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Wrike Sponsors the New Book “The Project Manager Who Smiled” by Popular Author Peter Taylor

Wrike supported the release of a new book by Peter Taylor that focuses on the practical value of humor in the day-to-day work of project managers and their teams.

San Jose, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Wrike, a leading provider of project management software, has sponsored the release of Peter Taylor’s new book “The Project Manager Who Smiled” published by The Lazy Project Manager Ltd. on June 1, 2013. Wrike and the author are united by a common idea of making the daily work of project teams stress-free, which became the backbone of this partnership.
  • In our recent survey on working habits, good mood ranked as the 2nd strongest productivity catalyst. Over 57% of respondents said that it motivates them a lot. If we want to work on our projects in an efficient and stress-free way, jokes and humor might be a tool no less powerful than accurate plans, helpful software and many other things,” said Andrew Filev, Wrike's CEO, in his foreword to the book. “At Wrike, we are winning at a very competitive space. That takes a lot of hard work, and one of our productivity secrets is that humor is a big part of our culture.”

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“Project management is a serious business; but it is a serious business that can be a lot of fun too,” said Peter Taylor, the author of “The Project Manager Who Smiled.” “I always advocate putting the right level of fun into the project work, a good laugh not only reduces tension and relieves stress, but also helps to increase team bonding and boost morale.”

Peter Taylor is a well-known speaker, project management coach, consultant and the author of the best-selling books “The Lazy Winner” and “The Lazy Project Manager.” “The Project Manager Who Smiled” is a diverse collection of project management jokes and practical stories from the experience of different companies illustrating how humor can seriously help in work. The book includes contributions from numerous business leaders, project managers, speakers and recognized authors. 

About Wrike
Wrike is the leading on-demand, online project management and collaboration software. It provides teams with a unique platform for collaborating on multiple projects in one workspace in real time. Wrike’s collaboration features give a significant productivity gain to thousands of companies all over the globe, including Adobe, EMC and Ecco. Wrike, Inc. is a privately held corporation located in California.

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