Summary of Mission Possible

Becoming a World-Class Organization While There's Still Time

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Mission Possible book summary
Your fiscal clock is ticking. The future is gaining on you. What can you do? Expect change, keep your eye on the customer, be aware of tomorrow’s possibilities, and watch out for the Second Curve.


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Ken Blanchard, one of the most successful business authors of all time, teams up with Terry Waghorn in this clear, concise guide to surviving and prospering in a time of great change. The authors show you how to guide your business through the present while simultaneously preparing for and implementing changes for the future. This well-balanced book, which focuses as much on vision, intuitive processes and thinking as it does on nuts-and-bolts strategy, is a valuable guide for working and leading in the twenty-first century. recommends this book for everyone in business, and finds it particularly essential for leaders, managers, and business owners.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why nowadays, rapid-fire change is the norm;
  • How you can help people overcome their resistance to change; and
  • Why it is important to develop a calm and peaceful mindset.


Don’t Look Now: The Future is Zooming Your Way
The nature of doing business has changed dramatically. Many years ago, a business could "experience a change and then return to a period of relative stability." Then the pace accelerated: a business would handle one change, and would quickly...
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About the Authors

Ken Blanchard, chairman of Blanchard Training and Development, Inc., is one of the most successful business book authors of all time. His 1982 book, The One Minute Manager, still appears regularly on best-seller lists. He has also co-authored a number of other best-selling books. Terry Waghorn is a Senior Fellow of the Nolan, Norton Institute, the business strategy think tank of KPMG. He specializes in observing and studying organizational transformation efforts worldwide. A Canadian, he is currently based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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