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A new Maslow Hierarchy of Needs for organizations. 

We have all sensed, at least once, that something in our business processes wasn’t right. To rectify the situation we would start a project. In fact, we do so every time we want to change something. But surprising as it may seem, even though projects appear to be formally successful they do not always solve problems. Actually, they frequently create new ones. Consequently, we experience the recurring feeling that something is not working out, so we undertake more projects, thus initiating a vicious cycle. In other words, we start many projects, but they do not usually change much. However, the digital revolution is forcing us to make profound and lasting changes. Today, we can no longer afford to waste time and resources. We must avoid getting our organizations bogged down with ineffective projects and instead learn to distinguish useful actions from useless ones if we are to find room for and encourage creativity.

In SKIP! The Art of Avoiding Projects, Enrico Panai tackles the root of the problem, thereby laying the groundwork for an innovative ecology of the project. Thanks to a multidisciplinary approach relying on social and market research as well as examples from every day life the author proposes SKIP! as the watchword for avoiding useless time-wasting projects.


The English version is being translated by Alastair McEwan. (Alastair has been the translator of Umberto Eco, Alessandro Baricco and Enzo Biagi)

Table of contents
PARTE 1: The Project
La fine del progetto; The Last Soldier to Surrender; Sneaking off ventures; Freeze!; Mission withdrawal; Roman Triumph; The project is the message; Replicability Bias; Frequenza; Proiezione; Visibilità; Informazione; Infojects; L’illuminazione: driving 
PARTE 2: The Need
Vision; Monopoly; Metodologie; Triangolo; Misurazioni; Ironia; Diabolicum; Lutto progettuale; Hard & Soft; Proiettile d’argento; Fenomeno ++; Il progetto a fissione; Bisogni; Trigger Needs; Needs Flux Matrix; Relazione Bisogno/Tempo; Problemi; Ambizioni; Relazione Bisogno/Bisogno; Bisogni capitani e gregari; Priorità; Forze oscure; Interdipendenze; Relazione Bisogno/Soluzione; Restaurazioni; Innovazioni; Stallo roteante (o sul verso del cambiamento); Cambiamento nel cambiamento; Needs Flux Matrix; Etica ed estetica; Project’s Experience; Relazione Bisogno/Noi; Bisogno positivo; Bisogno essenziale; Bisogno precauzionale; Bisogno dipendente; Postura; Semplificatori; Incrementatori; Utopisti; Gli agenti, protagonisti del cambiamento; Tipi di cambiamento; Cambiamento strumentale; Cambiamento funzionale; Cambiamento paradigmatico; La bussola; Progetti iperstorici; Relazione tra infojects e infosphere; Relazione tra infojects e inforgs; Infochange e biologia; Al di là del + e del - (o sull’etica del cambiamento); Benessere; L’equilibrio; Evoluzionismo 
PARTE 3 Skip the Project!
Conflict of interest; Paradosso del Consulente; Nuove forme contrattuali; Il codice etico; Quanto vale lo Skip!; Fare Skip!; Quando fare Skip!; Development; Fermare.; Riqualificare; Ridimensionare; Lasciar scorrere; Design; Genesis; Skip Value Flag; L’ho sempre saputo; Lo scopo ultimo; Lo Skipper!; Segnali; Hyperfocalisation; Disequilibrium; Distorted Thinking; Le armi; Perimetro delle competenze; Orismology; Irrational awareness; Conclusioni 
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Skip! The Art of Avoiding Projects (Version 2018-05-01)

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