Built to Last

Built to Last
Author: Jim Collins,Jerry I. Porras
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 0062119087
ISBN 13: 9780062119087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built to Last Book Review:

"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies." So write Jim Collins and Jerry Porras in this groundbreaking book that shatters myths, provides new insights, and gives practical guidance to those who would like to build landmark companies that stand the test of time. Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies -- they have an average age of nearly one hundred years and have outperformed the general stock market by a factor of fifteen since 1926 -- and studied each company in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?" What separates General Electric, 3M, Merck, Wal-Mart, Hewlett-Packard, Walt Disney, and Philip Morris from their rivals? How, for example, did Procter & Gamble, which began life substantially behind rival Colgate, eventually prevail as the premier institution in its industry? How was Motorola able to move from a humble battery repair business into integrated circuits and cellular communications, while Zenith never became dominant in anything other than TVs? How did Boeing unseat McDonnell Douglas as the world's best commercial aircraft company -- what did Boeing have that McDonnell Douglas lacked? By answering such questions, Collins and Porras go beyond the incessant barrage of management buzzwords and fads of the day to discover timeless qualities that have consistently distinguished out-standing companies. They also provide inspiration to all executives and entrepreneurs by destroying the false but widely accepted idea that only charismatic visionary leaders can build visionary companies. Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the twenty-first century and beyond.

Good to Great

Good to Great
Author: Jim Collins
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-07-19
ISBN 10: 0062119206
ISBN 13: 9780062119209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good to Great Book Review:

The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

Built to Last

Built to Last
Author: James Charles Collins,Jerry I. Porras
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NWU:35556029709045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Built To Last 100 Year Old Hotels in New York

Built To Last  100  Year Old Hotels in New York
Author: Stanley Turkel, CMHS, ISHC
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2011-10-18
ISBN 10: 1463443404
ISBN 13: 9781463443405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built To Last 100 Year Old Hotels in New York Book Review:

The thirty-two century-old hotels featured in this book have defied the passage of time for a variety of reasons, many explicable, some beyond explanation, all miraculous. For eighteen of them, it was the fortuitous creation of the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission in 1965. The landmarks law was enacted in response to the demolition of the iconic Pennsylvania Station in 1963. After 139 years, the following evaluation is still true: "New York is the paradise of hotels. In no other city do they flourish in such numbers, and nowhere else do they attain such a degree of excellence. The hotels of New York naturally take the lead of all others in America, and are regarded by all who have visited them as models of their kind." James D. McCabe, Jr. Lights and Shadows of New York, 1872

Cultures Built to Last

Cultures Built to Last
Author: Richard DuFour,Michael Fullan
Publsiher: Solution Tree Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN 10: 193676475X
ISBN 13: 9781936764754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultures Built to Last Book Review:

Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You’ll move beyond isolated pockets of excellence while allowing every person in your school system—from teachers and administrators to students—the opportunity to be an instrument of lasting cultural change.

Built to Last

Built to Last
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1188753047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How the Mighty Fall

How the Mighty Fall
Author: Jim Collins
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 0061956465
ISBN 13: 9780061956461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Mighty Fall Book Review:

Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course? In How the Mighty Fall, Collins confronts these questions, offering leaders the well-founded hope that they can learn how to stave off decline and, if they find themselves falling, reverse their course. Collins' research project—more than four years in duration—uncovered five step-wise stages of decline: Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death By understanding these stages of decline, leaders can substantially reduce their chances of falling all the way to the bottom. Great companies can stumble, badly, and recover. Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top. Anyone can fall and most eventually do. But, as Collins' research emphasizes, some companies do indeed recover—in some cases, coming back even stronger—even after having crashed into the depths of Stage 4. Decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains. The mighty can fall, but they can often rise again.

Turning the Flywheel

Turning the Flywheel
Author: Jim Collins
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN 10: 0062933809
ISBN 13: 9780062933805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turning the Flywheel Book Review:

A companion guidebook to the number-one bestselling Good to Great, focused on implementation of the flywheel concept, one of Jim Collins’ most memorable ideas that has been used across industries and the social sectors, and with startups. The key to business success is not a single innovation or one plan. It is the act of turning the flywheel, slowly gaining momentum and eventually reaching a breakthrough. Building upon the flywheel concept introduced in his groundbreaking classic Good to Great, Jim Collins teaches readers how to create their own flywheel, how to accelerate the flywheel’s momentum, and how to stay on the flywheel in shifting markets and during times of turbulence. Combining research from his Good to Great labs and case studies from organizations like Amazon, Vanguard, and the Cleveland Clinic which have turned their flywheels with outstanding results, Collins demonstrates that successful organizations can disrupt the world around them—and reach unprecedented success—by employing the flywheel concept.

Designed to Last

Designed to Last
Author: Ashley and Dino Petrone
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN 10: 1496455142
ISBN 13: 9781496455147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designed to Last Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER! “Ashley and Dino bring light and hope for relationships in this beautiful book. Explore Designed to Last with open eyes and an open heart, and discover how to find joy in the in-between.” —Liz Marie Galvan, bestselling author of Cozy White Cottage and LizMarieBlog Design a life intentionally. Grow faithfully. Create something beautiful that will last! Over half a million readers have joined the journey of Instagram sensations Ashley and Dino Petrone. Through their popular online community Arrows and Bow, Ashley and Dino share their adventures, mishaps, and joys of building a life together using an unexpected element: design. Now, in their much-anticipated debut book, Ashley and Dino invite readers into their home and relationship through their trademark honest and hilarious storytelling. They share both never-before-revealed and fan-favorite stories, including getting engaged after only three weeks! why they chose to wait until their wedding night moving into an RV with three kids (and they’re still speaking to each other!) the unexpected, painful circumstances that led them to find deeper hope turning Ashley’s creative hobby into a thriving business . . . and so. much. more! Ashley and Dino are the first to say they don’t have all the answers, but they welcome you to join them as they share the struggles and successes that come from intentionally staying committed to God and each other. Because when you build with faith, creativity, and love as the foundation . . . you build something designed to last. Includes exclusive photos and bonus DIY decorating tips!

Built to Last

Built to Last
Author: Aurora Rey
Publsiher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1626395535
ISBN 13: 9781626395534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built to Last Book Review:

Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she knows nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow. Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family’s construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living. When Olivia hires Joss to do the renovations on her new home, the sparks fly, in more ways than one. It turns out both women have a lot to learn about life, love, and the meaning of home. But when a scandal threatens Olivia’s professional reputation, it puts her priorities and her newfound love on the line.

Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction
Author: Richard Foster,Sarah Kaplan
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-04-20
ISBN 10: 0307779319
ISBN 13: 9780307779311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Destruction Book Review:

Turning conventional wisdom on its head, a Senior Partner and an Innovation Specialist from McKinsey & Company debunk the myth that high-octane, built-to-last companies can continue to excel year after year and reveal the dynamic strategies of discontinuity and creative destruction these corporations must adopt in order to maintain excellence and remain competitive. In striking contrast to such bibles of business literature as In Search of Excellence and Built to Last, Richard N. Foster and Sarah Kaplan draw on research they conducted at McKinsey & Company of more than one thousand corporations in fifteen industries over a thirty-six-year period. The industries they examined included old-economy industries such as pulp and paper and chemicals, and new-economy industries like semiconductors and software. Using this enormous fact base, Foster and Kaplan show that even the best-run and most widely admired companies included in their sample are unable to sustain their market-beating levels of performance for more than ten to fifteen years. Foster and Kaplan's long-term studies of corporate birth, survival, and death in America show that the corporate equivalent of El Dorado, the golden company that continually outperforms the market, has never existed. It is a myth. Corporations operate with management philosophies based on the assumption of continuity; as a result, in the long term, they cannot change or create value at the pace and scale of the markets. Their control processes, the very processes that enable them to survive over the long haul, deaden them to the vital and constant need for change. Proposing a radical new business paradigm, Foster and Kaplan argue that redesigning the corporation to change at the pace and scale of the capital markets rather than merely operate well will require more than simple adjustments. They explain how companies like Johnson and Johnson , Enron, Corning, and GE are overcoming cultural "lock-in" by transforming rather than incrementally improving their companies. They are doing this by creating new businesses, selling off or closing down businesses or divisions whose growth is slowing down, as well as abandoning outdated, ingrown structures and rules and adopting new decision-making processes, control systems, and mental models. Corporations, they argue, must learn to be as dynamic and responsive as the market itself if they are to sustain superior returns and thrive over the long term. In a book that is sure to shake the business world to its foundations, Creative Destruction, like Re-Engineering the Corporation before it, offers a new paradigm that will change the way we think about business.

Good to Great

Good to Great
Author: James Charles Collins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0712676090
ISBN 13: 9780712676090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good to Great Book Review:

Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how?After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to

Homeownership Built to Last

Homeownership Built to Last
Author: Eric S. Belsky,Christopher E. Herbert,Jennifer H. Molinsky
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press with the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2014-06-27
ISBN 10: 0815725647
ISBN 13: 9780815725640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homeownership Built to Last Book Review:

The ups and downs in housing markets over the past two decades are without precedent, and the costs—financial, psychological, and social—have been enormous. Yet Americans overwhelmingly still aspire to homeownership, and many still view access to homeownership as an important ingredient for building wealth among historically disadvantaged groups. This timely volume reexamines the goals, risks, and rewards of homeownership in the wake of the housing bubble and subprime lending crisis. Housing, real estate, and finance experts explore the role of government in supporting homeownership, deliberate how homeownership can be made more sustainable, and discuss how best to balance affordability, access, and risk, particularly for minorities and lowincome families. Contributors: Eric S. Belsky (JCHS); Raphael W. Bostic (University of Southern California); Mark Calabria (Cato Institute); Kaloma Cardwell (University of California, Berkeley); Mark Cole (Hope LoanPort); J. Michael Collins (University of Wisconsin–Madison); Marsha J. Courchane (Charles River Associates); Andrew Davidson (Andrew Davidson and Co.); Christopher E. Herbert (JCHS); Leonard C. Kiefer (Freddie Mac); Alex Levin (Andrew Davidson and Co.); Adam J. Levitin (Georgetown University Law Center); Mark R. Lindblad (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Jeffrey Lubell (Abt Associates); Patricia A. McCoy (University of Connecticut School of Law); Daniel T. McCue (JCHS); Jennifer H. Molinsky (JCHS); Stephanie Moulton (Ohio State University); john a. powell (University of California–Berkeley); Roberto G. Quercia (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Janneke H. Ratcliffe (University of North Carolina); Carolina Reid (University of California–Berkeley); William M. Rohe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Rocio Sanchez-Moyano (JCHS); Susan Wachter (University of Pennsylvania); Peter M. Zorn (Freddie Mac)

Built to Last

Built to Last
Author: Michael Murphy
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1544387482
ISBN 13: 9781544387482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built to Last Book Review:

Building change for the long game When we fundamentally commit to putting our students first, we must also commit to making changes in current practices that will last over time This practical, thoughtful book walks school leaders through the what, how, and why of a holistic change architecture to move teams toward impactful changes that will stand the test of time.. Readers will learn to: ? Organize and create conditions in which the adults and students can flourish ? Focus on phases of change and address important leadership practices that will move change forward and address resistance ? Apply two long-term stories of district change to their own particular contexts, so they can avoid mistakes and focus on strategies that work ? Create their own relationship-rich, personalized path for leading and managing sustained change

Great by Choice

Great by Choice
Author: Jim Collins,Morten T. Hansen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN 10: 0062121006
ISBN 13: 9780062121004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great by Choice Book Review:

Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

BE 2 0 Beyond Entrepreneurship 2 0

BE 2 0  Beyond Entrepreneurship 2 0
Author: Jim Collins,William Lazier
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0399564233
ISBN 13: 9780399564239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BE 2 0 Beyond Entrepreneurship 2 0 Book Review:

From Jim Collins, the most influential business thinker of our era, comes an ambitious upgrade of his classic, Beyond Entrepreneurship, that includes all-new findings and world-changing insights. What's the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come? Nine years before the publication of his epochal bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship. Beyond Entrepreneurship left a definitive mark on the business community, influencing the young pioneers who were, at that time, creating the technology revolution that was birthing in Silicon Valley. Decades later, successive generations of entrepreneurs still turn to the strategies outlined in Beyond Entrepreneurship to answer the most pressing business questions. BE 2.0 is a new and improved version of the book that Jim Collins and Bill Lazier wrote years ago. In BE 2.0, Jim Collins honors his mentor, Bill Lazier, who passed away in 2005, and reexamines the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship with his 2020 perspective. The book includes the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship, as well as four new chapters and fifteen new essays. BE 2.0 pulls together the key concepts across Collins' thirty years of research into one integrated framework called The Map. The result is a singular reading experience, which presents a unified vision of company creation that will fascinate not only Jim's millions of dedicated readers worldwide, but also introduce a new generation to his remarkable work.

Built to Last a Lifetime

Built to Last a Lifetime
Author: Elizabeth Durbin,Dr. Ernest Matuschka
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2012-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781475953763
ISBN 13: 1475953763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built to Last a Lifetime Book Review:

This is a novel of old Kentucky, set in the late 1700s and early 1800s, at about the time that Daniel Boone was making his reputation. It was a time when people from the eastern states were moving into the Kentucky territory and staking a claim on land, providing that they built a shelter, cleared some land and raised a crop. This is an historical novel, which means that the history and setting are accurate but the people are fictional. The dialect used in this book reflects the language style that was spoken by the early settlers in Kentucky. It should be noted that while there is adventure in this book, there is a minimum of descriptive violence and an absence of sexual content. It was written for young readers, say from ten to adult years. It is an excellent way to read and enjoy early American History, with the intensity of a good novel.

Built to Last

Built to Last
Author: Erin Hahn
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN 10: 1250827108
ISBN 13: 9781250827104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built to Last Book Review:

"I loved this delightful romance about makeovers of old homes, old personas, and relationships that never had a chance to launch. A sweet, charming reminder of what you can build with a strong foundation." - Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways Shelby Springfield has spent the last ten years trying to overcome her past, sanding it away like she does the rough spots on the vintage furniture finds she makes over. But as a former child star, it’s hard to forget a mediocre pop career, a meltdown widely documented by the paparazzi, and a huge public break with her former co-star Lyle Jessup. It’s also hard to forget her other co-star and childhood sweetheart, Cameron Riggs -- the one who got away. Anytime Shelby has called, Cameron has come running... And then he runs right off again to chase stories around the world by making documentaries, too scared to admit what he really wants. But when Lyle stirs the pot, getting the two back in the spotlight with a home renovation show, Cameron can't help but come on board. There's something in it for everyone -- almost. Cameron wants to come home and set down some roots. Shelby wants to prove to the world she's not the messy party girl anymore. And Lyle wants to twist the screws on his two childhood friends who had more chemistry than he could dream of with anyone. Sparks and sawdust fly as Shelby and Cameron film the pilot for "Homemade" and battle Lyle’s shenanigans at every turn. Erin Hahn's Built to Last is a sparkling second chance romance about owning what you’re worth and fighting for the one who got away.

Built to Win

Built to Win
Author: John Schuerholz,Larry Guest
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-12-14
ISBN 10: 0446554170
ISBN 13: 9780446554176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built to Win Book Review:

He lost two Cy Young winners in two years, signed a 47-year-old to be his starting first baseman, played 17 rookies in 2005, and still took his team to the playoffs. Baseball is John Schuerholz's world--everyone is just playing in it. Now, in BUILT TO WIN, the legendary manager takes readers behind the scenes of the most successful franchise in recent history--and shows how his unique philosophies and leadership have helped the Atlanta Braves achieve something no team has ever come close to accomplishing. He candidly peels back the curtain, from his first World Series with the Kansas City Royals to his departure for the struggling Braves. No sooner did Schuerholz arrive than they won their first title in 1991...and the rest is history.

Built to Last

Built to Last
Author: Geoff Laughton
Publsiher: Crescendo Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780996426947
ISBN 13: 0996426949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Built to Last Book Review:

If you decide you're finally going to find the perfect place to live and put the house of your dreams on that spot, you'd never do it without the best possible construction techniques, methods, materials, and finishes. Yet when it comes to your dream relationship, it's rare that any of that happens. Your average couple doesn't stop to design their relationship. Instead they get mesmerized by intense attraction and desire, believing that love will be enough to get them through and keep them happy over the long haul. Banking on this is, no doubt, a significant factor in why marriage rates are going down and divorce rates remain discouragingly high. Relationship Architect Geoff Laughton has spent the last 20 years helping individuals and couples design, build, and learn to maintain their ideal relationship, based on time-tested techniques, perspectives, and ways of communicating, many of which were learned in the course of Geoff doing those exact steps with his own marriage of over three decades. Based on that experience, as well as wisdom gained from working with over 1000 people, Geoff has noticed that men, in particular, are extremely challenged in knowing how to be masters of co-creating conscious, sacred relationships, while their partners struggle to understand how their partner could be so challenged in that regard. With Built To Last: Designing & Maintaining a Passionate, Loving and Lasting Relationship, Geoff has created a book that synthesizes over 30 years of experience, techniques, tools, and instructional stories from his practice that will allow men and their partners to no longer grope in the dark for solutions to their frustrations and confusions. This book will help you learn how you can proactively avoid traps that fell the average relationship, how to have your best chance of restoring a near-crumbling relationship, and ways to design a relationship in a conscious way so that you're each able to be inter-dependent allies and champions for your needs and dreams. Better still, this book lays it out in a real, pragmatic, and straight-talking way that doesn't require a Ph.D. in psychology to understand the possibilities.