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Saving America:

Seven Proven Steps to Make Government Deliver Great Results For the first time in our nation’s history most Americans believe their children will not have as good a life as they enjoy today. Sadly, most Americans also believe that government itself is the largest problem facing our country today – more than terrorism, health care, or runaway debt.

Saving America lays out a non-partisan plan to actually make government work! Americans are weary of paying Ritz Carlton taxes and getting Bates Motel quality government. This book lights the path to reduce the costs of public agencies while increasing the quality of public services.

With real life stories of transformation, Saving America goes beyond hope and creates the framework for success.

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About The Author

Mark Aesch Published Author

In the five years since Mark Aesch’s first best-selling business book Driving Excellence, Aesch has guided hundreds of public organizations and their leaders to new levels of performance excellence with his revolutionary Seven Steps to Success management protocol. This groundbreaking work has saved taxpayers across the United States hundreds of millions of dollars. His work has been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and he is a regular commentator on CBS, CNBC, Bloomberg Business News and Fox National News.

Driven by the desire to make government organizations deliver great results for American taxpayers, Aesch launched TransPro Consulting, a management company that today works to produce breakthrough results for public organizations and their leaders across the nation.

A quick peek into the book

Here's a Quick Summary of what you will find inside.

Chapter 1 - Page 1.

America the Broken

In early April 1987, after Sunday morning pancakes at my parents’ farm in upstate New York, I made the 225- mile journey west back to college. When I returned to campus after the four- hour drive, I heard the news (this was way before the instant information age, and most people didn’t even have the toaster- sized cell phones of that era, including me). A bridge on the New York State Thruway had collapsed, and ten people had died. Read More

Page 2.

What happened to Ebling and what could have happened to me should deeply concern you. Every day, tens of millions of people drive across bridges that our government has labeled “structurally deficient” and done nothingabout— other than type it on a list and stuff it in a report to gather dust. In 2007, about a quarter of the roughly 600,000 bridges in the United States were considered by the Department of Transportation to be structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Read More

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From The Mountains To The Prairies

Calamities like this are no longer freak occurrences in our country. They are increasing in number and are affecting an ever- widening swath of our population. From the failing state of our infrastructure and institu-tions of law and order to the safety of our food and water, America is increasingly incapable of keeping its most basic systems working. The most fundamental functions of government... Read More

Page 4.

I’m not calling for us to raise taxes so that we can spend more money on infrastructure. I’m calling for us to recognize that we need to spend existing dollars based on measurable return rather than political rhetoric. I’m calling for us to recognize that we as Americans must downsize our government to match what our taxes can afford to sustain. And when we do spend, we must demand excellence: water lines that don’t leak, Veterans Affairs hospitals that actually see patients in... Read More

Page 5.

We’d like to think that our water is safe, but that, too, is wishful thinking. In 2014, a chemical spill near a water treatment facility in Charleston, West Virginia, sickened hundreds of people with rashes, nausea, and vomiting and left three hundred thousand more without clean tap water for drinking, bathing, or washing. Roughly five thou-sand gallons of an industrial chemical used in coal mining gave tap water in the region a “sweet, licorice- like smell,” prompting public officials to declare an emergency... Read More

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In the end, some five hundred people in the area were admitted to hospitals, including a legislator in the West Virginia House of Repre-sentatives, who almost lost her eyesight. 25 Delegate Tiffany Lawrence woke in a Charleston hotel room to find one of her eyes swollen shut. It took an emergency room visit, fifteen rounds of antibiotics, and five days in the hospital to clear up the aggressive staph infection that could have taken her sight and, worse, spread to her brain. “We must . . . do all we can... Read More

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Let’s say that because of old, leaking municipal water pipes under-ground, a sinkhole suddenly appeared in your backyard. Or let’s say there was an accident at a nearby industrial facility that hadn’t been inspected in ten years. Or let’s say your kitchen stove just happened to catch on fire. Would help arrive in time? In Westfield, New Jersey, in 2012 a retired widower named Roy Rentrop was knocked unconscious by a blast in his... Read More


Find out what our readers have to say.

Hon. Dave Bing
Former Mayor of Detroit | Top 50 NBA Players of all Time

"Transformational leadership requires a crystal clear clarity on what success looks like and then the courage to make the necessary decisions to deliver it. To truly drive performance, it is not always what is most popular, yet it is always what will deliver positive results."

Marshall Goldsmith
#1 New York Times best-selling author of Triggers and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There | Recognized by as two of the Top 100 Leadership & Success Books ever written | He is the Thinkers #1 Leadership Thinker and the top rated Executive Coach in the world.

“A great plan – from someone who has done it – not just studied it! Saving America shows how great government can also be great business! This is an important book for our country that can be applied at all levels of government.”

Mike Critelli
Former CEO of Fortune 500 Pitney Bowes and Featured in Jim Collin’s landmark management book Good to Great

"Mark Aesch has presented insights that every government employee, elected official, candidate for elective office, and advocate for governmental reform needs to absorb. The insights are practical, clear, powerful, and, most importantly, emphasize the importance of courageous and values-driven leadership.”