“Jim Kilts transformed Gillette.Before his arrival, the company was a study in self-deception.Great brands were being mishandled, operational and financial discipline was nonexistent, and fanciful promises to investors were standard practice.In record time, Jim excised these business pathogens.I’ve learned much from Jim.So, too, will readers of the book.”
–Warren E. Buffett
“A thoughtful, practical, and instructional book by a heralded veteran, which dispenses wisdom in dealing with a wide variety of business issues and situations – invaluable for gaining the knowledge necessary to succeed in business.”
–Larry Bossidy, Retired chairman and CEO of Honeywell International and coauthor of Execution and Confronting Reality
“Jim Kilts knows what matters.His laser focus on the fundamentals, his honest assessment, and his ability to act quickly and decisively to address difficult challenges have made him one of the foremost experts in business turnarounds.Jim’s insights and practical advice have been invaluable to me and other CEOs over the years, and now in his book, he generously shares his wisdom gained over an extraordinary career on the frontlines of business today.”
–Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc.
“Doing What Matters is an insightful and practical approach to business by a transformative leader with a great track record of success.”
“I love the simplicity and the ‘how-to-ness’ of Doing What Matters.For years I wondered how Jim Kilts could do things that seemed very basic but which would revolutionize brands, divisions, and eventually global companies.Having read his book, I now know how.”
–Shelly Lazarus, chairman and CEO of Ogilvy and Mather Worldwide
"We're on surer ground with Doing What Matters. Jim Kilts has a stellar track record, ably leading Kraft and Nabisco before really hitting his stride at Gillette, where he engineered a major turnaround. His account, written with John F. Manfredi and Robert L. Lorber, of facing down Gillette's problems is particularly instructive."