The 1% Solution for Work and Life: How to Make Your Next 30 Days the Best Ever

ABOUT Tom Connellan

Tom Connellan



You’ve probably noticed that the difference between top athletes seems to be very small. Curious about exactly how small, Tom Connellan did some research. He examined the Men’s Downhill results from the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics and found that the difference between a Gold Medal and no medal was 1.08 seconds or .9%.

He then examined the records of medal winners over three different Olympiads. Focusing on events based on “hard” measures, he found that the difference between a Gold Medal and no medal averaged a little less than 1%.

Tom decided to see what “non-training” techniques Olympians employed to reach that level of performance. A unique opportunity arose when he was selected to be the opening speaker at three week-long executive development programs run in collaboration with the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. This gave him the opportunity to watch Olympians train, observe Olympic coaches working with athletes, discuss methodology with coaches, and talk informally with athletes during meals.

From the time spent at the Olympic Training Center, he extracted the tools that Olympians use that would be useful to those of us who are not going to compete in the Olympics. The 1% Solution delivers these tools to you in a concise and easy-to-read format.

Because the combination of solid research and easy-to-read style work so well together, you’ll have in your hands actionable ideas that you can immediately put into practice.

Everything Tom advocates in his books, speeches and consulting/coaching works because it’s based not on opinion, but on research, testing, and application.