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Make It So, subtitled Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation, is a business management book inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation, written by Wess Roberts and Bill Ross. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in August 1996.

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The fast-changing business world of today is far different from just a few years ago. Success in today's marketplace requires new leadership techniques, new thinking, and an eye on the future...
In Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wess Roberts and coauthor Bill Ross take their inspiration from today's most striking and most popular vision of the future – Star Trek – an unprecedented television, feature film and publishing phenomenon. From the top-rated television series ', Roberts and Ross find a new symbol for successful leadership: Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
As entertaining as it is useful, Make It So captures the mythos of Star Trek: The Next Generation as it delivers dramatically rich lessons on leadership, including the importance of the ability to focus on a single "mission," effective communication, teamwork, honor… and other important concepts. The examples are taken from the on-screen adventures of Captain Picard and the Starship USS Enterprise-D, but the lessons and the benefits are real – and can be applied to everyday situations where the goal is the kind of high-performance organization embodied by the crew of the USS Enterprise 1701-D.
Sure to appeal to Star Trek enthusiasts and serious students of leadership alike, Make It So is the most exciting business book on the shelves – the one book that shows the future of modern leadership while giving managers the tools they need for success today!

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