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Rapid Retooling: Developing World-Class Organizations in a Rapidly Changing World by Antione Gershel, Lawrence Polsky

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Acknowledgments

 

 

We would first like to thank Sandy. Hurricane Sandy, that is. Sandy became the perfect example of a “rapid retooling” situation. In the final week of writing, three days before our manuscript was due, Sandy hit the East coast. We had planned to meet in New York City for three days to put the finishing touches on our book. Instead, without electricity and in the midst of chaos, we had to come up with a new writing process. Lawrence sat in his car so he could keep his phone—our substitute communication channel—charged, as we worked on restructuring and editing our chapters. While working on the book, we were also busy tending to the urgent needs of family and friends in the aftermath of the storm. In the end, we applied the ...

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