New book: ‘Changes – a business novel’

Delighted to say I’ve just published my ‘business-novel’ Changes.

Hooray!

More details are at https://leanpub.com/tb-changes .

Here’s the cover:

And here’s the blurb:

Marco has a new job: Head of Organizational Change. But his bright new plan to bring the company into the future is falling apart – yet he can’t see why. He’s going to need some help to get him to the other side of this…

When that help arrives, it comes from some unexpected places – and some of it will challenge him to the limit. Even if we’re the ones who are creating change, the catch is that change isn’t only for other people: often we’re the ones who need to change the most in order to make it work.

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This book has two roles. One is that it’s a human story about business, about what happens in businesses, and how we can guide meaningful change in how a business works. It’s also a practical introduction to the Tetradian suite of tools for business change – tools to improve effectiveness across the whole of a business, at every scope and scale.

It’s in ebook form only at present, in the most popular formats: EPub/iBooks, MOBI/Kindle, PDF. (At more than 125,000 words and at least 350 pages, it’d probably be too expensive to publish as a printed book… – sorry…)

Recommended price is USD$14.95 – for all three ebook formats, as a single package. (Any future updates will be free – you’ll be notified automatically by email if and when they do appear.)

There’s an online free-sample version, which includes about a quarter of the full book-content. You can also download the same free-sample in EPub, MOBI or PDF from the Leanpub book-page – click on the ‘Read Free Sample’ button on the left of that page, and select the format you want to download.

(Late last year I also posted initial drafts of the earlier chapters on this weblog: chapters 00-03, 04-08, 09-12, 13-18, and 19-21 – though note that some of the chapters have moved around a bit since then. The main point that those will show is that yes, it’s a business-story, but it’s also a very human story too.)

It is, I admit, quite a big book, but it gives a practical, real-world introduction to many of my tools, such as SCAN, SCORE, Five Element, Enterprise Canvas, visioning, the power-model and several others, so there’s a lot in there as well.

Share and Enjoy, perhaps?

(And now, on to the next item in the bucket-list… – any suggestions/requests on that?)

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6 comments on “New book: ‘Changes – a business novel’
  1. Congratulations, Tom!

    I just bought a copy, I look forward to reading it.

    Phil

    • Tom G says:

      Many thanks, Phil – much appreciated! 🙂

      I’ll admit again that there’s rather a lot of it, but I think (hope?) you’ll find it fun 🙂 The more technical bit in the middle is a bit heavy going at times, perhaps (I had to find a way to get it all in there without making the book too long…), but the later part is almost closer to a ‘business-thriller’. Sort-of, anyway… 🙂

  2. Really good to hear.

    I hope champagne to celebrate is on the bucket list.

  3. Dan says:

    Hi Tom

    I’m back in the UK until end of June. I’ve been reading through some of the material since we met a couple of months back. Would be great to meet up so I can get a clear idea of how you want to implement various items in order to make some practical steps forward.

    Just out of curiosity, does the tetradian model have any specific topological basis on the 5-Cell (Polychoron) as I have done some previous explorations into simplex, measure and cross-polytope structures in the context of coherence in multi-variable systems.. This was connected to drawing links between knowledge cybernetics (OCT, Fink,Yolles et al), Pierce’s Semiotics and Fuller’s Synergetics etc.. or in brief toward coherent synergy of mutually constraining forms (tetrahedra as the simplex unit) such as in communication over scale etc..

    Anyhoo i’m rambling again.. I purchased a copy of the new book and will take a look properly next week. Please let me know if you are free to meet some time. Would be great to make a start 🙂

    All the best
    Dan

  4. Paddy says:

    About halfway through the book Tom. And loving it!

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