2 years, 7 days ago

Review-interview on ‘Changes’

Link: http://weblog.tetradian.com/2017/10/06/review-interview-on-changes/

It’s been good to see another review of my book ‘Changes – a business novel:

(There’s a sizeable free-sample of the book on Leanpub: go to the home-page for the book, and then click on the ‘Read free sample’ button on the left-hand side of the page, just below the book-blurb.)

This time the review was in an article in EAPJ (Enterprise Architecture Professional Journal) – ‘Book Review: Changes – a business novel by Tom Graves‘, by Darryl Carr. There’s a brief overview by Darryl, and then the remainder of the article is a mildly-edited email-interview/discussion between Darryl and myself. We covered quite a lot of ground:

  • reasons for using fiction to describe the processes of change and enterprise-architecture
  • creating fictional characters that are realistic and relatable
  • how to cope with real-world ‘sinister actors’
  • the current status of business-management and business-education
  • the impacts of automation in the workplace
  • whether there’ll be more from this specific set of fictional characters
  • how to use the book as a learning-guide
  • further reading and study, beyond the book itself
  • where I’m taking this into the future, in my own work

Take a look, perhaps?

Oh, one further question. At present the book is only available in ebook format. I could also produce it as a printed book, but given the production-costs and the huge markup that retailers take, it would have to be priced closer to a business-book rather than a typical dime-store novel – probably at least £15 / US$20, maybe a bit more. Would anyone be interested in that? If so, please do let me know.

Over to you, anyway – and thanks again to all.