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4.0 out of 5 stars Gives a very good message & many of the answers, 25 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (Paperback)
As the book says "putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy" – Bossidy put one in place at Honeywell and then retired in 1999. In 2001 they invited him back, because they'd lost it. I'd have liked to have understood more about what went wrong, and how to prevent a repetition.
There's great emphasis on facing reality, setting clear goals, and dealing with underperformers – a good message.
Under 'know your business' & Strategy Reviews, I didn't see any emphasis on another aspect of reality – 'marketing hype'. I was once presented with a Business Plan for a Canadian subsidiary that projected to achieve 35% market penetration in 3-5 years. Turns out the Marketing team hadn't studied the demographic realities of Canada, and had simply re-used some US Statistics, and arbitrarily adapted them. That was a strong lesson they learned from me, and I'd have been well pleased to see something similar in here.
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Keith Appleyard
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Location: Brighton, UK

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