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Mark Barnes

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Mark Barnes, born and bred in Scotland, is not your average author. After 20 years of working in companies large and small around the globe, Mark decided to throw away all the text books, top tips, reference manuals and other corporate nonsense and try something a little bit different.

His first book, Thrive - Surviving in a Corporate Jungle started as a personal project to capture the seeming insanity you experience when working with large corporates, particularly financial institutions in a light-hearted way.

He is a technology geek and big thinker who is not afraid to challenge assumptions and is fascinated by office politics. His motto is Think Different, Why Not?

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Mark Barnes I've not had much writer's block yet. I have more of an issue that when the ideas start flowing I can't write them down quick enough.

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I've not had much writer's block yet. I have more of an issue that when the ideas start flowing I can't write them down quick enough.

I do force myself to think quite a lot before I get down to writing, so spend quite a lot of time in the garden just mulling over sentences, sequences, ideas and stuff.(less)
Mark Barnes I find that writing allows me to challenge my own opinions and beliefs. I particularly enjoy taking raw ideas and refining it down to a simple…moreI find that writing allows me to challenge my own opinions and beliefs. I particularly enjoy taking raw ideas and refining it down to a simple sentence or two. It would be far too easy to simply write reams and reams of random junk, but to take those reams and reams of randomness and distil them into a paragraph or a page is immensely rewarding.(less)
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