16 Stories – Wonderful new book from Tom Taylor and Rob Dee offers entertaining stories about projects and project management from history, past and present


4 December 2012 – London, UK – Project management with a difference … and just in time for Christmas. A new book authored by Tom Taylor, former Chair, honorary Fellow and current president of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK, with illustrations by Rob Dee, is a delight. Entertaining and educational, the new book brings new light to such projects as Noah’s Ark, the Great Pyramid of Giza and many other well known ventures from the past (and not so distant past at that).

The preface contains a story of a manager who desired a book as a possible present from friends or family when asked what they would like for Christmas. Many do struggle to find suitable directions to give. This volume may be an ideal solution for Christmas or birthdays.

The book does exactly what it says on the cover; it contains sixteen stories for managers of project, programs and enterprises. It also says on the cover that it is a modern and historical selection of entertaining and informative short stories and skits from a variety of eras, cultures and locations. But it is more than a two dimensional book. It demonstrates the many mediums encountered by managers…

There are also links to informative websites and apps and many more – texting, songs, lectures, volume controls knobs. As may be seen from the authors’ many diverse contacts who have provided reviews, this book is stimulating, entertaining, short and very well illustrated. It also reflects a dry British sense of humour. You have been warned.

Copies may be obtained directly from the publishers who are dashdot (www.dashdot.co.uk) or through the usual outlets with ISBN 095541327-3.  More information at http://www.tomtaylor.info/11-the-prolific-author/58-sixteen-stories.