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|The 2,000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from 'Stalled' Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success
by Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles, Robert Metz
Hardcover (January 1999)
Dimensions (in inches): 1.27 x 9.32 x 6.23
The author, Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles, and Robert Metz , May 23, 1999
The author, The Co-Authors -- Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles and Robert Metz (email@example.com) , May 21, 1999
Reader's Guide to The 2,000 Percent Solution
The book also helps you understand why companies habitually 'think small' in order to feel comfortable and in control. And it explains that only by learning to break certain patterns can we stride rapidly forward, solve seemingly impossible problems, and arrive sooner and more easily at the future. "Through unorthodox examples ranging from the Titanic to Leonardo da Vinci's bicycle, The 2,000 Percent Solution redirects our knee-jerk reactions, or stalls, and gets readers on the road to sustainable change. "The book examines such ubiquitous dodges as the Psychology-of-Disbelief Stall, the Tradition Stall, and the Bureaucratic Stall -- each from the stallbusters' point of attack. You'll find concise directions for overcoming these causes of organizational inertia and inefficiency.
In addition, you'll learn about a new set of thought processes for designing and implementing solutions that will reap benefits 20 times greater or faster than the same tired 'normal' solutions. "Packed with specific advice on process improvement for going beyond today's best practices through better measurement and performance management, The 2,000 Percent Solution is an outside-the-box guide to removing the blinders at every level of business in order to focus on different areas, set higher standards, and pursue them in new, more effective ways. "Donald Mitchell is chairman and CEO of Mitchell and Company, a corporate strategy and finance consulting firm. Carol Coles is president and COO of Mitchell and Company. Both have been quoted in Business Week, Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. Robert Metz is a former Market Place columnist of The New York Times and author of CBS: Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye."
Table of Contents
Part One: Free Your Organization From Mind-Forged Manacles
Here is Advance Praise for The 2,000 Percent Solution from the book's jacket.
"An exciting book that rightly focuses on the enormous benefits that can stem from truly radical thinking about any business. Its greatest strength is the hundreds of engaging, real-life stories that illustrate the authors' principles." -- C. Michael Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AT&T Corporation
"In calling attention to the basic breakdowns or 'stalls' that can, and have, afflicted so many organizations, The 2,000 Percent Solution offers a visionary yet commonsense way to be a victor rather than a victim in today's rapidly evolving world." -- Norman R. Augustine, Former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation
"Organizations fall behind when they stand still. Many achieve perpetual motion only to find that they've been running in circles. The 2,000 Percent Solution is a blueprint for managers seeking to harness the energy of the organization and transform it into forward progress with growth momentum. It offers clear thinking that can help make your organization a bigger winner." -- James M. Kilts, President and CEO, Nabisco
"Drawing on a wealth of examples from history, business, sports, and entertainment, The 2,000 Percent Solution applies rigorous thinking to important issues that impede the growth and progress of organizations. The result is a series of practical recommendations of ways leaders can accomplish much more and improve the sucess of their organizations dramatically." -- Robert C. Clark, Dean, Harvard Law School
"A much-needed paradigm for unlocking hidden potential. The organization that demonstrates an unswerving commitment to the 2,000 percent solution will be well-positioned to consistently deliver exponential success rather than small, insignificant change." -- Charles A. Phillips, President and CEO, United Distillers & Vintners, North America
"If you ask yourself and your company just half of the questions suggested in this book, maybe just one-quarter of them, you will be vastly better prepared for the 21st century." -- Walter Kiechel III, Former Managing Editor, Fortune Magazine
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