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Commit & Deliver: On the Frontlines of Management Consulting

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In Commit & Deliver, Cyrus Freidheim—management consultant, two-time CEO of public companies, author of The Trillion-Dollar Enterprise, and veteran of more than thirty corporate and nonprofit boards—provides vital mentorship in memoir form.

Using the framework of his storied career, Freidheim explores how career and personal decisions can be prepared for and made, how to grow professionally, and how to think through complex business problems from a practitioner’s perspective. Commit & Deliver provides intimate insight into what management consultants do, how they interact with their corporate clients, and what it takes to become a good consultant. It paints a picture of what life is like at the bottom of the business career ladder, what is expected, and what one must bring to the table. Most important, it shows you what it takes to move up the ladder in virtually any industry. Finally, he walks you through preparing for and living a productive retirement.

About the Author

Cyrus Freidheim’s 55-year business career began at Union Carbide Corp. and Price Waterhouse, then Carnegie Tech’s Graduate School of Industrial Administration, followed by Ford Motor, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Chiquita Brands International and Sun Times Media Group.

Along the way, he served on seventeen corporate boards and an equal number of not-for-profit boards, serving as chairman on five. He worked in more than twenty-five countries and every continent except Antarctica. The majority of his clients and the companies he ran were undergoing major transformations or turnarounds. He is also the author of The Trillion Dollar Enterprise.

Additional Info


NameCommit & Deliver: On the Frontlines of Management Consulting
AuthorCyrus Freidheim
Published Year2021
Page Count256
Book PublisherMatt Holt