On Saturday morning, the doorbell rang at 7am. That’s early for a weekend! Full of sleep, I managed to get downstairs and open the door before the courier left. Inside the parcel was my advance copy of ‘Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change’. How exciting! I’d heard from some of the contributors that the book was ‘awesome’ and was really keen to see it in physical form for myself. After 18 months or so of grappling with it in electronic form, it was a pleasure to see the bright cover and to feel the book in my hands. James and I managed to exceed the original word-count considerably, and Kogan Page have done a superb job in fitting it all in and making sure that it feels and looks wonderful. The book is easy to read and sits nicely in my hand. Thank you to Julia and all the other people who worked behind the scenes at Kogan Page to make our book become a physical reality!