Bill Sandy Writes “Learning From Upheaval” to Help with Tumultuous World

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The founder and retired CEO of Sandy Corporation learned about business and personal upheaval during 40 years of spearheading human performance improvement. He also learned how to deal with roller coaster ups and downs and turnarounds in his own company, and the book outlines practical key principles for coping with the challenges of today’s turbulent world.

Bill Sandy, founder and retired chairman and CEO of Sandy Corporation, which teaches [human performance improvement to some of the nation’s largest corporations, offers insights and practical advice on today’s must-have business and life skill in his new book “Learning From Upheaval.”

In a world churning with turmoil, Sandy draws on four decades of helping corporations achieve the most with their human capital to make a case that the ability to manage through—and even anticipate—upheaval is vital to business and personal success. Using stories from his personal life and his work with automotive and other corporations to illustrate sophisticated concepts of performance improvement and change management, Sandy puts a human face on coping with, and learning from, upheaval.

“There is no more practical skill in today’s world than the ability to anticipate and profit from unexpected events,” Sandy says. Having lived through roller coaster years of great success, times on the brink of disaster, and years of rebuilding both for his clients and his own company, Sandy crafted a set of core principles that are useful in a world turned upside down. “My hope with this book is that it will find its way to those who can benefit from what I learned when I had the best seat in the house, as an outsider with inside access, to observe what happened and why,” he said.

“Learning From Upheaval” is available in hardback and e-book editions with suggested retail prices of $28.95 and $7.95 respectively at and For more information, visit and

About Bill Sandy:
Sandy helped shape the field of human performance improvement over four decades of working with some of the nation’s largest corporations in the automotive and other industries. During the course of his 25 years with Sandy Corporation, which combines consulting, training, communication, motivation and evaluation, he led the firm in developing sophisticated, leading-edge programs for clients designed to enhance the performance of their human capital. During his tenure, he took the firm public and then oversaw its eventual merger with information services giant ADP.

Sandy founded Sandy Corporation with the assistance of his former boss, Jamison Handy, who was the early pioneer of distance learning. Sandy began his career with The Jam Handy Organization as a writer and planner. His ability to think analytically and clearly express his ideas helped him rise to the rank of senior vice president during his 18-year tenure. He earned an A.B. degree at the University of Maryland, a J.D. at the University of Maryland Law School, and passed the Maryland bar prior to joining Jam Handy. He attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Sandy also is author of “Forging Top Productivity Partnership.”

“Learning From Upheaval”-- 2012 * ISBN 978-1-936343-21-8 * $28.95 *
Hardback * 336 pages * Published by Peppertree Press

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