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Clues from the Universe : Designing Your Life - Neil Taylor

Clues from the Universe

Designing Your Life

Paperback

Published: 1st September 2008
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'What if you are all designers? You don't design cups or jet engines; you design your own lives.' There is an 'ah!' moment in Clues from the Universe when two characters meet in a therapist's waiting room. One is an attractive female lawyer facing burnout, and the other is a wifeless Lotto winner whose marriage hit the rocks on a Caribbean cruise. When we realise the connectivity between these and Neil Taylor's other disparate characters - all cogs in the Langian metropolitan machine - this highly intelligent life guide speaks a wonderfully clear and optimistic message. How we live is a product of our own design, and it is up to us to look without and within for clues about ways to overcome fear and negative competitiveness, and learn how to operate collectively. The author's work as a counsellor and team coach, and his intimate knowledge of corporate gamesmanship, together with his sharp lawyer's mind and excellent narrative style, make this a handbook to cherish. Don't skim: digest and enjoy, and reap the rewards.

ISBN: 9781847483218
ISBN-10: 1847483216
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.23

Neil Taylor

Neil Taylor is an expert on brands, and how they use language. He's creative director of The Writer (www.thewriter.co.uk), and has been described as "the David Beckham of naming" (when that was still good). He's helped clients name everything from supermarkets to TV technology to toilet roll. He was previously a senior naming consultant at global brand consultancy Interbrand.

Most days, he spends his time training people to become better writers at work (when he's not writing the menus for Greek restaurant chains). He works with people like the BBC, Unilever, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sotheby's and 3.

He's also written Search Me: The surprising success of Google, co-edited From Here to Here: Stories inspired by London's Circle Line, and is a contributor to Common Ground: Around Britain in 30 writers and 26 Letters: Illuminating the alphabet, also published by Cyan. And he's on the board of business writers' group 26.

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