• How to Become CEO

  • The Rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization
  • By: Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-22-04
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (177 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How does one become a CEO? Many people know they want to climb the corporate ladder, but don't have a clue about how to ascend that ladder without losing their grip. In this insightful, controversial program, Jeffrey J. Fox offers solid, practical advice and recommendations on how to fulfill your ambition to better yourself, to be a contributor, to make a difference, to grow professionally, and to be more successful. The seventy-five "rules" that Mr. Fox, founder of a marketing and consulting firm and an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School, outlines are actions you must take, traits you must develop, and things you must avoid in order to succeed. Mr. Fox's short and simple one-lesson-per-topic approach is an intelligent and straight-forward method of business instruction.
This guide sets forth the qualities that every successful leader must have: vision, persistence, integrity, and respect for superiors, subordinates, and peers. Whether you want to become president or CEO of a corporation, buy a business, start a business, run your own business, or have a long and fruitful career in a large corporation, How to Become CEO will give you the power to control your own business destiny.
©1998 Jeffrey J. Fox (P)1998, 2001 Audio Renaissance, an imprint of Renaissance Media, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Fox's guide is filled with 75 tips that are short, sweet, and to the point. Moreover, the ideas themselves are fresh....Refreshing!" (Booklist)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Noemi G on 04-30-05

Good Book

This is a book I discovered a few years ago. When I can, I urge recent college grads to put it on their reading list. I just bought it for my nephew who graduated last year and started a management trainee position at a large rail company. There are several useful principles laid out in this book, but what appeals to me the most is the author's underlying theme (not explicitly articulated) that there must be a personal touch to what you do. This is refreshing, truthful, and a departure from the Machiavellian culture promoted by some books. This book shows you that you must connect with people if you want to move up and be successful. And it shows you positive and easy ways to do this. I would caveat that this book, like a lot of business titles, is oriented toward those in sales, so if you are not in sales (like me) you must either toss or modify some of these principles. I have all the principles in this book in a note in my blackberry so I can review them when I have a moment to reflect.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beth Stetson on 01-09-07

Great Practical Advice

I had previously read this book -- in my opinion, some of the best practical success advice anywhere. I ordered the audio to review the concepts. The narrator is great -- just the right speed and an appropriate reading style for the material.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Christian Mubaira on 05-07-11

A Good Book for an employee wanting to be the boss

As a book for those dreaming of or climbing up the Ladder to be Directors in any organisation and being just over 1.5 hours long.... this is an easy listen book, direct to the point; it gives you the facts in a succinct nugget manner leaving to you to do the reflecting and application.

Downside, although the introduction acknowledges that one can become a CEO by starting/owning their company the rest of the book appears to focus on the "employee mindset" working their way up to be the big boss.

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2 out of 5 stars
By A J. on 12-08-05


This book is not all what I expected.

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