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By P. Alexander Fraser

Captain Fraser discovered such a lot each management trait he had to understand as a boat captain and as a senior company government within the first sixty seconds of his induction into the U.S. Naval Academy.

Those sixty seconds taught the management features that have been obvious in Admiral David Farragut’s notorious order: “Damn the Torpedoes! complete velocity Ahead!” whilst his assault at cellular Bay was once at risk of failing.

Those sixty seconds additionally taught the management fundamentals that have been glaring in Admiral Chester Nimitz whilst he ordered the Pacific Fleet to satisfy the japanese on the conflict of Midway.

Those sixty seconds may also train company leaders the best way to lead.

Damn the Torpedoes! is a booklet approximately how those self same sixty seconds taught Captain Fraser tips to have extra profitable army and company careers. while then Midshipman Fraser responded a question approximately his laundry quantity through announcing: “I don’t know,” he discovered throughout the resulting push-ups that there are just 4 solutions to a question or order: “No excuse, sir,” “I’ll discover, sir,” “yes or no, sir,” and “aye-aye, sir.”

Those 4 solutions train the 4 simple qualities of management: responsibility, pondering forward, ethics, and motivation. rattling the Torpedoes!, via own and historic tales, exhibits how these 4 characteristics embedded in a sea captain can be utilized by means of enterprise and organizational leaders to make their very own careers and corporations extra profitable. Examples from the author’s twin occupation studies, the conflict of cellular Bay, the conflict of halfway, the conflict of Cape St. George, wasteland Shield/Storm, Enron, Tylenol, CNN, Intuit, and Airbnb all exhibit how the 4 management qualities are key either afloat and ashore.

The ebook is a distinct examine enterprise management from a really diverse standpoint than these taken via different books on management. it's a ebook approximately management classes realized through send captains over the centuries that may be utilized to business.

Damn the Torpedoes! can also be detailed in that the writer has had careers: one as army send captain and the second one as president of 1 of the divisions of Turner Broadcasting. he's certified to talk authoritatively from event on these management characteristics of sea captains that may be effectively utilized by organizational leaders ashore.

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