Preface to the 10thAnniversary Edition

It was the spring of 2005. I sat at my kitchen table overlooking my garden, making some final changes to the draft of my SUMO book. It was the first time I'd worked with my publisher, Capstone, and it was exciting to do so. But no one was fooling themselves. My editor knew he was taking a chance working on such a book. Thirteen publishers had already turned down the opportunity to publish SUMO. As one editor put it so directly… ‘no one is going to walk into a bookshop and buy a book that's telling them to Shut Up, Move On. A book title has to work from the outset, and Paul, yours just doesn't.'

Despite my passion for what I was writing I had some genuine concerns. Was anyone really going to take seriously ...

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