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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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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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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.
This book is not all what I expected.