Lo and Behold, X! — Growing, Pains, and Awareness
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Lo and Behold, X! — Growing, Pains, and Awareness

Book 2 of a Business Fable of Change and Intrigue

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A young and impressionable scholar stumbles upon a hallowed anthology of articles describing "X"—a fabulous set of ideas, an array of tenets, a set of methodologies, a cornucopia of tools, a strategy, nay, a veritable model of enterprise and leadership that has the potential to change the world of organizations.

From deep within the bowels of the capital of a prestigious kingdom of enterprise, Nathaniel Lee Abel, aka "Nate," embarks into an ambitious crusade of vocal persuasion and hands-on impact. The journey of Nate and his team of X acolytes is strewn with great ideas and occassional missteps, unfolding in bursts of progress and in the face of mounting setbacks, as Nate relies on the mischievous, good-natured guidance of the wise Master Robert McBarkle the Fourth (aka "Bob") and the wavering aegis of the cunning Lord Baron Richard von Kopf. These towering figures of the kingdom's past and present wage a battle over the kingdom's future through Nate, and under the watchful eye of King Augustus Giles.

Will Nate manage to transform the kingdom with X? And what will he learn in the process, about X, the nature of kingdoms, the follies of enterprise, and himself?


The story of Book 1 of "Lo and Behold, X!" continues. Nathaniel's endeavor to transform the kingdom of Obratheria with X continues to grow, causing growing pains, and the growing awareness that not all is as easy as reason and rationality would have you believe.

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Isaak Tsalicoglou
Isaak Tsalicoglou

Isaak Tsalicoglou writes about all aspects of organizations turning their knowledge about markets, customers, and technology into a competitive advantage through the judicious use of technology, vigorous collaboration across functions and locations, and an entrepreneurial mindset… but also writes about how hype, dogmatism, agency issues, culture clash and misaligned incentives prevent organizations from doing so.

Reader Testimonials

Kostas Kefalakis
Kostas Kefalakis

Chief Transformation Officer at Roche Pharmaceutical

I was genuinely caught off guard by the story's unique and seamless blend of a medieval backdrop with the trials and tribulations of a person striving to bring change with honorable intentions to an organization, and by its endless subtle humor regarding the political landscape. If I were you I would want my entire team to go through this hyper-realistic book series to ensure we don't fall in the same traps that derail so many companies' endeavors of change and improvement.

Table of Contents

    • 1 Before we begin
    • 2 Disclaimer
    • 3 Books in the saga
    • 4 Rejuvenation
    • 5 Preoccupation
    • 6 Ratification
    • 7 Redirection
    • 8 Amplification
    • 9 Qualification
    • 10 Instrumentation
    • 11 Legitimization
    • 12 Machination
    • 13 Convocation
    • 14 Coercion
    • 15 Contemplation
    • 16 Proclamation
    • 17 Recognition
    • 18 Commerce
    • 19 Audience
    • 20 Intervention
    • 21 Eruption
    • 22 Crucible
    • 23 Anamnesis

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