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212º The Extra Degree is a must-have in every personal and business library. A Simple Truths #1 bestseller, the concept is simple: At 211º, water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference.

This analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. The one extra degree of effort, in business and life, can separate the good from the great. The 212º concept is vividly illustrated for every aspect of your life through powerful stories that will inspire and motivate yourself or your team to the next level of success.

We hope that you will join the people, businesses, and schools that have taken action and adopted the 212º concept and used the ONE extra degree to attain their goals.

  • Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 6.5"
  • Page Count: 110
  • Video Run Time: 3 mins 10 secs
  • eBook Format: .epub, .pdf
  • Audio Format: mp3

Free Discussion Guides

Are you using 212° The Extra Degree as part of your next training event or team meeting? Our free leader’s discussion guide is the perfect companion to the book and video, and will help you get the most out of your event. Included are discussion points and questions that will help your team develop a 212° attitude—a new way of thinking and a new way of action.

About Authors

MAC ANDERSON is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner/VP of sales and marketing for Orval Kent Food Company, the country's largest manufacturer of prepared salads.

His accomplishments in these unrelated industries provide some insight into his passion and leadership skills. He also brings the same passion to his speaking where he speaks to many corporate audiences on a variety of topics, including leadership, motivation, and team building. Mac has authored or co-authored twenty-two books that have sold over three million copies. His titles include: Change is Good…You Go First, Charging the Human Battery, Customer Love, Finding Joy, Habits Die Hard, Leadership Quotes, Learning to Dance in the Rain, 212º: The Extra Degree, 212º Service, 212º Leadership, Motivational Quotes, One Choice, The Best of Success, The Nature of Success, The Power of Attitude, The Power of Kindness, The Essence of Leadership, The Road to Happiness, The Dash, Things That Grab Your Heart and Won’t Let Go, To a Child, Love is Spelled T-I-M-E, You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School, What’s the Big Idea?

SAM PARKER is a co-founder of  — publisher of (an online resource for sales leaders). Sam’s other books and messages include Smile & Move, Cross The Line, SalesTough, and Love Your People. Before Give More, Sam sold products and services in several different industries. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, he now lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Jennifer (an artist) and their three children.

What Readers are Saying

Average Rating:
4.8 (based on 65 reviews)

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    Ianthe Hermann
    03/81/2011 03/23/2011
    • 5.0
    212 The Extra Degree
    This is a must read book. It is amazing how much a small effort on your part can make such a big difference.
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      Deborah Harris
      03/81/2011 03/23/2011
      • 5.0
      212 Degree
      As with all your books I thoroughly enjoyed this book! We sometimes don't know how much strength we possess until we are pushed to our limits. Very good read!
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        Beverly Woodson
        03/88/2011 03/30/2011
        • 5.0
        Change the Culture of Your Workplace
        I am the principal of an elementary school. We used this book as our theme one year when we were facing numerous challenges, and it was one of the most powerful things we've ever done. The ideas in this book touched every person's life and truly made a difference. We gave 212 awards at our staff meetings for people who had gone the extra degree to help or serve us. It remains one of my favorites!
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          Kathy Holtz
          04/94/2011 04/05/2011
          • 5.0
          212 The Extra Degree
          I loved both the book & the DVD. It shows you that just a little bit more effort can make all the difference in your success.
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            Ken Franz
            04/95/2011 04/06/2011
            • 5.0
            212 The Extra Degree
            A great book that helps you reflect on your own drive and helps give you that push you may need to push yourself that extra degree.
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