Making Business Child's Play
When my wife Elisa first fell pregnant with our daughter Jolie, my life began to change irreversibly. It changed further when we brought her home from the hospital. It changed even more when our son Fraser was born a few years later. Now, I am a husband and a father and this has affected how I behave at home and at work in more ways than I could have imagined.
Then I started writing this book, I had been married for five years, was the proud father of a beautiful little three-year-old girl Jolie, and had an eight-months-pregnant wife. Fatherhood is a challenging, eye-opening and enlightening experience but what I never expected was to wonder why I don’t approach things like Jolie or her friends. When and why did I (and other adults) lose the ability to ‘behave like a child’?
The motivation and inspiration for writing this book came from personal frustration and a growing sense of how things could be different if I learnt how to stop compartmentalising my life and applying what I knew in my home life to my working identity. After all, so many of the skills needed to organise, guide or mentor our children would deliver more in the workplace than many of the techniques we practice.
Making Business Child's Play will hopefully make you sit back and think. It demonstrates the importance of mastering the skills and techniques we possessed as children and exhibit as parents. By identifying the parallels between what goes on at home and at work, it demonstrates how you can transfer behaviours to be more successful within a business environment.
Who is it for?
Making Business Child's Play is for people looking for practical, action oriented ideas about business behaviours in an accessible entertaining style.
It is written to be read in less than two hours, ideal for your next train journey or flight. It is not written as a textbook but provides lots of insights, hints and tips across a wide variety of topics through a very personal series of stories and analogies about myself and my two young children.
The book is for all types of people across all types of industries but is perfect for aspiring managers with young children working in an office environment.
So, if you are interested in a book which takes a fresh innovative look at common subjects then this book is for you. Once you have finished reading, you will have discovered an array of practical tips and techniques giving you a changed and enriched perspective as a manager and/or a parent.
Publication: Making Business Child's Play
No of Pages: 128
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Reading Age: General Adult
Sales: Worldwide sales opportunities
Distribution: Worldwide distribution for print and digital versions
Also available as an Ebook
What's it all about
I read a quote that said "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about". My children were the inspiration for this book and through parenting and watching them develop and grow I have learned so much.