Sullied by scandal, on the brink of financial disaster, and with federal investigators, bankers, and the press at its door, the Salt Lake Organizing Committee's senior managers admitted the organization was paralyzed.
But Romney had too much American patriotism to let it become a catastrophe for his country. So he accepted the biggest turnaround challenge of his life.
In Turnaround, Romney reveals how he tackled the seemingly insurmountable obstacles facing the Salt Lake Winter Games. In Turnaround, you'll learn how Romney and his management team:
* eliminated a financial crisis and delivered a profitable Olympic Games;
* built a culture of excellence that inspired gold medal performances from the employees;
* skillfully won the support of government officials, corporate sponsors, local residents, athletes and the international Olympic movement.
With Romney at the helm, and through the teamwork, tenacity, and creativity of the staff he assembled and supported, the organizing committee succeeded against the odds in producing one of the finest Olympic Games ever-a proud moment for America, a great installment in Olympic history, and a valuable object lesson in what effective management and leadership can do.
Mitt Romney is the Governor of Massachusetts. Before he was elected Governor, he led the Salt Lake Organizing Committee as its President and CEO. In 1984, Mr. Romney founded Bain Capital, a successful venture capital and investment company, and later became CEO of Bain & Company. An active member of his church and in charitable activities, Mr. Romney and his wife Ann have five sons, five daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Approached this book as a History of Utah... a lot of "Ra-Ra-Romney" and plenty of shouts out to all the great people who made it happen. Read morePublished 13 days ago by D. Parker
Excellent play by play explanation of running the Olympics and organizing the leadership amidst the initial tumultuous circumstance. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joe Meservy
When one thinks about it, the amount of organization an Olympics games requires is mind-boggling. There is construction or procurement of venues for the events themselves, housing... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Andrew Collins
Reading this book warmed me up to Mitt Romney. Although Mitt Romney IS Corporate America, his documenting of a successful, thoughtful 2002 Winter Olympics arguably makes this book... Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. A. Kunzler
I'm sick of self-aggrandizing politicians with pockets full of cash who tell us stories about their derring do even when those stories are a pack of baloney. Read morePublished 11 months ago by zemilideias
Wonderful book for anyone with a big task on their hands. Put your political views aside and read this book.Published 14 months ago by seun
The story of how Romney took over the Olympics and made it a success is detailed in this book. Names were named and situations were described. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John C. Pooley
Mitt Romney took the Olympics from a 40 million dollar deficite to the Olympics making money when he took over the 2001 Olympics. Read morePublished 23 months ago by beehive99
If you are hoping to learn more about Mitt's personal life, this is not your book. If you want tedious minutiae regarding the long-forgotten Salt Lake City Olympics, this is the... Read morePublished on October 9, 2012 by Britten Snider