Perceptric is a new publishing initiative with the intent of publishing books on management, lateral thinking and societal problem solving. The books that we will publish will be released as e-books. The imprint will focus on providing valuable content for people who want to understand how business ecosystems function, who want to get ahead in the world, and who need to unlearn a lot of things that they have been taught at university which may not be relevant in the real world, and who understand that to achieve personal success requires adapting to the way the world actually functions rather than the way that they have been told it works.
Currently in development are books covering the following topics:
- How to develop a CV that truly differentiates you. This book is motivated by my work with Arts undergraduates in coaching them to identify internships and develop an approach to getting hired that used my 3D lateral thinking model for self actualization and career development.
- A company digital disruptive health check. This book, co-authored with Graham Lauren, aims to help workers in companies run a set of employee health checks on the company that they work with, to determine whether the company looks like it is able to adapt to a digital world or whether it is starting to show signs of stress. This health check which will also utilize my 3D lateral thinking model for understanding the business ecosystem will give employees an understanding of how to take advantage of the critical insights that they have about the company they work for and position themselves for success.
- The Transition Project. This is the research project that I have been running with PhD candidates in the field of nanomaterials science to investigate the strategies of businesses in Australia that are likely landing places for PhD graduates. Students learn about the companies from the CEO or other C-level executives and as a result are able to adapt their thinking and the actions to meet the requirements of Australian and international businesses. This project aims to engender a changing research culture in Australia that leads to improved research outcomes for Australia and for Australian businesses.
- A layman’s book on nanotechnology is planned for late 2013.
The above books will be released during the first half of 2013.
If you are interested in any of the topics noted above please contact Chris Gilbey.