About the Author


Jurgen Appelo is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the twenty-first century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so you can introduce better management, with fewer managers.

Jurgen calls himself a creative networker. But sometimes he's a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or . . . Dutch guy. Inc.com has called him a Top 50 Leadership Expert, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, and a Top 100 Great Leadership Speaker. Since 2008, Jurgen writes a popular blog at NOOP.NL, offering ideas on the creative economy, agile management, organizational change, and personal development. He is the author of the book Management 3.0, which describes the role of the manager in agile organizations, and he wrote the little book How to Change the World, which describes a supermodel for change management (management30.com). Jurgen is founder of the business network Happy Melly (happymelly.com). He is also a speaker who is regularly invited to talk at business seminars and conferences around the world (jurgenappelo.com).

After studying software engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and earning his master's degree in 1994, Jurgen has busied himself starting up and leading a variety of Dutch businesses, always in the position of team leader, manager, ...

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