Larry Bossidy on Execution and Reality

The best-selling author talks about why companies need to review their business models and act before it's too late

Larry Bossidy is the rare former CEO who has made a seamless and highly successful transition into a second profession. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, written by the former chairman and CEO of Honeywell International (HON ) and AlliedSignal with management consultant Ram Charan, has been one of the very few successful management books of recent years. Since its 2002 publication, the book has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, spent 23 straight months near the top of the BusinessWeek Best-Seller List, and been translated into 19 languages. In October, Bossidy and Charan will publish a second book, Confronting Reality: Master the New Model for Success.

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