Published Books

books blue skyOur team is constantly researching, reading and writing. Sometimes we have enough great ideas to fill a book. Here are the books we’ve written and published thus far. We have enjoyed a strong relationship with Penguin, and prefer the rigour of working with a strong team of editors to produce top quality finished products.

You can purchase these books at most good bookstores, or do it online (follow the links below for paperback or electronic formats). Contact us for bulk orders at a discount. Click on the book covers for larger images.

Books written by the TomorrowToday team, and listed below are (click link to jump down to details):

Also see a list below of the books we’ve contributed to.

Mind the Gap

Understanding different generations: Own your past, know your generation, choose your future

Graeme Codrington and Sue Grant-Marshall, Penguin, Updated edition 2011 (originally 2004)
ISBN: 978-0143528418 | ASIN: B009TRAAAA

Why read it:

  • A detailed introduction to understanding generations
  • A thick book (over 400 pages), but easy to read format
  • Apply generations to many different contexts, from family to work, and advertising to teaching
  • Fun: lots of interesting and unexpected fact boxes and “top ten” type lists
  • Prescribed reading for many workplaces and schools
Purchasing options:

* Paperback:
- Amazon.com
- Amazon.co.uk
- Kalahari.com

* Electronic / ebook:
- Kindle @Amazon.com
- Kindle @Amazon.co.uk
- Kalahari.com
- Kobo
- Exclusives“Mind the Gap” is for you if you want to know why: Your 18-year-old son isn’t interested in being a doctor – he wants to save the whale; your grandfather gives you Big Band CDs for your birthday; your secretary knows more than you do; your grandson calls you Peter instead of granddad. In short, this title aims to promote understanding between the generations. This is vitally important in all of our relationships, especially in the workplace. Application chapters focus attention on: work, marketing and advertising, leadership, teamwork, finances, parenting, education and training, “retyrement”, travel, politics, faith, health, and home. Still a best selling book, with five star reviews!

This edition has been fully revised, expanded and updated. With all new chapters on the next generation, generations around the world and more, as well as new information and updated insights based on 10 years of applying generational in companies and organisations in over 50 countries.

NOTE: The first edition of the book was re-issued with a different cover design in late 2010. Here is Penguin’s press release.

First edition, new cover
 
First edition, old cover:

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Navigating Your Career

5 steps to success in the new world of work

Graeme Codrington and Kerry Dawkins, Penguin, 2012
ISBN: 978-0143530268 | ASIN: B009TRABEK

Why read it:

  • Make more of your career by learning how to create a long term plan
  • Understand how changes in the world of work in the next decade will shape your career
  • Identify the opportunities for personal growth, development and securing your future
  • Do the very practical exercises outlined in the book to develop an actual career navigation plan
  • Learn from the case studies of people just like yourself
  • Be confident in your ability to find – and keep – a job that ensures you live your selected lifestyle, and is also something that you love.
Purchasing options:

* Paperback:
- Amazon.com
- Amazon.co.uk
- Kalahari.com

* Electronic / ebook:
- Kindle @Amazon.com
- Kindle @Amazon.co.uk
- Kalahari.com
- Kobo
- ExclusivesThe world of work has never been as difficult or complicated as it is right now. And yet, at the same time there have never been as many opportunities. If you know what you’re looking for, and sure of how to position yourself in a competitive jobs market, there are ways for you to find your dream job. And not just for now: you can actually spend every day of the rest of your life doing something you love that contributes to changing the world.

It all starts with a radical mindset shift: treat your career as a journey to be navigated. Then follow five steps for lifelong job satisfaction. This is not a quick fix solution. It will require some hard work and focus to become a career navigator. The good news is that hundreds of people have already successfully followed the advice in this book. You can join them today, and start to reap the rewards of a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The best time to start properly navigating your career is twenty years ago. The second best time is today. Don’t delay. Start now.
NOTE: We have created a dedicated website as a companion to the book, including an online career assessment and navigation progress tool. It’s available for you here.

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Future Proof Your Child

Parenting the wired generation

Graeme Codrington and Nikki Bush, Penguin, 2008
ISBN: 9780143025801 | ASIN: B009TRA8YI

Why read it:

  • Aimed at parents of primary and pre-primary children
  • Understand why the world has changed, and how to respond as a parent of young children
  • Learn about the future world of work and the implications for the young people who will only enter it in the next decade
  • Discover which jobs will disappear – and which will not.
  • Access over 500 practical tips for connecting with your children, and helping them grow up confident and well rounded in a digital world
  • Get practical parenting help
  • Help your children start to develop their profiles as young as 8 years old, and get a step ahead of their peers in their search for a job and career.
Purchasing options:

* Paperback:
- Amazon.com
- Amazon.co.uk
- Kalahari.com

* Electronic / ebook:
- Kindle @Amazon.com
- Kindle @Amazon.co.uk
- Kalahari.com
- Kobo
- Exclusives‘Stop the world, I want to get off!’ is the regular refrain of many of today’s time-pressured parents. ‘Give me an experience and I’ll promise you a relationship,’ is the mantra of their children. The world has changed. The future has changed. Childhood is changing. Raising children has never been more challenging – or potentially rewarding. It is increasingly obvious that the world into which our young children will enter as adults, somewhere between 2020 and 2030, will be nothing like the world their parents grew up in, or even the world we currently inhabit. We need a better understanding of the world of the future in order to prepare our children and to ‘future-proof’ them. Future-proof your Child is a very different kind of parenting book. While it contains many useful practical hints and tips, it also focuses on the context for parenting and child development today. It convinces 21st-century parents of the need to change their approach to parenting future generations.

This title will help you to create a framework for your parenting experience as you embark on the highly personal adventure of raising children who will thrive in the future.It is relevant, accessible, practical and inspirational. It will take you back in time and forward into the future to help you make the best choices for your children now! Future-proof your Child highlights the critical importance of making choices, having conversations, and consciously connecting with tomorrow’s children today.

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Everything I Know About Leadership I Learnt from The Kids

Leadership lessons from unlikely sources, with great discussion starters for teams and leaders

Keith Coats, Penguin, 2006
ISBN: 978-0143024675

Why read it:

  • A beautifully written book of stories and personal reflections that will instantly hit home and have you nodding your head in recognition and empathy. Each chapter is a new story, followed by leadership lessons
  • Easy to read, hard to put down
  • Remarkable leadership lessons and insights
  • can be used with your team, your family or just by yourself, to help you reflect on your own leadership style and developmental journey.
  • A real gem.
Purchasing options:

* Paperback:
- Amazon.com
- Amazon.co.uk
- Kalahari.com

* Electronic / ebook:
- Kalahari.com
- Kobo‘Can I drive the car?’ is a familiar refrain for most parents. But in dealing with this issue of control, trust and training, is there a lesson to be learnt, a lesson that can be applied by leaders in the business environment? The author has written a title that draws on everyday events in the life of his family, pointing out how these experiences translate into important lessons in leadership. Whether they are issues of control or communication, inspiration or loyalty, or simply getting through the tough times, Coats explores the universal lessons we learn as parents and shows how to apply them in the boardroom, the office or the factory.

NOTE: Available in Afrikaans: Alles wat ek van leierskap weet, het my kinders my geleer – Kalahari.com

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Mind Over Money

How different generations approach personal financial management

Graeme Codrington, Louis Fourie and Sue Grant-Marshall, Penguin, Updated edition 2011 (originally 2004)
ISBN: 978-0143024095

Why read it:

  • Manage your money to ensure that you can live the lifestyle you want to – and continue to do so your whole life
  • Understand your attitude to money: where it comes from, and what it means for your financial future
  • Help other people to manage their money, especially people older and younger than yourself who have very different attitudes towards finances
  • Secure your future, and the future for your children.
Purchasing options:

* Paperback:
- Amazon.com
- Amazon.co.uk
- Kalahari.com

* Electronic / ebook:
Not available“Mind Over Money” is not so much about your money as it is about your mind. It’s about your attitude and approach to money. It’s not hard to make money if you are careful and sussed – millionaires are two a penny today. But, keeping it is the problem. That’s what smart people do. It’s what you need to do. Playwright Tennessee Williams said, ” You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.” Bear this in mind – today’s 30 and 40 year olds will live to be 100 years old. Teenagers will crack 120 years easily. That’s a long time to live in “retirement”. Will your money last?

This title is about how to live from womb to tomb in such a way that you can live – and die – in comfort. Along the way the authors show you how to grow up happy; choose the right careers (forget what your parents and teachers say); understand why Baby Boomers can’t stop shopping and why the Silent generation saves like mad and always pays cash for everything. You’ll appreciate your teenager, your father, your wife, your grandchild’s attitudes to money – at last. Best of all – you’ll understand yourself!

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Contributions

The Exceptional Speaker, edited by Alan Stevens and Paul du Toit, due out in 2013
Graeme contributed two chapters to this book.
BUY: details coming soon

The Adolescent Storm, by Meg Fargher and Helen Dooley, Penguin, 2009

Like a storm, adolescence is a powerful, dynamic and often chaotic time. As parents, we can do a lot to lessen the negative impact if we have the right tools. Standing firm and holding onto one’s values in the face of bombardment from adolescents, who in turn are facing their own pressures of identity and self doubt, requires a clear head, encouragement . . .and a handbook. The Adolescent Storm is that handbook.

Graeme wrote the Forward to this book.

BUY: Paperback available in South Africa:
OR, buy on Kindle @Amazon.com; Kindle @Amazon.co.uk or Kobo

 

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