The authors gratefully acknowledge all those whose advice, examples or other assistance have contributed to this book. We most especially thank the clients of Aldersgate Partners LLP and we recognize the trust that they place in us, and we also thank all of those who have attended our training courses, either public or in-house corporate courses.
While cautioning that all faults and other deficiencies in the book are solely the responsibility of the authors and one hardly appreciates how important that statement is until one has tried to write a book we would like to thank also our colleagues at Aldersgate, all of whom have contributed, in various ways, to the book, and to our friends at Pearson Education in the UK, USA and elsewhere, Digby Law in Sydney and TypingNZ in New Zealand. Thanks to: Professor Chris Higson, Peter Robin, Guy Treweek, Dr. Diana Burton, Dr. Stephen Coulson, Andrew Howard, Steve Bullen, David Tulloch, and Debra Palmer; Richard Stagg, Steve Temblett, Laura Blake, Liz Gooster and Lesley Pummell; and Stephen Digby in Australia and Kim Megson in New Zealand.
We thank and acknowledge the assistance given by the Project Management Institute, both to us in preparing this book and more widely, and we thank Douglas Murray, Leslie Higham, Diana Humphrey and the team at the PMI.
Our particular thanks go to Tony Gamby, JP Rangaswami, Cedric Burton, Mike Stone, Jeremy Havard, the Revd. Gordon Taylor, Aziz Muzakhanov, Louis Plowden-Wardlaw, Julian Fidler, Peter Burditt, Paul Najsarek, Mark Kerr, Paul Leighton, David Maitland, Dillon Dhanecha, Mike Baker, Kennedy Frazer, Tegwen Wallace, Graham Mackintosh, Nick McLeod-Clark, Dave Hastings, Dave Best, Steve Holland, Mark Dutton, Nicola Smith, Mike Molinaro, Emma Ross, Jonathan Webb, Gareth Moss, Adrian Cory, Frances Kinsella and Andrew Ward.
We also thank Andrew Munro, Patrick Smith, Alan Greenwood, Dominic Allen, Jennifer Johnson, Mark Goodman, Graeme Graas, Aaron Dover, Ian Major, David Kriel and Philip Stromeyer, Jesus Rodriguez, and Heidi Peel.
A number of individual and organizations have helped in various ways with the production of the book. Humphrey and Bella Nokes provided extensive use of their houses in Switzerland, Andrew and Vicky de Pree of theirs in New Zealand, Dave and Vee Burton of their houses also in New Zealand, and Chris Booton and Gina of theirs in Melbourne all of which were delightful and productive places in which to get thinking and writing done in a way that is simply not possible in the office in London. Vaughan Smith and the Frontline Club in London, the Cornell Club and its staff in New York, the Wellington Club and its staff in Wellington have all helped in bringing this book into being. Tina Arthur is invaluable in logistic support and much wise advice has come from Rachel Sheard.
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