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Peter Cook
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Calling subject experts and practitioners in innovation and creativity - publishing opportunity with Bloomsbury https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/booker-prize-peter-cook
Last week Bloomsbury commissioned a groundbreaking book on innovation and creativity from me. This is a major step forward in my writing career - Bloomsbury are the home of Harry Potter and have a major cadre of thought leaders and business authors alongside their popular offerings. I’m wondering if you would like to be part of this great adventure?I'm looking for stories and mini case studies to be included in the book with full credits to you a...
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A new album from Bernie Torme - Pledge your support now 
Pre-order Bernie’s NEW STUDIO ALBUM plus FLOWERS & DIRT on DOUBLE VINYL along with SIGNED ITEMS and VIP Access!
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Be nimble, be quick
Doubtless you recall the story of David and Goliath, a tale of a contest where a smaller, weaker opponent takes on a much bigger, stronger competitor... In an age where businesses need to be adaptive and nimble to survive and thrive, sometimes the individual entrepreneur can find ingenious ways to o...
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Simplifying HR ... one chord at a time
by Peter Cook. Punk Rock People Management strips down HR to the bare essentials for busy people and those who are sick of HR jargon getting in the way of running a business. In the spirit of punk, each chapter is just one page long, which means that you can read a chapter in less time than it ...
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Re-Released - a Manifesto for Simpler, Shorter and more Authentic HR and People Management -  http://www.culturedllama.co.uk/books/punk-rock-people-management
by Peter Cook. Punk Rock People Management strips down HR to the bare essentials for busy people and those who are sick of HR jargon getting in the way of running a business. In the spirit of punk, each chapter is just one page long, which means that you can read a chapter in less time than it ...
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Leonard Nimoy's sad passing reminded me that I'd written about "The Star Trek approach to decision making" some 15 years ago, when I first wrote a book called "Rockin' The Corporation", which eventually became "Sex, Leadership and Rock'n'Roll" five years later. In the book I rejected Belbin, Myers Briggs and other fancy approaches to understanding the human condition, in favour of the simpler, perhaps unvalidated but far more pragmatic "Star Trek...
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Improvisation, Jazz and Innovation
I interviewed the great John Etheridge recently, a virtuoso guitarist whose career includes performances with Stephane Grappelli, psychedelic rockers Soft Machine, Nigel Kennedy, John Williams, Hawkwind, Andy Summers and many more. You can find the full video interview in this post. Firstly a sample of his extraordinary work with Stephane Grappelli and then what I learned from John:On variation and originalityJohn pointed out that a great deal of...
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Here's a nice little mention of our publishing venture, Cultured Llama, by Peter Cook on the Entrepreneur page of Virgin.com
Doubtless you recall the story of David and Goliath, a tale of a contest where a smaller, weaker opponent takes on a much bigger, stronger competitor... In an age where businesses need to be adaptive and nimble to survive and thrive, sometimes the individual entrepreneur can find ingenious ways to o...
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Launched today and available direct from the publisher - grab a copy and tell your friends - HR has never been so interesting!!

http://www.culturedllama.co.uk/books/punk-rock-people-management
by Peter Cook. Punk Rock People Management strips down HR to the bare essentials for busy people and those who are sick of HR jargon getting in the way of running a business. In the spirit of punk, each chapter is just one page long, which means that you can read a chapter in less time than it ...
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Business Consultant, Keynote Speaker, Author, Musician, Scientist, Dad. Not keen on polenta
Introduction
Leader of Human Dynamics and The Academy of Rock. Business consultancy, Strategy facilitation, much better Training and Development, OD, Coaching, Keynote speaking and Conference design.  

Author of "The Music of Business", "Sex, Leadership and Rock'n'Roll", "Punk Rock People Management" and "Best Practice Creativity".

Background leading innovative pharmaceutical development teams, international troubleshooting.  Working as a business academic, teaching and writing on MBA programmes.  Have run this business for nearly 20 years and therefore know what I'm doing.

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International keynote speaker and business consultant. Author of 7 books on business acclaimed by Professor Charles Handy, Adrian Furnham, Harvey Goldsmith CBE and Tom Peters. Appears on BBC TV and Radio, The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, USA Today and the Institute of Directors with his ideas.
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Occupation
Business consultancy, keynote speaking, writing, musician, coaching
Skills
Creativity, Innovation, Business, Organisation Development, Leadership, Consultancy, Training Design, Music, Keynote speaking, Conference design, Strategic thinking, MBA tuition, Coaching, Large scale interventions
Employment
  • The Academy of Rock
    The Boss, 2001 - present
    Keynote speaking and conference design. Website http://www.academy-of-rock.co.uk
  • Human Dynamics
    MD, 1994 - present
    Business consultancy, Organisation development, Better Training and Development and Coaching on Strategy, Creativity, Innovation and Change. Website http://www.humdyn.co.uk
  • Thinkific
    Online Learning Designer, 2013 - 2014
    Online Learning Designer for The Music of Business
  • beCause Global Consulting
    Associate, 2014 - 2014
    Nadine B. Hack's beCause Global Consulting Network is an enviable group of global thought leaders and facilitators. Find out more about Nadine B Hack's Global Consulting Network at http://www.because.net/our-network/
  • Wellcome
    R&D leader, 1976 - 1990
    International Troubleshooter, R&D leader, Herder of cats
  • The Open University
    Tutor / Writer, 1990 - 2008
    MBA tutor and course designer
  • Wellcome
    HR specialist, 1990 - 1994
    HR consultancy, Bespoke design of management development programmes, Coaching
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