For twenty years, as founder of Solomon Software, the author worked with thousands of small businesses. The sale of his company opened the door for the author and his team of experts to pursue their growing passion --helping small businesses achieve and sustain excellence. Building on their many years of experience, this team invested $10 million and fifty man-years to combine the practical parts of strategic planning, quality management, integrated learning, business process automation, people performance management and measure-driven improvement into a single business-building methodology. This synthesis resulted in six fundamental business disciplines that are specifically designed to help small businesses move beyond momentary success to enduring excellence. This book is NOT for those who are looking for a quick fix. Six Disciplines is a "long-term fitness program, not a fad diet". If you hunger to move beyond 'widget building' to 'business building' then this book is for you!