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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Six Disciplines® Execution Revolution Named Finalist in National “Best Book” 2008 Award

Best Selling Author Gary Harpst’s Six Disciplines® Execution Revolution Named Finalist in National “Best Book” 2008 Award
Harpst named a finalist in the Entrepreneurship and Small Business category

FINDLAY, Ohio, October 21, 2008 — Six Disciplines announced today that the bestselling book, Six Disciplines® Execution Revolution: Solving the One Business Problem That Makes Solving All Other Problems Easier by author and CEO Gary Harpst, was named a finalist in the National “Best Books” 2008 Awards by Harpst’s latest book, published in July 2008, was named a finalist in the Business category: Entrepreneurship & Small Business.

“It’s an honor to receive the award and to know the Execution Revolution content and concept has been so well received,” said author and Six Disciplines CEO Gary Harpst. “Business owners across America are desperate for ways to rise to the top of their industry and stay there through consistent execution. Economic development can be accelerated, and sustainability is achieveable -- with the right process and support network to encourage accountability.”

Based on breakthrough research, field testing and proven best-practices, the thought-leading vision described by Harpst in Six Disciplines Execution Revolution sets a new course for how small and midsized businesses can finally confront the never-ending challenge of executing strategy.

Six Disciplines Execution Revolution details the elements of a complete strategy execution program, clarifies how it could only have happened now, and explains why such a program will soon become a mainstream requirement for all businesses.

In addition to this award, Six Disciplines Execution Revolution has been named a nationwide bestseller by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and BusinessWeek.

This year, Harpst has addressed industry leaders on business sustainability and the importance of small businesses in economic development at events including the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Association of Small Business Development Centers.

Harpst’s first book, Six Disciplines for Excellence, published in 2007, was previously named a Finalist in the National “Best Books” 2007 Awards, by, in two Business categories: Entrepreneurship & Small Business, and Management & Leadership.

Six Disciplines Execution Revolution are available from Six, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, 800-CEO-Read, or from any bookstore nationwide. Hardcover, 208 pages, $12.95, ISBN 978-0-9816411-0-2.

About Gary Harpst
Gary Harpst, a highly successful entrepreneur and CEO, spent twenty years as leader of Solomon Software, which implemented more than 60,000 businesses management systems in small and midsized businesses, before it was eventually sold to Microsoft. Today, as founder and CEO of Six Disciplines, Harpst and his team have developed the first complete strategy execution program, designed specifically for small and midsized businesses. The Six Disciplines® Program includes a repeatable business-building methodology, local external accountability coaching, an innovative execution management software system, and the advantages of a broad learning community.
Harpst is also the author of two award-winning business improvement books, Six Disciplines® Execution Revolution and Six Disciplines for Excellence. A highly sought-after keynote speaker, Harpst uses his 30 years of business leadership and entrepreneurial experience to provide a fertile inventory of hard-hitting, real-world examples that pepper his presentations and engages his audiences. Visit

About Six Disciplines
Six Disciplines, founded in 2000, has developed the first complete strategy execution program, specifically for small- and midsized businesses. The Six Disciplines program integrates a repeatable methodology to drive organizational learning, ongoing external coaching to ensure accountability, an execution software system to align daily activities of every stakeholder, and community learning to accelerate and sustain business excellence. The program is offered exclusively through a growing national network of locally-owned Six Disciplines Centers. Businesses that have implemented the Six Disciplines program include those from the Inc. 500, ISO-9000 certified companies, and a 2007 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award recipient. Visit

About the National Best Books Awards, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE NATIONAL “BEST BOOKS” 2008 AWARDS (NBBA) on October 20, 2008. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Visit

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