Saturday, November 05, 2005

Acknowledgments for The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook


The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook was improved by assistance from many people over a number of years, and space does not permit us to thank each person individually. We hope that each person who contributed will know we appreciate and care about them and are indebted for what they did for this book.

Although we received much assistance, responsibility for any errors or missed opportunities are ours alone.

A few contributors deserve special mention. First, we would like to thank Robert Metz for co-authoring The 2,000 Percent Solution. Without his ideas, skill and dedication, that book would have been much less helpful to readers. Second, we would like to thank again all those we acknowledged in The 2,000 Percent Solution. This book is based on the concepts in The 2,000 Percent Solution, and the strengths of that work are carried into this book. Third, we were greatly assisted in developing these materials through experiences gained in our educational activities with hundreds of CEOs. Thank you for taking time to learn about 2,000 percent solutions and sharing your thoughts about how to create them in your own organizations. Fourth, many of these materials were tested with graduate students in business administration, and we appreciate their sharing with us the 2,000 percent solutions they created. As their solutions became better and better, we knew that we were on the right track with these materials.

Finally, we would like to thank each other for the great support and many contributions each made during the book’s development.

Copyright 2005 Donald W. Mitchell

Table of Contents to The 2,000 Perent Solution Workbook




Part One: What Is a 2,000 Percent Solution?

Chapter 1: 2,000 Percent Solutions Are Available for Almost Any Activity

Chapter 2: Remove Stalls that Block 2,000 Percent Solutions

Part Two: Choose a 2,000 Percent Opportunity

Chapter 3: Select Opportunities that Help Performance in Many Areas

Chapter 4: Consider How Long It May Take to Create a 2,000 Percent Solution

Part Three: Apply the Stallbuster’s Guide in Eight Steps

Chapter 5: Step One: Understand the Importance of Measuring Performance

hapter 6: Step Two: Decide What New Measures Are Needed

Chapter 7: Step Three: Identify the Future Best Practice and Measure It

Chapter 8: Step Four: Implement Beyond the Future Best Practice

Chapter 9: Step Five: Identify the Theoretical Best Practice to Near Perfection

Chapter 10: Step Six: Pursue the Theoretical Best Practice to Near Perfection

Chapter 11: Step Seven: Identify the Right People and Provide the Right Motivation

Chapter 12: Step Eight: Repeat the First Seven Steps

Part Four: Help Others Learn How to Create and Implement 2,000 Percent Solutions

Chapter 13: Identify Values and Learning Styles and Adapt Your Assistance to Match

Chapter 14: How to Mentor Those Who Are Mentoring Others


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Copyright 2005 Donald W. Mitchell

Introduction to This Blog

Good morning, 2,000 Percent Solution Creators!

Are you feeling motivated this morning? I certainly hope so. I know that I am.

Back in 1998, Carol Coles, Robert Metz and I wrote The 2,000 Percent Solution. That book has been applied by thousands of people to create improvements that have helped millions. The book was an best seller in 1999 and was later selected by the Chinese government as one of ten American management books to help build 21st century China. For more information and free excerpts, go to To buy a paperback of the book, go to

Since 1998, we've taught this material to hundreds of CEOs around the world. To facilitate and improve that process, Carol Coles and I created The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook. Until now that invaluable resource has only been available to our clients and students.

In December 2005, The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook will be published, and you will be able to have your very own copy of this guide that has made millions for others.
The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook can help you create the same wonderful results!

As soon as the book is available on-line, I will post where you can purchase The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook.

As a loyal blog reader, I want to reward you with a free advance peek at this wonderful resource.

In future blog posts, I will include whole sections from that book. Look for them!

With best regards, much appreciation and all good wishes,

Donald W. Mitchell
Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2005 Donald W. Mitchell