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Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    AMAZING

    Great book! Mitt Romney is a great author! He will make a President! #Mitt2012

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2007

    leadership ability that counts

    governor romneys book 'turnaround' is a must read for anyone looking to get there life or work or relationship turned around. this executive took control of some sporting games that were rid with scandal and brought in some effective managment and got things turned around and from reading this book I was very impressed with the leadership skills that governor romney used to bring money to the sports games.this exective leader has brought alot of great public relations for massachusetts.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Romney is awsome!!

    Everybody who voted for obama is gonna be srry in 2016!! People have to understand tht gay people are not doing whts right its plain wrong!! Nobodys gay! Yeah vote for obama? Vote for change? People your voting for vwht u had for the last four years!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    :( :(

    Obama is better than u

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Love the book

    Wish he was our President Great Man of God

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    To screw ga y ppl

    t('-'t) Do u realize how rude that is i feel bad for the mother fu**er u call ur dad or mum ur kidding rite? I have ga y friends and they didnt do anything wrong to ur stupid a$$ so SHUT THE HEII UP!!!! this is coming from a twelve year old who has more intelligence in her little pinkie than ur whole da mn body retard! I am a true Obama fan im not gonna hide that. Mitt romney is a gaf (say gaf backwards)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Screw gay marriage

    I dont hate gay people but u should listen to a book that has been used to guide peope for a few thousand years.its called the bible

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

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    Romney #1 for President.

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

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    Willard Mitt Romney's 2004 TURNAROUND is about his "turning

    Willard Mitt Romney's 2004 TURNAROUND is about his "turning around" from 1999 - 2002 of SLOC -- the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He makes it clear that the book is a case study in building, inspiring and leading a team of thousands, turning around the 2002 winter games from a suicidal rush into red ink into a $56 million profit. Beginning with Timothy Robinson "with" whom he wrote TURNAROUND, Mitt Romney singles out for praise (and very occasional criticism) dozens of his major collaborators, donors, facilitators and contacts in state houses, White House and the federal, state, county and city bureaucracies that were crucial to Olympic success. ***

    Romney applied to the Winter Games lessons learned while simultaneously earning at Harvard graduate degrees in law and business and during two decades as business super-star in Massachusetts. There, first with Bain & Company (international consulting) and later with the Bain Capital that he founded, Romney wed the data-rich case study Harvard Way with the Bain Way for embedding outside advisors in floundering companies and leaving them there continuing to work after their reports had been done. All "Bainiacs" knew that they had to spend their first several weeks with a client doing a "Strategic Audit," learning everything important about the sinking firm, its competition, its staff, it customers and then fixing things, becoming profitable. ***

    Part of the Bain Way was to hire great staff and use them wisely. For no little time Romney thought that it was a CEO's duty not only to unleash great talent but to tame it, to persuade the employee to work to correct weaknesses. Later he adopted another idea from a company that the Bainiacs had once advised: Staples. Tom Stemberg, founder and CEO of Staples, once talked with Romney about his Staples management team. "Tom started talking about flat sides and how he was rounding them. Flat sides? ... he had found it a lot more productive to get a great talent to focus on his or her strengths than to struggle with their weaknesses. 'Get someone else to do what they don't do well: you hired them for what they do better than anybody else.'" ***

    "I recruited for big brains, big talent, rainmakers and super managers. I didn't worry about the weaknesses." ... I did my best to bring out their strengths and find others to complement their weaknesses (Mitt Romney) Ch. 4, "Building the Team."

    Willard Mitt Romney, Harvard case study man, Bain Way Bainiac, emerged from the 2002 Winter Olympics a hard-wired Bainiac, a "Turnaround Kid." Next thing you know he applied Olympics lessons to politics and won four years in Boston's State House as Governor of Massachusetts. He was now an international celebrity. ***

    TURNAROUND is essential reading in 2012 for anyone who wants to know what lessons in problem solving and turnaround have been pounded into Mitt Romney's psyche, what approaches he will likely follow if he enters the White House in January 2013. -OOO

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    Posted November 20, 2008

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