Midterm : Book Reflection : ' A Book ' By Choice Profiles Companies Through A Matched Pair Scenario

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Midterm:Book Reflection

Executive Synopsis

[147] Great by Choice profiles companies through a matched pair scenario: two teams, a scoreboard and performance trends. The matched pair concept is a 15 year scorecard between these companies, this methodology shows the real results and can be used in several different scenarios. The book also highlights that both sides count, it looks at the disastrous moves made by organizations and understanding both the successes and failures which creates a great roadmap to success. Great by Choice is packed with relevant information that pertains to public health, there are several core components which are implemented in the framework of public health practice such as: 10xers, 20 mile march, fire bullets then cannonballs, SMaC, productive paranoia, fanatic discipline, empirical creativity and return on luck. Through understanding and applying each core concept, organizations will succeed and lastly, no matter the circumstance we are free to be great by choice.

Prompt 1

[455] The 20 Mile March in the book is used as a metaphor to describe consistency, productivity and efficiency through any given situation. The book compares two groups of explorers that had the same goal, which was to reach the south pole. Each group used different tactics to reach their final destination. Group A set a minimal standard which was to march 20 miles every day regardless of any situation. Group B wanted to march according…

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