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The Change Maker: Preserving the Promise of America

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Entertaining, fast-paced, instructional, The Change Maker is not only a memoir, but a blueprint for how we can change our own lives, as well as the world around us, by providing personal lessons in the values of strategic thinking and responsible leadership. Through compelling true stories, both humorous and serious, Al Checchi demonstrates that through experience, vision, ...more
ebook, 268 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Open Road Media (first published January 1st 2011)
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The author chronicles the rise where his creativity, strategic thinking, and negotiating skills helped transform three major American institutions, Marriott Corporation, Walt Disney, and Northwest Airlines, and led him to challenge the California political establishment as a candidate for governor. Self serving novel with only opinions and not many facts.
Amanda Eckler
Yikes! I thought this would share some insight and tips on leadership and strategy, but from what I could gather the recommendation is "everything would be better if Al Checchi were in charge." There are a few nuggets of wisdom sprinkled in there, but this is mostly an opportunity for Checchi to name-drop (especially names of those he perceives as screw-ups) and brag.
Jim Drake
After finishing the first four chapters, I found myself wondering why I bought this book in the first place. I can't remember. And since I just finished a time management book, I feel convicted to not waste any more time on it.
Clare Cannon
A political autobiography that I couldn't relate to - I'm not the intended audience.
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Al Checchi was raised in Washington, DC. He played transformational roles at three American institutions: Marriott Corporation, the Walt Disney Company, and Northwest Airlines. In 1998, he took on the California political establishment as a candidate for governor. He wrote a strategic plan for California, The Checchi Plan, and has drafted a new “Declaration for Independence.” He is married and has ...more
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