- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 2, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470504560
- ISBN-13: 978-0470504567
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
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"Two words, one powerful philosophy. Everything Counts! is a must-read if there ever was one!"—Ivan R. Misner, PhD, founder andChairman, BNI (Business Network International)
"Gary Ryan Blair is a man on a mission to inspire, promote, andcelebrate excellence. You simply must read this book!"—LesBrown, New York Times bestselling author of Live Your Dreams
"A must-read for anyone who values quality and customerservice....Everything Counts! is a road map to excellence forprofessionals, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and everydayfolks."—Charmaine Russo, Manager, IBM Corporation
"Paying attention to the small stuff makes a huge difference.Everything Counts! provides a simple, transparent, and powerfulexecution strategy that works. I highly recommend it!"—HarryPaul, coauthor of Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale andImprove Results
"Every once in a while, a book comes along that delivers atransformational message appropriate for the boardroom, classroom,locker room, and living room. Everything Counts! is that kind ofbook. It is a treasure that can and should be enjoyed byall."—Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of TheTraveler's Gift and The Noticer
"Everything Counts! is a great find and must-read. It superblyachieves the goal of providing a road map to excellence, both forindividuals and organizations. But the true genius of the book isits universal relevance, as it combines a highly effectivecommonsense approach with frank guidance to enhance results in allareas of life."—Bill Bartmann, Billionaire Business Coach
"A book becomes a 'classic' when it is the definitive referencesource on a subject matter. Everything Counts is destined to becomea 'classic' while serving as the guiding philosophy for anyonecommitted to excellence."
—Brian Tracy, Best Selling Author, How the Best Leaders Lead
"What do Olympic Gold Medalists, Academy Award Winners, andNoble Laureates all have in common? Answer: They all have apassionate obsession with excellence, and they all make everythingcount. Buy this book... it show you how to become one of the greatones!"
—Dr Lyle Koca, Koca Chiropractic Clinic
"In writing Everything Counts! Gary Ryan Blair has given us amuch needed blueprint for defining excellence while reminding usthat small is indeed beautiful. This book brilliantly demonstrateshow very small differences when consistently practiced producequality results."
—Bobbi DePorter, President, Quantum Learning Network
"Everyone once in a while a book comes along that delivers atransformational message appropriate for the Boardroom, Classroom,Locker Room and Living Room. Everything Counts is that kind ofbook. It is a treasure that can and should be enjoyed byall."
—Andy Andrews, New York Times Best-Selling Author of TheTraveler's Gift & The Noticer
"Everything Counts is a manifesto for unleashing exponentialperformance improvement in organizations worldwide. This powerfulphilosophy has transformed the success of my law practice and lentitself to the re-defining of the way I look at the practice oflaw.
—Tom Anelli, Managing Partner, Anelli Law
"Two words, one powerful philosophy. Everything Counts is a mustread if there ever was one!"
—Ivan R. Misner PhD, Founder and Chairman, BNI (BusinessNetwork International)
"Gary Ryan Blair is a man on a mission to inspire, promote andcelebrate excellence. You simply must read this book!"
—Les Brown, New York Times best-selling Author of Live YourDreams
"Everything Counts is a profoundly important message forsucceeding in school and in life. Blair brilliantly points out thatexcellence is achieved via qualitative, not quantitative shifts indeveloping skills. This is an important book that matters."
—Randy Tarkington, >Senior Director of ResidentialEducation Vanderbilt University
"A must read for anyone who values quality and customerservice.... Everything Counts is a "Roadmap to Excellence" forprofessionals, entrepreneurs, entertainers and everydayfolks."
—Charmaine Russo, Manager, IBM Corporation
"Blair brilliantly focuses on excellence as a sustainablecompetitive weapon. Like the air we breathe, we too often take thiscritical intangible for granted. As Blair makes perfectly clear, wedo so at our ultimate competitive peril"
—Steven P. Sitkowski, President, Dynetech
"In life and business, a commitment to excellence is one of thewisest decisions you'll ever make. In Everything Counts, Blairconvincingly demonstrates how excellence is the fundamentalbuilding block for running a great business and enjoying awonderful quality of life."
—Donna Curry, Development Director, Subway
"Blair convincingly validates our experience at Falcon Jet-thatpaying attention to the hundreds of small details has a bottom-lineimpact on results. When we make everything count by sweating thesmall stuff, profits go up while costs come down. This principleapplies not only in our professional relationships with customers,business partners, and team members but also in our personalrelationships."
—Bob Fantozzi, Senior Manager, Dassault Falcon
"Blair's insights around excellence and execution are right onthe money. Paying attention to even the smallest of details is notjust common sense, it's good business, as excellence builds apowerful brand, loyal customers, repeat business, and enhancedprofitability. Buy Everything Counts, it will inspire you togreatness!"
—Jeramy Freeman, CEO, Well Rounded Fitness
"Everything Counts is a great find and must read. It superblyachieves the goal of providing a roadmap to excellence, both forindividuals and organizations. But the true genius of the book isits universal relevance, as it combines a highly effectivecommon-sense approach with frank guidance to enhance results in allareas of life."
—Bill Bartmann, Billionaire Business Coach
"Read this book and find that the overarching philosophy ofEverything Counts, when applied in business and in life, yieldsimmediate results in performance and satisfaction. Gary Ryan Blairhas refined this concept and provides the reader with the shortestdistance between understanding and actually taking on personalresponsibility. Read it with a pen at hand - it's excellent!"
—David Corbin, Author, Illuminate: Breakthrough Results UsingThe Positive Power of Negative Thinking
I admit that I was a little dubious when Gary first asked me towrite an endorsement for Everything Counts! After all, I am a bigpicture kind of guy who sees everything in my business and that ofmy clients from a 50,000 foot point of view. Then I started readingthe book and everything in it, down to the tiniest detail, makessense. Everything really does count. Every detail, every customer,every action we take counts. A fabulous read!
—Tom Wheelwright, CEO of ProVision Wealth
"Paying attention to the small stuff makes a huge difference.Everything Counts provides a simple, transparent and powerfulexecution strategy that works. I highly recommend it!"
—Harry Paul, Coauthor, FISH! A Remarkable Way to Boost Moraleand Improve Results
"Never before have I seen a philosophy resonate so deeply withhow we run our restaurants than Everything Counts! This simple, yetprofound message provides a roadmap for excellence and qualityresults. It will challenge you to pay attention to the details ofyour work while enjoying each step of the process. My advice toanyone who is determined to build a legacy of excellence is to readthis book. You'll be glad you did!"
—Jason Thomas, President, Papa Gallo's Restaurants
"Everything Counts strikes at the heart of the Martial Arts asit's a commitment to excellence and focus on detail which help tocreate a Black Belt Champion. As a Master in the Martial Arts andentrepreneur, I'm a strong believer in repetition of solidfundamentals...Gary is an expert at getting you excited about thosesimple yet necessary skills for success and achievement."
—Kyoshi Steve LaVallee, 8th Degree Black, Chief MasterInstructor, CEO, USA Black Belt Champions
"In life, everything you do creates who and what you are. GaryRyan Blair wrote a book called Everything Counts! This is a mustread for anyone who truly wants to raise their game. He hascrystallized the true meaning of excellence and quality bystressing that very small differences, consistently practiced,produce superior results. Read it; use it; and don't loan it out(because you won't get it back)...most importantly, make everythingyou do count!"
—Dr Len Schwartz, CEO, Chiropractic Marketing Solutions
"Adopting the "Everything Counts" approach has greatly impactedthe daily work I perform as a parent and educator. Espousing theseessential core values has lead my students and family to greaterfocus, better use of time, and inspiration to try new things.Teaching kids the important link between all actions andconsequences cannot only produce immediate, positive changes; it isalso great practice for life. Easy to read, practical, andinspiring, this book belongs on every living room, boardroom, andclassroom shelf!
—Katie Post, Executive Director, Your Partners in Education,Inc.