Upstream

Upstream

The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen

by Dan Heath

  • Why read?

    New York Times bestselling author Dan Heath explores how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers.

    So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of response. We put out fires. We deal with emergencies. We stay downstream, handling one problem after another, but we never make our way upstream to fix the systems that caused the problems. Upstream delivers practical solutions for preventing problems rather than reacting to them. How many problems in our lives and in society are we tolerating simply because we’ve forgotten that we can fix them?

    220 pages, Avid Reader Press 2020

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    Product Management Leadership

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    Leadership Company Culture

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