Winning In FastTime® should be a required handbook for 21st- century leaders.

— Marshall Goldsmith,
World-Renowned Business Educator, ranked #1
executive coach in the world, and best-selling author of 35 books on leadership

In 1991, the world witnessed revolutionary strategic thinking as Desert Storm unfolded on global television.

Desert Storm is unique in the annals of military history because it was a collaborative campaign waged by a coalition of 35 nations that achieved rapid, decisive success.

The planning team conceived the strategy in just 48 hours. The air campaign lasted only 43 days. The mop-up ground campaign was even faster, only 100 hours. Although more than 900,000 U.S. personnel participated, miraculously, there were only 143 casualties.

In his book, War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, David Halberstam, described the critical importance of the strategy conceived by Colonel John Warden to the success of Desert Storm:

“If one of the news magazines had wanted to run on its cover the photograph of the man who had played the most critical role in achieving victory, it might well have chosen John Warden instead of Colin Powell or Norman Schwarzkopf.”

Nine years after the Desert Storm campaign, John Warden and I collaborated to distill the success principles into our book, Winning in FastTime®.