The Sunday Business Post has described Fergus O'Connell as having 'more strings to his bow than a Stradivarius'. He has a First in Mathematical Physics and has worked in information technology, software development and general management with companies such as CPT, ICL and Retix. In 1992, he founded ETP (www.etpint.com), now one of the world's leading programme and project management companies. His project management method 'Structured Project Management / The Ten Steps'; has influenced a generation of project managers. Fergus is the author of five books, including the bestselling Simply Brilliant - The Competitive Advantage of Common Sense, now in its second edition and How To Run Successful Projects 'The Silver Bullet', now in its third edition. Fergus has also written a novel, Call The Swallow, published in 2002. Simply Brilliant was runner-up in the W H Smith Book Awards 2002. Call The Swallow was short listed for the 2002 Kerry Ingredients Irish Fiction Prize and nominated for the Hughes & Hughes / Sunday Independent Novel of the Year. His books have been translated into eight languages.