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How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head - and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings

by Peter Sheahan

      Change is the only constant in the corporate world. Those individuals who seek to survive this ever-changing environment are known as "Change Agents." They see every challenge that is presented to them as an opportunity to think outside the box.

In Flip: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head - and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings, Peter Sheahan introduces a fresh, new approach on how managers should work towards developing their staff and building a strong foundation on which their company can grow and thrive in the 21st Century. His theory revolves around six major concepts he refers to as flips. They include:

  • Action Creates Clarity
  • Fast, Good, Cheap: Pick Three - Then Add Something Extra
  • Absolutely, Positively Sweat the Small Stuff
  • Business is Personal
  • Find It on the Fringe
  • To Get Control, Give It Up

Sheahan encourages managers and leaders to transform themselves into Flipstars. He defines Flipstar as a leader, manager, or company which accepts that in the modern, rapidly changing world, success is often best achieved through freedom from convention.

The key to Sheanan’s successful concept is how he shows you that if you are able to "flip" you will learn how to future-proof your organization, you career, and ultimately your ability to live life to the fullest. This book has been labeled as "The essential guidebook to doing business in the twenty-first century." I feel that it fully lives up to this description. Very highly recommended.

The Book

William Morrow
April 1, 2008
0061558958 / 978-0061558955
Business / Self Help
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The Reviewer

Suzie Housley
Reviewed 2008
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