The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn

The Fred Factor

By Mark Sanborn

  • Release Date: 2004-04-20
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
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Seize the chance to be extraordinary.

Who has made the biggest difference in your life? Whose words and actions have uplifted and motivated you to excel? Chances are it was someone like Fred the Postman -- so outstanding in his service that Mark Sanborn realized this mail carrier could be an example for any person wanting to be extraordinary.

The “Fred Factor” is summarized by four principles that will release fresh energy, enthusiasm, and creativity in your career and life:

• Make a Difference
• Build Relationships
• Create Value
• Reinvent Yourself

You, too, can apply The Fred Factor to enrich the lives of customers, co-workers, friends, and family members, as well as reach new levels of personal success yourself. Sanborn also shows how to discover and develop other Freds.

Why not become a “Fred” yourself? You will turn the ordinary moments of life into extraordinary opportunities to make a difference in the world.


  • Life Changing(if you let it)

    By Teacher 25
    This book could truly change your life if you get busy and let it. It really makes you think about your purpose and the impact you have on others. The principles in this book are simple but powerful. If we were all more like Fred our world would be a much better place in which to live. Hoping to be more like Fred and infect those around me with the “Fred Factor.”
  • FRED

    By Jefffrombk
    Simple, yet powerful, good read.
  • The Fred Factor

    By Kathy Kuy
    This is an excellent book and should be read by all. Starting with our kids in school, this book could really make a difference on how they live their lives. Businesses need this book for all of our employees. I do think this book could make a huge difference in our country if we all were searching and finding more Freds in our lives. It has made a huge difference in my life and I look at each day as a new opportunity to find more Freds to make my life and of those around me better! Thanks Mark for a great book, I can't wait to read Fred 2.0, I start today! Kathy Kuyoth Broker/Co-Owner Remax Preferred Associates Toledo, Ohio
  • Very inspiring

    By Chelsea Melrose
    My mother-in-law gave me this book to read. It was a pleasure to read and gave me a new philosophy to live by. Some may think The Fred Factor is an overly utopian idea but if more people were like Fred, stress and tension would be minimized.