Low-Hanging Fruit:
77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits

The New York Times Bestseller

Take the easy road to higher earnings!

Picking low-hanging fruit should be easy. Yet despite all the cost cutting and lean six-sigmaing, the branches of corporate trees are sagging from the weight of low-hanging fruit. Why not grab them and make things easy?

Too often managers blind themselves to solutions right in front of them and choose instead to suffer through long meetings, poor collaboration, politics, and bureaucracy. Throw in the challenge of getting agreement when everyone has their own opinion (often “fact-free”) and your low-hanging fruit just withers on the vine.

Those closest to the work (from the factory floor to the C-Suite) and those closest to the customer know great ways to improve productivity and profits. Don’t buy into the myth that only some people have creative ideas. Everyone is creative when given the right opportunity. And when they work together as “one company,” profits soar.

For twenty-plus years, Jeremy Eden and Terri Long have helped companies of all sizes make millions by harvesting their low-hanging fruit. This book shows you how. You will improve your job satisfaction, your team’s performance, and your company’s earnings.

Need to grow your company’s earnings but don’t know where to find the low-hanging fruit? The answer is right in front of you but harvesting it takes skill. Eden and Long show you 77 clever ways to boost productivity and profits.

“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”

Warren Buffett

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

“If HP only knew what HP knows, we’d be three times more productive.”

Lew Platt

Former CEO, Hewlett Packard

Book Reviews

“Their lively book distills what has worked for their Fortune 100 clients over the past 20 years. They knock over a few sacred cows along the way.”


“Here’s why you might need to forget what you know about teamwork, excelling, and tradition.”

Fast Company

“Eden and Long wisely present both the problems and solutions concisely and cleverly. Their eye-openers are definitely worth a second look—and they’ll help you find and harvest that low-hanging fruit to increase your company’s productivity and profits.”

Success Magazine

“In ‘Low-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits,’ authors Terri Long and Jeremy Eden show how incremental but meaningful change boosts productivity and profit.”

Investor’s Business Daily

“CEOs are often far removed from the thousands of processes carried out every day across the complex organizations they lead, resulting in easy growth opportunities missed.”


“This is one of the most practical and immediately actionable guides for business leaders that I have ever seen.”

Skip Prichard, Leadership Insights

“Amazing new book.”

Quantum Business Insights

“Each chapter is written in a very entertaining way, so you can grasp it and put it right into practice.”

Financial Spectrum Radio with Bill Kearney

“Does it work? PNC Financial’s initial program generated more than 2,400 ideas worth $400 million annually. When it merged with National City, it applied the same process and found $2 billion in operating efficiencies.”

Dallas Morning News

“You are not going to get bogged down in gobbledygook and confusion.  This book moves along and is highly educational, informational and entertaining.”

Money Matters radio with Stu Taylor