Adventures of an Optimist [NOOK Book]

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In 1995, Donald Mitchell began an audacious task: Demonstrate ways for the whole world to make 400 years worth of normal improvements in the 20 years between 2015 and 2035, a task he calls the 400 Year Project. The results could be as dramatic for humanity as going from sending smoke signals to watching videos sent via cell phones and email had been for extending communications. With guidance from management guru Peter Drucker, direction from clients, and assistance from talented colleagues and students, the ...
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Overview

In 1995, Donald Mitchell began an audacious task: Demonstrate ways for the whole world to make 400 years worth of normal improvements in the 20 years between 2015 and 2035, a task he calls the 400 Year Project. The results could be as dramatic for humanity as going from sending smoke signals to watching videos sent via cell phones and email had been for extending communications. With guidance from management guru Peter Drucker, direction from clients, and assistance from talented colleagues and students, the project has identified many breakthrough solutions which meet the project's goals. Mitchell describes the roots of his practical optimism, identifies how he organized the project, shares what he learned from pursuing this investigation into untapped breakthroughs, and spells out the focus needed to accelerate global improvements by 20 times from 2015 to 2035. Mitchell also summarizes the books he's coauthored on creating accelerated breakthroughs as part of the 400 Year Project.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012170941
  • Publisher: 2,000 Percent Living Press
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 274
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Donald Mitchell is a coauthor of the following books that contribute to the 400 Year Project: The 2,000 Percent Solution; The Portable 2,000 Percent Solution; The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook; The 2,000 Percent Squared Solution; The Irresistible Growth Enterprise; and The Ultimate Competitive Advantage. During his career as chairman of Mitchell and Company, strategy consultants in Weston, Massachusetts, he has worked with hundreds of leading organizations to pioneer new best practices. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2008

    Quirky, Eclectic, and a Brilliant Must-Read

    Don Mitchell has done it again. He has taken his innovative '2,000 Percent Solution' and created lessons for us to apply his business methods to the world. That's no mean feat. What do Jackson Pollock and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi have in common in this respect? You'd be surprised. Always as entertaining as he is educational, Mitchell uses unusual but relevant examples to illustrate his points. I particularly loved his chapter on how to teach so that the material is readily absorbed and immediately appliable and what this could mean to improving the world. Regarding that, he says, 'If each person who knows how to create a 2,000 percent solution simply taught one other person each month, the whole world would be informed within two years.' This book is eye-opening and inspiring, but it doesn't stop there. It gives you lessons on how to take the next step to put his 2,000 percent solution into practice to improve your world. This book is a winner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2008

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    Don Mitchell is a renowned writer and business consultant who has transformed the lives of countless numbers of people and businesses over the years through his well researched writings, practical advice and ability to think outside the box. This time, Don Mitchell has come up with a unique project on how 400 years of improvement can be achieved in 20 years. You have to read the book to see for yourself that Don Mitchell suggests those incredible rates of improvement based on solid premises and a result of huge amount of work since 1995. ¿The Adventures of an Optimist¿ offer readers creative examples and guidance for achieving performance breakthroughs. Those that wish to get out of a mental rut, perceive unlimited possibilities, develop novel aspirations and fresh visions are urged to get a copy of this exceptional book and read it cover-to-cover. This exciting and innovative book is for the open minded, those that are not just satisfied with the ordinary but are thrilled by the seemly impossible and those who yearn to make a huge difference, to leave an indelible positive mark in this world. If you have ever wondered if you can make a constructive difference to the lives of others and you know deep down that you are capable of achieving much more than you have done in the past, then this book may be the catalyst that will catapult your vision sky high. I highly recommend the book as it is a brilliant, visionary and valuable read that should improve your outlook on life. The wealth of information and material it contains is carefully organized and lucidly presented. Reading it has the potential to create an upward spiral of exponential gains in your life and work.

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