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Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? Avoiding the Chain of Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Organization Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? Avoiding the Chain of Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Organization

by Robert E. Mittelstaedt, Jr.

Book Reviews

"I wish I had read this book earlier in my career. The examples and stories provide memorable ways to help you avoid the deadly chain of multiple mistakes."
--Lewis E. Platt, Chairman, The Boeing Company and retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett-Packard Company

"Failure -- what leader hasn't been there? The trick, as Bob Mittelstaedt's insights illustrate, is that you can and must avoid the type of unseen failures that drive you and your company off the proverbial cliff."
--Craig E. Weatherup, Former Chairman and CEO, The Pepsi-Cola Company

"Will Your Next Mistake Be Fatal? is a compelling and highly readable source book for any CEO navigating through the risks of today's business environment. Robert Mittelstaedt provides a wealth of insights into what can go wrong in any business -- even a 'successful' one -- and how to recognize and prevent the ensuing chain of mistakes which could take you down."
--Ronald D. Sugar, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Northrop Grumman Corporation

"We all believe mistakes are unavoidable. This book will teach you, through memorable examples, how to avoid the most common mistakes which can severely impact outcomes in the business world."
--Lewis E. Platt, Chairman, The Boeing Company and retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett-Packard Company

"Bob Mittelstaedt does a wonderful job of explaining, through well-known examples from the Titanic to the Columbia and many other well-known companies, that many 'accidents' are really 'incidents' with a long chain of mistakes, often going back many years and rooted in the institution's culture. This is a book well worth reading by those guiding business enterprises."
--Michael D. Zisman, Consultant to IBM Corporate Strategy, former IBM Vice President for Corporate Strategy, and Chief Executive Officer of Lotus Development Corporation