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The Trousers of Reality - Volume One: Working Life Paperback – June 1, 2009
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This book looks at four disciplines in which this has happened - NLP, Agile, Lean and the Theory of Constraints. It takes a philosophical look at their fundamental principles and explains their value.
It is an essential read for managers for whom these principles, when applied properly, are very effective tools. The author makes the case that, in their purest form, these principles and disciplines are applicable by anyone in any situation, making this book a useful and thought provoking read for almost everybody.
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Volume One: Working Life: Why things like Agile, Lean, NLP, Systems Thinking and Theory of Constraints are essential for effective project management.
"The Trousers of Reality goes far beyond NLP and IT. It is visionary and fresh and new. It is for everyone who wants to set themselves free from the constrained thinking of tribalism and labels. It is a creative use of NLP in the teaching of IT methodologies, planning and problem solving. Furthermore, all of these disciplines have meta principles which converge with each other and with life. Discovering these meta principles is like finding the marrow of life. Learning anything throws new light on everything else. We all need this book. Read it, listen to it, let it speak to you. It can change your life for the better." Wyatt Woodsmall PH.D.
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He was right. I did, but it wasn't what I expected. The book is throws out ideas and concepts with every paragraph. Sometimes they flow wonderfully well, other times you are left struggling to catch up with the author. Some of the ideas you will probably profoundly disagree with, but even those will stretch your thinking. The book is an intellectual read that borders on the subversive at times. It will challenge your thinking, and for that it is very worthwhile.
If you are a skim-reader, you'll hate the book because you just won't take it in. Read it slowly and carefully, and it will be a revelation.
Don't expect to get everything on your first read. Read it once and then going back in six months and read it again. That is what I have done and I picked it up again this morning to read through it for a third time.
The style is personal and engaging, drawing on the authors experience of coaching and software development and centuries of work from thinkers around the world to reveal a deeper perspective on the reasons that projects succeed and fail.
Looking forward to volume II.
Barry Evans is one of life's unusual people: someone who is outstandingly successful in his professional life, but who has also managed to achieve balance between his work and his home and family life.
Ever since Barry told me he was writing this book two years ago, I've been looking forward to reading it. I've just finished reading it for the second time. It's been worth the wait.
Quite simply, The Trousers of Reality: Working Life contains nuggets of gold from start to finish. Barry's ideas and his concepts work in real life situations: in business, he creates hugely successful outcomes, achieving results others thought impossible. He does so in a way that brings people and organisations together, enthusing people and empowering them to achieve their very best.
Over the past decade I have run several businesses - computer systems suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and logistics operations. I only wish I had this book available to me when I started.
If you feel you could manage people or situations better than you currently do; if you're striving to achieve your targets and reach your goals, but at the expense of your home life; if you are driving yourself forward as hard as you can but feel that the rest of your company isn't following your leadership as well as it might, then The Trousers of Reality: Working Life is the book for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When I was reading the book a word I didn't previously know came to my mind - "buzztext", analogous to "buzzword". Read morePublished on October 30, 2010 by Sergei Shelukhin
"What a wonderful book. So easy to read, the information just flows. I laughed out loud with the connections it made for me and I had a wonderful time with the ideas and... Read morePublished on March 16, 2010 by Bernadette Rogers