Monday, December 13, 2010

Driving Excellence

I cannot wait to buy this book. Imagine taking a failing public service, running at a severe deficit, and turning it around to become both functional and profitable. Imagine lowering costs while increasing services. Imagine businesses coming to a public...that is government-run entity for advice on how to function better. I am looking forward so much to reading it.

Partly because I am astonished by what this man has done....partly because I will think it will change my way of thinking. And partly because I can brag that I babysat for him and knew him when, because he is my dear, wonderful, talented cousin. I hope he sells millions of copies. I am so proud of him!


7 comments:

joated said...

Just looked at the blurbs and reviews and all I can say is "Wow!"

lisa said...

I think we should by a copy and have him sign them for us!

threecollie said...

Joated, same here, I read those reviews and who wrote them and wow was just what I said too.

Lisa, yeah, I am definitely going to buy it. Got to be a lot to learn from it.

June said...

It looks like something I'd like to read too.
I hope it doesn't portray the employees as the bad guys. It seems to me that we public servants, by and large, are not the indifferent, greedy bunch that many people believe us to be.

Cathy said...

My copy is on the way!

How cool is this ?!

threecollie said...

June, from what I read in the comments and reviews it is more about engaging the employees in the success of the business

Cathy, that is very cool! I have some Amazon left over from my birthday and I do believe that is how I am going to be using it. Hard to wait until February.

June said...

Mmm, that's what it sounded like to me, too.
Like my current email signature line:
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery