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Darby Checketts uses Greek mathematician Archimedes’ theory of leverage as a metaphor for finding levers you can use to lift your burdens and successfully meet life’s challenges. He fleshes out his fairly elementary but heartfelt “25 Keys to Greater Leverage” with anecdotes, personal reflections and stories, often returning to a faith-based theme. Checketts assumes that you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller The Tipping Point, which he cites on the cover, but his other references are even more familiar. His self-help advice is philosophical, more than it is actionable, though he does tell you some concrete steps to take, mostly upward. getAbstract recommends this straightforward text to those seeking inspiration and guidance.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to use leverage and focal points to elevate yourself and solve problems
  • How to use vision, passion, determination and commitment as levers.

About the Author

Darby Checketts and his wife founded a professional development company in 1985. He has consulted with hundreds of companies in 25 countries. He developed the “Customer Astonishment” program to help his clients understand leverage. He has written six books, including Customer Astonishment and Dancing in Peanut Butter.



The Power of Levers
Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician, said, “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I could lift the world.” Metaphorically speaking, everyone has challenges to overcome and problems to solve. The following “25 Leverage Keys” will help you determine...

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