Summary of books by Subir
Bestselling author and quality guru Subir Chowdhury tackles a question that has haunted him in his work with many of the world’s largest organizations over the years. Why is it that some organizations improve only incrementally, while others improve 50 times that? The ideas and training are the same. What is the difference?
In his compelling and empowering new book, Chowdhury shows us that what distinguishes one organization from another is its people. The best processes and training programs in the world will not succeed, unless we improve our organization’s culture, and nurture the skills, loyalty and passion of the people who make up our workforce, from the C-suite to the shop floor. He shows us why having a “caring mindset” is just as essential at work as it is outside work, and how it impacts our personal and professional success. What is a caring mindset and culture? It is one built on straightforwardness, thoughtfulness, accountability, and resolve. Individuals and organizations that embrace what Chowdhury calls these “STAR” attributes will shine. Illuminated with stories from his consulting work and his personal life, Chowdhury encourages each of us to be the difference.
A powerful guide to living a successful life and career, The Difference will inspire you to care more deeply about what matters most—at work, at home, and in your community.
Subir Chowdhury is one of the world’s leading management consultants, who works with Fortune 500 companies to improve their processes, operations, quality and performance. He is the bestselling author of The Power of Six Sigma, and The Ice Cream Maker.
Here are links to the press coverage that Subir’s book, The Difference, has received:
Fortune Magazine: “4 Ways to Show You Care About Your New Job” – LINK
Huffington Post: “How To Use ‘STAR’ To Make Your Team Care Again” – LINK
Book Review, Kevin Kruse (NY Times)
Business Insider: “The leadership principle my grandfather shared with me as a child is the same one I now teach Fortune 500 execs” – LINK
KPCC: “Culture Shift: How to take a company from good to great” – LINK
Presented by Ben Bergman
International Business Times, India: “Book Review: The Difference – The caring mindset and other keys to quality at work, and in life” – LINK
Book Review, Prashanth GN
Press Trust of India: “Book Review: STAR Culture can change fortunes of companies” – LINK
Hamilton Spectator: “Book Review: Size Doesn’t Matter, but Caring Does” – LINK
Book Review, Jay Robb
Business Today, India: “STAR may usher in ‘true’ quality in corporate India – LINK
Editorial, Anilesh Mahajan
Investor’s Daily News: “Accentuate the positive by focusing on the possibilities” – LINK
Leaders & Successes, Michael Mink
Yentha.com “Top Ten Books The Week” – LINK
Jefferson Public Radio: “Book Review: What Makes ‘The Difference’ In A Thriving Organization?” – LINK
Book Review, Geoffrey Riley, Emily Cureton
Entrepreneur: “5 Keys to Promoting Accountability in Your Business” – LINK
Editorial, Martin Zwilling
Seeking Alpha: “Book Review: The Difference” – LINK
Book Review, David Merkel
Times of India: “New IIT-Khargpur school to focus on quality check” – LINK
News, Jhimli Mukherjee Pandeyl
Smiley Pete Publishing: “Book Review: Creating success through a caring mindset” – LINK
Book Review, Paul Sanders