. I have received a review for my new book “How to Spot a Dinosaur” that most non-fiction authors can only dream about. Here it is:
“Put simply, I believe this is excellent. If you plan to buy only one business-oriented book this year, make sure it’s Dinosaur.
The tremendous advantage of this book over hundreds of other publications is that it works for so many different types of people in a whole range of jobs and functions. Combining insight with wit, fun with analysis, visual with written, it caters for a myriad of readers whatever their preferred style of thinking and learning.
I really can’t think of another book which draws together so many practical, useful, yet novel strands of how to understand yourself and your fellow workers – and what to do with what you discover, so mutual understanding and greater business success will follow. I’m even finding it helpful in analysing current and prospective clients!
For me, this is the ‘must-have’ book of the year. I urge you to buy it NOW.”
Sir Henry Boyle, Business Consultant and Trainer, The Business Support Group
I set out to write the book, in collaboration with Kathy Ennis, in the hope that the contents would be useful. As with my previous title “Professionalism: the ABC for Success”, I knew that the book should have a wide appeal but, after all the late nights and the heart-searching, once you publish you have to be patient and wait for responses from readers and reviewers. This is possibly the most difficult part of the publishing process and the only comparison I have been able to come up with is that it is like giving birth and waiting for people to love your child as much as you do. So to find out that this is actually the case – the other reviews received have also been 5* - is quite simply wonderful.
So in the best traditions of flashback storytelling, in the next blog posts I would like to share the story of how the book came to be written as a collaboration and our publishing journey. I hope you will be able to join me. If you do buy the book please accept my grateful thanks and I hope it is as useful for you as I think it will be.