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Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution by Joseph Folkman, Jack Zenger

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CHAPTER 3

SPEED LAWS

One author, Joe Folkman, remembers sitting in his grade school classroom and having the teacher talk about what things would be like in the future. In the 1930s with new discoveries and substantial increases in productivity, John Maynard Keynes predicted that people would work much less and engage in leisure much more. He actually predicted that the work day would be 3 hours per day, or 15 hours a week. Joe recalls, “Our teacher told us about this prediction. I remember thinking about how great that would be. I would be spending more time playing baseball and hanging out with my friends and less time working.” It’s clearly apparent that ...

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