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The Age of Speed: A New Perspective for Thriving in a More-Faster-Now World


Vince Poscente



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Format: Paperback, 231pp.
ISBN: 9780345506191
Publisher: Bard Press
Pub. Date: August 26, 2008

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For everyone feeling trampled by the speed of life and business, author Vince Poscente reveals how to get ahead of the rush once and for all in The Age of Speed. Unraveling the notion that in today's world we need to slow down, Poscente illustrates why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for those seeking less stress, less busyness, and more balance.

Unraveling the notion that in today’s world we need to slow down, Poscente illustrates why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for those seeking less stress, less busyness, and more balance. The Age of Speed shows this and other groundbreaking revelations at work with case studies drawn from renegade companies such as Snapple, Netflix, Samsung, and Geico. And in the tradition of Freakonomics and The Tipping Point, a storyteller’s voice enlivens its provocative research and counterintuitive insights.

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"The Age of Speed is your bible to surf the speed tsunami that's overtaking business and life."
—Scott Cook, Chairman and Co-Founder, Intuit


"A must-read for anyone caught in the blur between life and work where communication is instant, timelines are tightening, and results are expected immediately."
—Barbara Beck, President, Manpower, Inc., Europe, Middle East, and Africa


"Seek out speed and celebrate it as your most powerful tool in the global race for better business, a better life, and a better world."
—Michael Lister, Chairman and CEO, Jackson Hewitt, Inc.


"In a very fun, engaging, and information style, Vince Poscente illuminates how to navigate our new world of more, faster, now. His counterintuitive notion of embracing speed rather than coping with it will change the way people live and work."
—Stephen M.R. Covey, Author, The Speed Of Trust


 
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At the age of thirty, Vince Poscente learned that 16.572 seconds could forever change a life. Sure -- standing atop a mountain knowing that in just over 16 seconds he would cover 2/3rds of a mile, exceed 135 mph and hopefully launch himself into the Olympic record books is remarkable, but consider this: Vince Poscente went from recreational skier to the Olympic Gold Medal round in just four short years. A renowned speaker, author, 1992 Olympic Winter Games Speed Skiing Finalist, 5 Time National Speed Skiing Record Holder (135 Mph) and 2 Time National Speed Skiing Champion, Vince Poscente is one of the country’s leading experts on achieving peak performance. Since the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, Poscente has used his understanding of speed and focus within his successful business career. An expert communicator, Poscente is the former VP of Marketing for North America’s largest real-estate investment services corporation. Poscente holds a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.

A highly regarded and sought-after business consultant, Poscente works with leading corporations around the nation and across industry lines. As CEO of Be Invinceable Group, Vince and his team are dedicated to helping companies and corporate leaders learn to ignite their vision and execute their strategies to eclipse their competition.

Among Vince’s clients are Intel, Microsoft, Pfizer, IBM, Nestlé, Fed Ex, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Hallmark, Prudential, Merrill Lynch, GSA, AT&T, GE Capital, American Airlines, Honeywell, John Deere, Burger King, The United States Postal Service, New York Life, Astra Zeneca, Canon, EDS, Hewlett Packard, Young Presidents’ Organization, American Automobile Association and countless others.


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Table of Contents
 
Prefacevii
 
The Speed Phenomenon1
A More-Faster-Now Revolution2
Want + Need + Access10
Supply and Demand16
More Life, Please22
Evolution27
Ahead of Our Own Curve28
Naughty, Naughty Speed32
I Hate You, but I Want You38
Honey, It's Not What You Think42
Smelling the Roses46
A Love Triangle: Time, Quality, and Cost52
Breaking Up with Resistance56
The Big Blur63
Out of Bounds64
Making a New Pie70
Defining Our Pie80
Four Profiles83
Speed, Success, and Failure84
Zeppelins88
Balloons94
Bottle Rockets100
Jets108
Agility115
Bats116
Sensing Opportunity120
Being Flexible126
Responding to Change130
Aerodynamics135
200136
It's a Drag140
An Exercise inConsciousness146
Too Much of a Good Thing152
Off the Desk and Out of the Inbox158
Alignment163
Racing Across a Tightrope164
Authentic Purpose168
The Aligned Organization174
The Aligned Individual180
Desperately Seeking Simplicity184
Harnessing the Power of Speed191
Aikido192
Anticipating Speed198
Seeking Speed204
Conclusion208
 
Applications210
Tips and Tricks from the Age of Speed216
Notes226
Credits232
Index236


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