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Simply Brilliant By Fergus O'Connell

Simply Brilliant
by Fergus O'Connell

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The world is full of smart, experienced, skilled, brilliant people. However, many people - even smart ones - are lacking a set of essential skills that when pulled together can be termed 'common sense'. This book provides a set of prinicples to make the bright better.
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Simply Brilliant: The Competitive Advantage of Common Sense by Fergus O'Connell

Shortlisted in the business book category of WHSmith's Book Awards 2002. "For a change this guide tears down management as a complex science, reducing it to life saving basics. This book does a good job - it may just help to simplify your working life." " Evening Standard, London" "Simply Brilliant "is brilliantly simple...offers salvation"Financial Times. Question: In keeping your in-tray to manageable proportions, which of the following is the best strategy? *Clear it every day. *Let it pile up - the important things will always float to the surface somehow. Once a month throw it all in the bin. *Go through it every day, deal only with those things that align with your priorities, once a month throw it all in the bin. *Go through it every day, deal only with those things that align with your priorities, once a week deal with all of the other stuff. So which option would you take? Life is complicated enough. Yet many people go out of their way to create hoops to jump through, wrestling with tough problems and calling on the latest management fad to find that elusive solution to a problem. But it doesn't have to be that way. The best ideas aren't always complicated.The world is full of smart, experienced, skilled, brilliant people. However, many people - even smart ones - are lacking a set of essential skills that when pulled together can be termed "common sense". Simply Brilliant features a set of seven principles to make the bright better. Principles of common sense that can be adapted for attacking many of the problems that you encounter every day, be it in work or outside. Sometimes the smart need the simple to be truly brilliant

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"This is simple stuff, simply written. But don't underestimate Simply Brilliant's value -much of this stuff is forgotten in the rush of everyday business" "Amazon.co.uk" "For a change this guide tears down management as a complex science, reducing it to life saving basics. This book does a good job - it may just help to simplify your working life." "The Evening Standard" "Just when we feel we can no longer cope with it all, someone writes a book that offers salvation ... Simply Brilliant is brilliantly simple - so much so that I may start coming to work again to get things done." " Financial Times " "Simply Brilliant could make a difference to huge numbers of managers who have lost touch with the small but important rules that make for harmonious business relationships... O'Connell's ideas for creating a better working environment are as simple as he claims and will provide welcome relief for anyone who is struggling to come to terms with the latest fad from the Harvard Business School... He extols the virtues of simplicity in thinking, warns what happens when people are not sure what they are supposed to do, shows that to do anything there needs to be a sequence of events, and explains that things won't be done if people don't do them (obvious, but an amazingly common problem)."The Sunday Times - Book of the Week

About Fergus O'Connell


The Sunday Business Post has described Fergus O'Connell as having 'more strings to his bow than a Stradivarius'. He has a First in Mathematical Physics and has worked in information technology, software development and general management with companies such as CPT, ICL and Retix. In 1992, he founded ETP (www.etpint.com), which is now one of the world's leading programme and project management companies. His project management method 'Structured Project Management / The Ten Steps'; has influenced a generation of project managers and has been used on some of the world's most prestigious projects, most recently on the Special Olympics 2003. His experience covers projects around the world; he has taught project management in Europe, North America, South America and the Far East. Fergus is the author of five books, including the bestselling Simply Brilliant - The Competitive Advantage of Common Sense, now in its second edition and How To Run Successful Projects 'The Silver Bullet', now in its third edition. Fergus has also written a novel, Call The Swallow, published in 2002. Simply Brilliant was runner-up in the W H Smith Book Awards 2002. Call The Swallow was short listed for the 2002 Kerry Ingredients Irish Fiction Prize and nominated for the Hughes & Hughes / Sunday Independent Novel of the Year. His books have been translated into eight languages.

Table of Contents


About the authorPrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction 1. Many things are simple2. Know what you're trying to do3. There is always a sequence of events4. Things don't get done if people don't do them5. Things rarely turn out as expecte6. Things either are or they aren't7. Look at things from other's points of view AfterwordBibliography

Additional information

GOR001426451
Simply Brilliant: The Competitive Advantage of Common Sense by Fergus O'Connell
Fergus O'Connell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
2001-06-14
176
0273654187
9780273654186
Short-listed for WH Smith Book Awards (Business) 2002
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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