The Endeavor Paradigm
How to Run Anything Reasonably Well
by A. Robert Pierce
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 23 Aug 2019 | Archive Date 11 Apr 2020
Salem Author Services, Mill City Press
Does success follow simple rules? It is hard to believe success in any one endeavor follows the same pattern as success in any other endeavor. But that is the hypothesis The Endeavor Paradigm sets out to develop and prove. Using six simple terms, turned into six questions, inverted into six precepts and glued together with one critical key, The Endeavor Paradigm emerges as the pattern for success in any type of undertaking.
Starting with a simple premise, but moving through ever more complexities, The Endeavor Paradigm illustrates the assertion that running anything reasonably well is actually pretty good.
The Endeavor Paradigm can be used to initiate an endeavor, or to sharpen the effectiveness or efficiency of an endeavor, or to locate the source of one or more troublesome problems plaguing an endeavor. But the solutions to these actions always come back to applying The Endeavor Paradigm properly.
Along the way The Endeavor Paradigm identifies multiple “ah-ha’s” and insights that can help any endeavor to run reasonably well.
A. Robert “Bob” Pierce is a retired attorney. After practicing law in a small town in Missouri for 11 years, he was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission where he was introduced to the necessity of management and leadership.
Following a four-year stint on the commission, the last two of which he served as chairman, he and his family moved to Detroit, Michigan where he worked for 24 years for the Detroit Edison Company, the local electric utility. During his employment with Detroit Edison, mostly as an attorney, he also served five years as the company’s Manager of Marketing and two years as a member of the company’s strategic planning group.
He and his wife, Sharon, reside in Auburn Hills, Michigan and enjoy visiting their three children and spouses and eight grandchildren.