Double Your Profits: In Six Months or Less by Bob Fifer
“Double your profits: in six months or less,” says management consultant Fifer, simply by following his rather Draconian cost-cutting suggestions. Fifer shares his Fortune 500 consulting experiences with these 78 ways to leave your losses, such as eliminating unnecessary management, bidding on supplier goods, paying invoices later, and controlling all expenses at the top. Of this list, 24 are standard customer service and sales rep motivation tips, all more completely covered elsewhere. Furthermore, in today’s lean organizations, most of these decisions have already been implemented. Executives now are focusing on the real cost control that comes from unnecessary process steps, rework, and management tampering. Pass on this one.
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Double Your Profits: In Six Months or Less: Reviews
“Double Your Profits: In Six Months or Less is terrific … it’s insightful, practical, and comprehensive.” — Larry Bossidy, Chairman and CEO, Allied Signal/Honeywell
A highly readable, eminently common sensical guidepost to success in business. Every chapter is a mini-refresher course on controlling costs, satisfying customers, motivating people, improving profits and building pride. It’s a safe bet Double Your Profits will be a high-yield investment. –Norman R. Augustine, Chairman and CEO, Martin Marietta
I’ve given Double Your Profits to many colleagues and clients over the last few years. Best book my wife ever gave me. Best common sense business book I’ve ever read. It’s a book that needs to be read periodically by any business owner and their associaties. –Ted Fagan, President, Eco Mist Solutions Inc.
I made Double Your Profits required reading for all the up and coming assistants I trained. We increased our sales and nearly tripled our profits in one year! This book is one of my top five “must-have” books on business/life. –Mark W. Shelby, CKMS
Mr. Fifer doesn’t hold back anything. His sage advice rolls off of every page. If it’s time for you to get a wake-up call about your business, this could be the bell. –The Net Review of Business Books
“Simple and straightforward.” — –Jack Welch, Chairman of GE