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by Jennifer Maiden

  • ISBN: 0702209473
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  • Author: Jennifer Maiden
  • Publisher: University of Queensland Press (1974)
  • ePub book: 1193 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
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Jennifer Maiden (born 7 April 1949) is an Australian poet. She was born in Penrith, New South Wales, and has had 31 books published: 24 poetry collections, 6 novels and 1 nonfiction work. She began writing professionally in the late 1960s and has been active in Sydney's literary scene since then. She took a BA at Macquarie University in the early 1970s. She has one daughter, Katharine Margot Toohey

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Jennifer Maiden (born 7 April 1949) is a contemporary Australian poet and novelist. Maiden was born in Penrith, New South Wales. She has had 18 books published: 16 poetry collections and 2 novels. She began publishing professionally in the late 1960s and has been active in Sydney's literary scene since then.

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Jennifer Maiden's poetry charts territory both personal and political, private and global. Jennifer Maiden is one of Australia's leading poets

Jennifer Maiden's poetry charts territory both personal and political, private and global. Two characters keep appearing in her books, George Jeffreys and his companion, Clare Collins. In her novel, Play With Knives, George was a probation officer and Clare a young girl released from prison after murdering her three younger siblings as a nine-year-old. Jennifer Maiden is one of Australia's leading poets. Pamela Robertson-Pearce filmed her reading and discussing a selection of her poems at her home in Penrith, New South Wales, in February 2010.

Jennifer Maiden has been one of the most striking voices to emerge from a generation that included John Forbes, Martin . The questioning critical voice in Jennifer Maiden's first book Tactics (1974) is obsessive yet self-deprecating.

Jennifer Maiden has been one of the most striking voices to emerge from a generation that included John Forbes, Martin Johnston, Robert Adamson and Michael Dransfield, as well as Joanne Burns, Pam Brown and Vicki Viidikas. In an era when the privileging of masculinity was starting to be called just that, women poets embodied in their work the changing roles of women.


Ieslyaenn Ieslyaenn
I read Edward's book on 6 hats. I though it was great. Then I order this. Well, On a scale of 1-100 with 6 hats being 100. This is less than 1.
He just list a bunch of people and then list a bunch of ideas that would make someone success. The people he mentions are nothing at all and he does not tell you anything useful. The reviews on this are fake. The ideas he mentions are also nothing and just some poor opinions. This would not even rate well against the free books on here. It was soo bad, It they made it a free book it would not be worth looking at. I have a library of 10,000 books and this is probalby the worse of all of them.
Hirah Hirah
Tactics at times feels like a sales tool for Edward de Bono's other books or major premises put forward in those books and in that sense is hard to recommend. It also at times feels rather drawn and arguably is a few pages to long. But I got a lot out of the interviews and quotes of the people interviewed for this book. In this respect it provides great value to the reader willing to persist with the text and it is filled with jewels of information and thinking you'll be able to take forward in your own life and be a better person because of it...for this reason it is worth the read.
Gavinranara Gavinranara
Such a great book, thank you.
Ttexav Ttexav
I liked it very much
Fearlesshunter Fearlesshunter
Not a good book, more or less a pointless book with a big title.
After you read the book you wonder where that tactics were.
Fararala Fararala
Edward de Bono’s book Tactics is a thoroughly empirical study on the subject of success and the various factors that contribute to a person experiencing success. Together with a team of researchers, fifty-five highly successful people from business, finance, sports, art and fashion were interviewed.

The excerpts of these interviews together with the author’s very original classification of success into various categories and subcategories make the core of this most unusual and highly readable book. To be true, the book is a treasure! The information you get out of it is among the most valuable you can obtain not only for your business career but for your life as a whole. Most of the people interviewed show really uncommon views, high originality, and a daring, non-conventional, high-spirited, intelligent and bold approach to life, an approach that is never, in this form, taught or encouraged in school or university.
Let me start this review by having a look at the main characteristics that the author found to be valid for success in life and business:
—Creative style;
—Energy, drive and direction;
—Confidence and self-confidence;
—Stamina and hard work;
—Ability to cope with failure;

These were found to be the positively stimulating factors of success. Interestingly, not only the positive stimulants such as power, money or self-image were found to be contributing to success but also negative stimulants such as anxiety. It is interesting that with successful people the anxieties are propellant rather than retardant. The anxieties push the entrepreneur forward rather than hold him back. There does not seem to be a search for the easy way or for security as such.
Edward de Bono lists several traditional positions that he has seen to play a major role in success, such as—
—Being lucky;
—Being a little mad;
—Being very talented;
—Operating in a rapid growth field.

The question of style emerges boldly in this study. De Bono observes that changing one’s personal style and imitating somebody else’s style is not a success formula. De Bono states that success is based upon polishing and refining one’s style, even though it may be a style that few people possess. In a paragraph entitled Characteristics of Typically Successful Styles, de Bono gives examples for energy, drive and direction as being one successful style among many.

There are of course other styles, such as the creative and inspiring style of Alex Kroll, president of the world’s largest advertising agency, who transforms every challenge into a game-like arrangement that is inspiring himself and his staff for finding creative solutions. In addition, there are the managerial and the entrepreneurial styles. The question is if ego-based styles or can-do are original styles or if they are just attributes to other styles?

Chris Bonington who climbed Annapurna II, the Eiger North Wall, Kangur, Ogre, Annapurna South Face, and South-West Face of Everest says that it’s also the great drive to find something in yourself, or the curiosity of finding whether this can be done. The question if one can achieve something daring and difficult is a constant tenor in ambitious people’s life. There is no security in this, no conviction. There is only intuition, and it can be very strong, as in case of Paul McCready who incarnates the can-do style or attitude.

Nolan Bushnell, creator of the billion-dollar video game industry, worth $70 million after the first decade of running a company with a $500 investment, says that he always feels like there is a solution. There we are indeed in the realm of anticipation, of sixth sense, of intuition.

Edward de Bono examines all these possible styles and gives examples from the abundant material that the interviews provided to this purpose. He summarizes:
—Develop your personal style and refine it;
—Build on your strong points or characteristics;
—Do not try to alter your weak points or characteristics;
—Make sure that every choice or decision comply with your style;
—Choose the circumstances that best fit your style;
—Be bold and egocentric;
—Use failure as a shadow that gives dimensions to the picture.

Part II of the book teaches how to prepare for success and Part III points out six factors that are important to practice for everyone who sets out to be successful.
—Strategy for people as resources;
—Tactical play.

I can only express my admiration for this careful and precious study that has enriched my life in an extraordinary manner. Every time I read again chapters from this book, it reveals me new insights, horizons and hints for my life, and in addition lets me participate in the lives of highly successful people.
Teonyo Teonyo
This book has been written more than twenty years ago. The principal theme of the book is the exploration of success principles.

The only unusual aspect of this book is that it has been written by Edward de Bono, the man who introduced 'Lateral Thinking' to the world. Unlike most of his earlier books, about twenty of them prior to this particular one, which often put forward his thoughts, provocations, insights & suggestions for the betterment of human thinking, this one explores the valuable lessons that might be learned from some unusually successful people.

A ragtag group of successful people across diverse spheres of activity has been interviewed for his book. They include, to name a few: Malcolm Forbes, Herman Kahn (the man who created 'Thinking the Unthinkable'); Paul MacCready (the man who created the man-powered flying machine, Goassamer Albatross); Mark McCormack; Sir Clive Sinclair (the maverick multi-millionaire inventor); Jackie Stewart (former Grand Prix driver); Sting; Werner Erhard (what a surprise, as he has been a controversial figure from the human potential movement in the 70's); Rafer Johnson (Olympic decathlon medalist in the 60's);

At the end analysis, the author does not narrow down 'success' to a single definition. He more or less summarises 'success principles' as complex constellations of factors & characteristics. He leaves them to the reader to assemble in any way he/she wants. Nevertheless, in spite of the huge differences in styles & approaches, there do seem to be some strong underlying agreements on success principles;

- a positive attitude;
- knowing what you want to do;
- make the most of your own talent;
- energy, persistence, determination & singlemindedness seem important in all cases;
- there is always action i.e take a step & then the next step;
- a sense of integrity toward oneshelf & others;
- an expectation of success & the ability to think big;
- ability to set goals & targets, & also to have dreams;
- creativity & the ability to see things differently & to think new thoughts;
- both a seizing of opportunities & also a creation of opportunities;
- eagerness & enthusiasm & the willingness to make things happen;

Although he says that one should make the most of one's talent in the pursuit of success, he cautions one should not expect it to be enough by itself. He cautions further: Do not be trapped into one field by some talent for that field. This is very true in today's fast changing world.

There are a lot of interesting observations & insightful nuggets as the author weaves through the following key chapters:

- Styles & Characteristics of Success;
- What stimulates success?;
- How far is success within our control?;
- Focus;
- Thinking & Doing;
- Strategy;
- Decision Making;
- Opportunity Building & Seeking (my favourite chapter!);
- Risk;
- Strategy for People as Resources;
- Tactical play;

Each chapter is logged with a crisp & concise 'Tactics' summary.

As usual, de Bono loves to share his beautiful word graphs & line drawings to illustrate complex or even simple issues. They are really gems to help you in your (visual) thinking!

This book is definitely worth reading on the exploration of success principles!