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Soundview to Publish Summary of "Finding Allies, Building Alliances" by Rich McKeown and Michael Leavitt

Soundview Executive Book Summaries has released its book summary of "Finding Allies, Building Alliances" by business authors Rich McKeown and Michael Leavitt. Soundview summaries can be read and listened to on any computer, tablet, smartphone or e-reader.

Philadelphia, PA, January 22, 2014 --( Solving large issues in today's complex world requires cooperation among diverse stakeholders. "Finding Allies, Building Alliances" is a guide for anyone tasked with fostering and maintaining an effective, productive and collaborative venture. The first step is to carefully choose a network of participants that will become a powerful alliance. With the right team in place, a framework of eight elements will help your group work together for the mutual benefit of all parties. Learn more at

Rich McKeown is the President and CEO of Leavitt Partners. The partnership advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors. As the chief executive officer, McKeown leads a group of experienced professionals who help clients enter new markets, enhance the value of their products, navigate dynamic regulatory and reimbursement systems and improve living conditions around the world.

In a previous role, Mr. McKeown served as Chief of Staff for Michael O. Leavitt at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At HHS, he directed and coordinated the activities of the largest department in the federal government, serving as the Secretary’s day-to-day manager for a department that employed 67,000 people and had a budget in excess of 740-billion dollars. From November 2003 until January 2005, Mr. McKeown served as Senior Counselor and Chief of Staff to Administrator Leavitt at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Michael O. Leavitt is the founder and Chairman of Leavitt Partners where he helps clients navigate the future as they transition to new and better models of care. In previous roles, Leavitt served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush (Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and Secretary of Health and Human Services) and as a three-time elected governor of Utah.

In 1984, he became chief executive of The Leavitt Group, a family business that is now the nation’s second largest, privately-held insurance brokerage. In 1993, Leavitt was elected governor of Utah. He served three terms (1993-2003). In 2003, he joined the Cabinet of President George W. Bush, serving in two positions: first as leader of the Environmental Protection Agency and then as secretary of Health and Human Services. At HHS, Leavitt administered a $750 billion budget — nearly 25 percent of the entire federal budget — and 67,000 employees.

About Soundview Executive Book Summaries
Founded in 1978, Soundview pioneered the concept of distilling the key points and ideas of full-length business books into easy-to-read 8-page text and 20-minute audio summaries, helping readers maximize their time and business intelligence. They have continued to enhance the summary content with author interviews, interactive author webinars, and video interviews with executives. Soundview’s 100,000+ subscribers worldwide include CEOs, government leaders, entrepreneurs, business consultants, academics, and students. Soundview is a part of the Philadelphia, Pa.-based Concentrated Knowledge Corporation. Visit for more information about Soundview Executive Book Summaries.
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