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From the author of the bestselling The Diagrams Book, let The Excellence Book help you be the best you can be.

Part of the bestselling Concise Advice series – stylishly presented (with diagrams and illustrations) and easy to understand and apply.

Written by a leading and influential (over 500k LinkedIn followers) adviser and author.

BOOK DETAILS

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-911498-51-3

FORMAT: 180×120 mm

Bookbinding: Hardback

Number of pages: 128pp


AUTHORS

Kevin is a business adviser, marketing expert, motivational speaker and author. After 20 years in advertising, he has spent the last eighteen as an independent troubleshooter, advising companies on how to change their businesses for the better, via change management programmes, training, facilitation, and non-exec work.


REVIEWS

Time spent reading Kevin Duncan’s books is never wasted. At the very least you will be entertained and I defy you not to discover at least one nugget of wisdom to add to your chuckles.

Paula Carter, Director of Planning, Channel 4

Duncan’s premise is that there is value in critical thought as a precursor to action. He has sought examples of excellence from an unlikely collection of people who demonstrated it in thought or deed. It’s a small totem of home, a North Star, for lost souls.

Rob Norman, Chief Digital Officer, Group M

In an era of fake news, post-truth and mindfulness, Kevin delivers bite size chunks that get to the nub of matters quickly. We need to continually reassess ourselves and our views rather than rely on group think or ‘That’s how I’ve always done it’. A breath of fresh air.

Ian Mason, Relationship Director, NatWest Technology and Media Team

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