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    “212 is the motto of my business and I make sure it is evident on every job.”–Anonymous


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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.

    *All paperback orders will require 5 business days for processing before shipping.

    • 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, including thousands of motivational posters. 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, 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 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, and What’s the Big Idea?

    SAM PARKER is a co-founder of  and publisher of (an online resource for sales leaders). Sam is the co-author of 212°: The Extra Degree, which focuses on how one extra degree of effort makes all the difference. Sam’s other books and messages include Smile & Move, Cross The Line, SalesTough, and Love Your People. 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 67 reviews)

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    Christina Grover
    11/312/2011 11/09/2011
    • 5.0
    212 The Extra Degree is a wonderful tool to use if you want to inspire yourself or others to put in that little bit of extra effort. I work in the Training Department at my organization and my co-workers loved it so much they created a class for our staff based on this book utilizing the key concepts. It has been well-received by hundreds of our staff members and now the class has quite a reputation. Great book and DVD!!
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      Laura J. Hamblin
      11/312/2011 11/09/2011
      • 5.0
      212 Extra Degree
      Thank you! Thank you for putting together such a simple, but powerful, message in 212 The Extra Degree. Every store in our division has the DVD and we have designed our service program around the 212 message. Associates of all ages and backgrounds are embracing it and we're starting to see the positive difference in our service levels. Like a locomotive, I can't wait to see where it will take us!
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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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          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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            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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