The Difference: When Good Enough Isn't Enough

The Difference: When Good Enough Isn't Enough

If you saw a toothpick on the floor, what would you do? This seemingly innocuous question was posed to Subir Chowdhury by one of his longtime clients, and ultimately lead him to a profound realization: good enough is not enough. The best processes in the world won't work without developing the kind of mindset -- a caring mindset -- that is needed to achieve real and susta...

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Title:The Difference: When Good Enough Isn't Enough
Author:Subir Chowdhury
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ISBN:0451496213
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages

The Difference: When Good Enough Isn't Enough Reviews

  • Anandi
    Aug 17, 2016
    Very excited for this book!...
  • Jim Razinha
    Oct 06, 2016
    I was able to get an advance read of the galleys for this book through NetGalley.Bottom Line Up Front: absurdly simple business "advice" book that despite being quite short, is overly long and full of narcissistic anecdotes. And sadly, undermining narcissism...pretty much every decent (and other) po...
  • James
    Nov 19, 2016
    This is a book advocating personal character in business by management consultant Subir Chowdhury (who also writes books on Six Sigma). This book is organized by the acronym STAR. Chowdhury argues that great leaders are straightforward, thoughtful, accountable (responsible and committed to their vis...
  • Runwright
    Nov 19, 2016
    The author used stories from his personal and professional experience to illustrate STAR - being straightforward, thoughtful, accountable and resolute to make a difference in your achievements. I read an electronic ARC of this book....
  • Matt
    Nov 21, 2016
    Chowdhury is the master of boiling down the essence of a complicated topic into simple to understand and apply message -- STAR Straightforward, Thoughtful, Accountable, Resolve. If everyone interacted using this approach, average workers and average companies would be transcended into great workers ...
  • Kinnari Pandya
    Nov 21, 2016
    It's a very good book. I truly believe, no matter where and when; STAR qualities are required for personal or organizational progress and in all for the betterment of society. If STAR is maintained all the time, quality in anything you do will follow. Worth reading at least once. The book is very si...
  • Partha
    Nov 21, 2016
    Sometimes in life, you read a book and keep pondering about events in your life and lessons learned. The Difference by Subir Chowdhury is a fascinating read on quality and its impact on people. A true real-life glimpse into quality pervading every facet of life. The STAR principles depicted through ...
  • Kathy Cowie
    Dec 30, 2016
    to be reviewed in the May-June issue of Global Business and Organizational Excellence....
  • Michelle Olms
    Jan 10, 2017
    Great book...
  • Shavon Jones
    Mar 13, 2017
    It is a quick read. It focuses on being a better person in the workplace and in life. The traits the author points out either exist or they don't exist within a person. I'm not sure that adults can develop them, especially in today's win at all costs environment where bad people not only get the gre...