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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: On Your Feet (10 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615226183
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615226187
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 20.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Improvisational theatre may seem a far cry from modern business but in fact it is highly relevant. By looking through that particular lens this book offers a different way to engage with and respond to the complexities and uncertainties of leading organisations into an era when creativity and change are of paramount importance. This book wears its well grounded learning lightly and is confident enough to side step the more stultifying academic conventions and focus on clear communication. And therein lies a great deal of its value. --Marshall Young, Director, Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, University of Oxford

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For Robert Poynton 'career' has always been more of a verb than a noun. He used to work in advertising before an impulsive t-shirt purchase inadvertently turned into the international improv and business consultancy On Your Feet (a story that is told in this book). Rob has worked with everyone from accountants to zen monks, as far afield as Singapore and Cape Town and with client companies such as Orange, Philips, PricewaterhouseCoopers and The BBC. For over five years he has been teaching at Oxford Unversity s Said Business School. He lives in a solar powered house in the Sierra de Gredos in central Spain with his wife, three sons and Real Madrid season ticket. Gary Hirsch is the co-founder of OYF, an accomplished improviser, wannabe marine biologist, and voracious illustrator/doodler. Gary has been teaching and performing professional improv for seventeen years, and is the founder of Super Project Lab: a long-form improv group based in Portland Oregon. His public art commissions can be seen in Portland, Dallas, and Melbourne Australia. He is the founder of Doodle House which features his illustrations and wearable art. Gary's clients include GE, Nike, The North Face and Disney. Gary lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, two children, and two hyperactive King Charles Cavaliers.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 Jan 2009
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I'm a keen believer in applying the principles of improvisation to the world of organisations. Rob Poynton is probably the most articulate advocate of the practice I've come across.

This is a well argued and well illustrated guide that helps make clear how improv can help people deal with the complex challenges faced by organisations.

I think what Rob does is to show how to apply simple principles without straying into being simplistic. Nor does he makes things any more complicated than they have to be. He's particularly acute in looking at the pros and cons of "accepting" and "blocking" - providing me with a lot of food for thought about both these tactics influence our lives.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. B. Gardener on 30 Jan 2009
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Poynton reveals himself as a master of fresh air and fun - however he is never lightweight nor frivolous and displays real humilty in the face of the systems complexity and organisational noise he uncovers. As he determinedly follows his educated nose in search of the fine truffles of improvised learning, the overall aroma of his writing is warm, earthy and pungent. Highly recommended.
James Gardener
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Hard to categorise this book, which I suspect would please the improvising author. As the title suggests you can take what it offers in many ways: part philosphy of how to approach life: e.g. be open, observe and use what's around you, celebrate the unexpected, part business guide, part snippets of autobiography, part guide to improvisational techniques, part self-help guide.

Very readable with mix of improvisational theory illustrated by Gary Hirsh's fun diagrams & doodles and engaging anecdotes from personal experience that brings it to life.

As one of life's planners who can agonise about how to deal with events that never occur, I found this a welcome challenge, not to 'wing-it' but rather absorb and use the energy of '**** happens' in a positive way.

Quirky size and lovely little details (e.g. told in the microprint at the start that the book is printed in the bagel capital of the world) round off an intriguing package.
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By Hammy100 on 24 May 2011
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Half autobiographical tale, half improvisation manifesto; a very readable whole. Worth it alone for the riff on what people are actually thinking in corporate meetings on p215. How hard it is to let go of control.
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By books on 9 Aug 2014
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Brilliant look at applting improv to everyday life.Very enjoyable and useful.Improv as personal philosophy.
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