Finished Reading Execution

Finished reading Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy. The book asserts that execution is a discipline integral to a successful strategy. Bossidy states it is the business leaders’ responsibility to make execution part of the corporate culture. It contains details of both successful and unsuccessful executions at corporations such as Dell, Johnson & Johnson, and Xerox. The examples support not only their how-to method for bringing execution to the forefront but also the need for it.

At first glimpse execution is a duh topic, we know you need execution to get something done, but this book sums up that topic and illustrates concrete methods to improve your teams execution. This is a solid book with great information written by industry leaders. The authors don’t bring anything new or ground breaking to light in Execution. With that said, new isn’t always better. Old tested ways can be better than a new theoretical idea. It’s good to get a reminder of solid time test concepts.


I began programming in C++ when I was in college. Odd for a business major, but hey I am a Dork. After college I got a job as System Administrator. As a System Administrator I was in charge of web administration. My journey as a PHP web developer had begun. Since that time I have gained an in depth knowledge of CSS, Javascript, XML and MySQL. With changes and advances to technology I have also began learning AJAX. I started Blue Fire Development to do freelance work in my spare time.

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