So many people have helped us on this book, and we have learned from so many others over the years. We are grateful to all of them. And we would like to list them all—but that list would be at least in the hundreds. You know who you are—we sincerely thank you. There are some people we would like to thank by name who directly helped with this book. In fact, we could not have done it without them.

We would like to start by thanking Mr. Alan Mulally for his guidance, feedback, and hours of discussion time that he provided us on this project—incredible! He was one of Jim’s most important mentors at Ford and continues to remain a friend and confidant.

This project was a bit of an experiment. It was the first ever, three-way partnership ...

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