The 2,000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from Stalled Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success

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Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. They tend to approach problems in predictable ways. This revolutionary book argues that such ingrained habits, which often masquerade as efficient procedures, actually obstruct growth.

The 2,000 Percent Solution introduces "stallbusting," a process that shows you how to recognize typical stalls (like poor communications, disbelief, misconceptions, procrastination, tradition and bureaucracy) and how to overcome them.

Through unorthodox examples ranging from the sinking of the Titanic to sketches attributed to Leonardo da Vinci for a bicycle, The 2,000 Percent Solution redirects knee-jerk reactions onto more productive paths.

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 examples, advice and questions to help you improve your organization's process weaknesses, you'll learn how to go beyond today's best practices into the uncharted realm of what needs to be imagined and accomplished.

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"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, Chairman of the Executive Committee, 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 success 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

"A colorful look at how we can be our own worst enemy, and best friend, in business." -- Dr. Kenneth L. Lay, Chairman and CEO, ENRON Corporation

"At last a practical way to focus the organization on being a winner and individuals on doing what's right for the business the first time . . . rather than waiting around to be asked, basking in the past." -- Orin R. Smith, Chairman and CEO, Engelhard Corporation

"Buy and read THE 2,000 PERCENT SOLUTION, and you'll have the winner's edge for your organization and your career." -- Glenn Schaeffer, President, Mandalay Resort Group

"It's easy for individuals to get caught up in the grind of daily business, and for organizations to find themselves trapped by ineffective practices. But 'business as usual' assumes that the way things are is the way they must be. THE 2,000 PERCENT SOLUTION provides a valuable service, demonstrating the importance of outside-the-box thinking as well as providing practical suggestions that can make a difference in both personal and organizational effectiveness." -- Robert B. Catell, Chairman and CEO, KeySpan Energy

"Ever since the early days of DIRECTORS & BOARDS, we have drawn on Don Mitchell's wisdom for enhancing the knowledge and wealth of our audience. Readers of THE 2,000 PERCENT SOLUTION can count on a quantum jump in their business and personal effectiveness." -- Dr. Robert Rock, Chairman and Publisher, Directors & Boards

About the Author:

Donald Mitchell is chairman of the publishing house of Faber Music, Ltd. His books include "Benjamin Britten (edited with Hans Keller); "The Mozart Companion (edited with H.C. Robbins Landon); "The Language of Modern Music; an annotated and revised edition of Alma Mahler's "Memories and Letters; and "Benjamin Britten, Pictures from a Life, 1913-1976 (with John Evans).

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