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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.

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    • 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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    Katherine Williams, Ma Therapist
    12/340/2012 12/06/2012
    • 5.0
    212 - The Extra Degree
    This book has made such an impression on me that I have used it repeatedly to do groups for children and adolescents in a school for behaviorally challenged children. I wear the bracelet daily so people will ask me about it and I can ask them if they know the difference between 211* and 212*. Great inspiration!
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      Sara Rivera
      03/77/2012 03/18/2012
      • 4.0
      Highly Recommended
      I used the video during a staying motivate training I did a few weeks past and I got a lot of positive feed back from it. I leave the book on my desk at work and a few employees have pick it up to read it.
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        Kirk Marchant
        03/74/2012 03/15/2012
        • 5.0
        A Gift To My Customers.
        212 is the motto of my business and I make sure it is evident on every job. I give this book as a gift to our new customers with a note on the inside explaining our motto and thanking them for helping us "let off some steam". I also invite them to help us keep the "pot boiling" by referring us to others.
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          David Haskins
          04/93/2012 04/03/2012
          • 5.0
          Very Nice, motivational. I bought copies for my friends and co-workers
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            03/62/2012 03/03/2012
            • 5.0
            Highly Recommend4Ed
            I love the 212 degree book and video ... very inspiring and serves as an excellent reminder everyday to persevere with an extra degree of effort!! Excellent quotes!! ... and they are different from quotes I have found in other books, etc.
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