Bad Change

50 ways change doesn’t work
+ 266 tips to make things better!

About the Book

This book is for everyone with an interest in Change. Managers, leaders, people like you and us or those who like something a little different – a combination of comics and tips!

The 50 comics are meant to make you laugh and chuckle in recognition of Bad Change, while the 266 tips are meant to show you how to do the opposite and help you get better outcomes across various challenges in leadership, communication, delivery, readiness and strategy for Change.

Doing good

We’re donating all profits from the book sales to charity. Our hope is that we’ll sell as many as 300 copies, just like the Chameleon Cards!

We believe the National Homeless Collective does incredibly important and much needed work for the most vulnerable people in society and through buying this comic book, you’re helping to ease suffering and end homelessness, domestic violence and social disadvantage.

Click on the website below to read all about their nation-wide projects, see how you could get involved and maybe even make a donation. We know from our own experience they know how to make the most of every dollar!

https://www.nhcollective.org.au

Buy the Book!

Now available on Amazon!

We’ve sold 300 and we’re now back with an ambitious goal of 1000!!

This time, the Bad Change Company will be taking a well deserved break as we let Amazon handle all the publishing, printing and delivering – click on the link below to buy the book!

“So many great insights, tips and ‘reality tested and validated’ approaches presented in a fun and innovative way, that enables you (the reader) to dip in and out of the content when and where you need it.”

– Kathryn L.

“Peter and Gilbert have done an awesome job capturing the all too familiar aspects of bad change! The very accurate and all too familiar assumptions about Rob the Resistor, why you should just tell the truth and communicate in plain English! And of course, Uno the unicorn!”

– Michelle P.

We’re huge fans of visual fluff free communication and teaching and this gem of a book, hits the mark big time. It will make you both smile and be smarter at the change work you do!”

– Agile Change Leadership Institute

“So many great insights, tips and ‘reality tested and validated’ approaches presented in a fun and innovative way, that enables you (the reader) to dip in and out of the content when and where you need it.”

– Kathryn L.

“Peter and Gilbert have done an awesome job capturing the all too familiar aspects of bad change! The very accurate and all too familiar assumptions about Rob the Resistor, why you should just tell the truth and communicate in plain English! And of course, Uno the unicorn!”

– Michelle P.

“Finally got my hands on a copy of Bad Change and I’m sitting here nodding and laughing as I read the adventures of the bad change team.

Thank you for the sometimes hilarious and often relatable comics as well as the brilliant tips.

If you haven’t already got a copy… run, don’t walk. They are going to be gone quicker than a free Bunnings sausage.

– Kellie B.

“The book tackles the challenges of Change Management work in a very light-hearted and accessible way, with a comic book style and easy to grasp and action tips. It has a cast of characters and presents them in a way that we can all relate to (who hasn’t come across Steve and Pedro!).

This book is a must-read for all change agents and anyone involved in project delivery! I loved it so much I’ve ordered a stash to give to my team and clients – and all profits go to charity!”

– Marilyn S.

We’re huge fans of visual fluff free communication and teaching and this gem of a book, hits the mark big time. It will make you both smile and be smarter at the change work you do!”

– Agile Change Leadership Institute

This is a must-have book for any change agent.

If you have the scars, you will recognise way too much and laugh at the memories, and learn some new tricks.

If you are new to our field, this will teach you more in 120 pages than ten years of experience.

– Edwina P.

The Bad Change Company

That’s us, Peter Phan and Gilbert Kruidenier and our 18 imaginary co-workers. We’ve created quite a few experiments together over the past five years, like the “Dear me of 2007” and “Hybrid workspaces” videos, The Chameleon Cards, Australasian Change Days sessions and more than a few corporate change and communications jobs.

Peter is in charge of pretty pictures while Gilbert gets to play with words and somehow that creative process always just works. Because we still have a lot more ideas to bring to life, we figured we needed an actual name for our collaborations. But not just any old name of course! We needed a name that stands out, that makes people stop and wonder, but most of all a name that is easier to remember and spell than ‘FLIMP Studios and Kruidenier Consulting Productions’. You can see the issue, right?

Even though The Bad Change Company was only a working title at first, we grew to like it and now it just feels like us. Of course it helps that we can have a unicorn for an office pet. We don’t have much of a strategy other than to “do fun stuff that helps people” and that’s gotten us this far. If you have any suggestions, especially crazy ones, we’d love to hear from you any time.

Say Hello!

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