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Publishing Mishaps

  After writing hundreds of published articles and almost 40 books, booklets and manuals I have had only three real disappointments. The first was when Face to Face, my first solo book was published in 1976.  The publishers, The Institute of Personnel Management, had promised to consult me about the design for the cover.  I had even volunteered to submit some designs myself but, since they had a longstanding contract with a graphic designer, this was declined.  As the publication […]

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It was completely unexpected, something he never thought he’d see.  For some obscure reason it reminded him of occasions when he’d expected to see something but hadn’t.  Like the time when he’d spent three days being driven along dusty tracks in a safari park, gazing into parched scrubland expecting to see tigers, but none had appeared.  Or that time in an art gallery when he’d expected to see a painting by Albrecht Durer only to be confronted with a notice […]

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