Seeing David in the Stone: Find and Seize Great Opportunities Using 12 Actions Mastered by 70 Highly Successful Leaders

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Leading Books Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 189 pages
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Masterfully answers three timeless questions: How did some people find and seize the great opportunities of their times? What can we learn from them to help us find and seize great opportunities? How did innovative leaders help organizations find and seize great opportunities? The successes and failures of great leaders including Gates, Einstein, Michelangelo, Edison, Winfrey, Da Vinci, Curie, Smith, and Galileo are used to explain the actions on the path to greatness. Original.

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In 26 years of industry experience, James B. Swartz has been a physics researcher, a product design manager, a plant manager, and a director of lean productivity improvement for a $3 billion corporation. For the past 20 years, he has helped organizations find great opportunities. His clients have included 11 of the fortune 100. He is author of The Hunters and the Hunted and is president of Competitive Action, Inc. He is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and workshop leader. He has an M.S. in Physics as a Bardeen Fellow from the University of Illinois.Joseph E. Swartz received an M.S. in Operations Management from Purdue University as a Krannert Scholar. He has 13 years of consulting experience, leading Lean-Six-Sigma manufacturing and engineering change. He is currently Director of Business Transformation for the St. Francis Hospital & Health Care Centers in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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