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What I am Reading… Upstream

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My Quick Review of this Book:

How long of a Read: 

  • Medium Read (5-6 hours)

The Good:

  • Changing the mindset from downstream reaction to upstream intervention
  • Lots of examples for applying upstream thinking to various areas of our lives
  • 3 Barriers to Upstream Thinking
    • Problem Blindness, A Lack of Ownership, Tunneling
  • 7 Questions for Upstream Leaders
    • How will you unite the right people?
    • How will you change the system?
    • Where can you find a point of leverage?
    • How will you get early warning of the problem?
    • How will you know you are succeeding?
    • How will you avoid doing harm?
    • Who will pay for what does NOT happen?

What Could Be Better:

  • Some concepts may be obvious to some readers and some of the chapters feel long drawn out

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