Book Summary: “Change or Die” by Alan Deutschman. Subtitled The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, the book asks the question. Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? If you didn’t, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change matter. In this excerpt from the introduction to his new book, Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, Alan Deutschman.

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Then the second half of the book applies the theory to making changes in one’s own life.

Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life

They knew how to do that. If you have ever wondered how lasting change can dis effect, then read this book. Open Preview See a Problem?

Add both to Cart Add both to List. He talked about patients whose arteries are so clogged that any kind of exertion is terribly painful for them.

Frank had the notion that the whole point of his study was wrong: For example, chapter on “Changing a Loved One” just summarized Bill Gates’ relationship with his mother, and really failed to give any practical advice on applying it to your OWN life. He has lots of specialized skills and abilities.

I have very few close friends and I doubt our circles overlap in any real sense. Xlan observes that when significant change does occur, it is because the organization or individual has engaged three keys to make this change happen.

Essential reading for business leaders as well akan those who just want to improve their own lives, but don’t have the first idea about HOW to get started or if they have any real hope of succeeding. Then read this book. People respond more positively to empathy, to others who know what they are experiencing and have successfully overcome it, also the power of community can provide very strong reinforcement deutshman support, that is basis behind the success of group therapy. A lot of names used a little hard to follow.


I’m buying it for everyone on my team and in my personal mastermind group. I felt like an accomplished, successful person, yet Aoan had this one area where it was clear that I needed to change.

The Three Keys to Change

They will become much clearer once we go through the real-world examples. Three key points for change oneself: Merzenich says that people who live to 85 have a chance of being senile. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It’s a simple premise- three steps to change- 1. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Then we label the fact as irrational, crazy, or stupid. What if a well-informed, trusted authority figure said you had to make difficult and enduring changes deutscjman the way you think and act? He thought he could revive the company through maneuvers such as selling assets and cutting costs. Deutschman’s core argument is that the key to making change are the relationships that you have with people around you.

Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life by Alan Deutschman

I was a staff writer at the monthly business magazine Fast Companywhich focused on topics of change and innovation. So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. To ask other readers questions about Change or Dieplease sign up. Since the neurological patterns form based on experience, corporate culture tends to be self-reinforcing — people come to see a particular way of doing business as normal, and normal feels right.

Not the overblown exhortations of a rabid boss, or a slick motivational speaker, or a self-dramatizing CEO. This book is about the process of change. Why does the Ornish program succeed while the conventional approach has failed?


We start with an emotional bond knowing they believe in us. But as I said in the very first sentence, it was a pretty interesting read. Book Summaries Looking for a good book? Every month I would write about yet another person who had managed to create profound change within a company or particular business.

The feeling of hope is essential, and it comes partly from the logical side — seeing results — and largely from something less tangible.

But three years from the start, the study found, 77 percent of the patients had stuck with these lifestyle changes—and safely avoided the need for heart surgery.

Then the knockout blow was delivered by Dr. Was that clearly and directly written? But I could see it being useful to someone who needs an introduction to the subject material.

A Hope for Change: Alan Deutschman on Change or Die

The workers fought with one another so fiercely that the national headquarters of the United Auto Workers had to seize control of the local branch. Some changes we choose, some we don’t. Jan 18, Annette rated it really liked it Recommended to Annette by: The key factor was the chemistry of the emotionally charged relationship formed by the patient and the therapist or the group, not the specific theories or techniques that differentiated the particular school of therapy.

Enablers of Change Deutschman discusses some important enablers of change, such as: The breakthrough insights sprang from research conducted half a century ago by Dr. Look again at the case of heart patients. Not the overblown exhortations of a rabid boss, or a maniacal coach, or a slick motivational speaker, or a self-dramatizing chief executive officer or political leader.