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The Corner Office: How Top CEOs Made It and How You Can Too by [Bryant, Adam]
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"Compelling advice for the aspiring executive.... The conversational format makes these valuable lessons easy to comprehend and digest, and readers are left with a new understanding of leadership--why it's important, how these experts have worked to attain it, and how they can do the same."--"Publishers Weekly""Adam Bryant's "The""Corner Office" is a great service - practical, well-written, chock full of insight and wisdom. Reading this book is like joining a dinner table with some of the best leaders in America, listening in as a master conversationalist leads a spirited discussion you cannot forget. A wonderful creation!"--Jim Collins, author of "Good to Great" and co-author of "Built to Last"""The Corner Office" is a modern management masterpiece. Adam Bryant distills and weaves together hundreds of gems from some of the most successful and intriguing executives on the planet. The result is one of the most delightful, readable, and useful business books I have read in years

About the Author

Adam Bryant is the deputy national editor of The New York Times and writes the popular "Corner Office" feature in the paper's Sunday Business section. He was the lead editor for the team that won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and is a former senior writer and business editor at Newsweek. He lives in Westchester County, New York.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPress (4 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V3IBLC
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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Format: Hardcover
What we have in this volume is a "buffet" of "nuggets" from about 75 interviews of mostly CEOs that Adam Bryant conducted over a period of several years, interviews featured by The New York Times in its Sunday edition. Several of those interviewed are prominent but most were not familiar, at least to me, when I first read what they had to say about what they did as well as about how and why they did it.

Bryant is wise not to present one interview after another, in alpha or chronological order. Rather, he divides the material into three parts (Succeeding, Managing, and Leading) and cherry picks from the interviews whatever is most relevant to the given topic or insight. For example, consider this extended excerpt during which he shares what he learned about "passionate curiosity," the subject of the first chapter.

"The C.E.O.'s are not necessarily the smartest people in the room, but they are the best students -- the letters could just as easily stand for `chief education officer.'

"'You learn from everybody,' said Alan R. Mulally, the chief executive of the Ford Motor Company. `I've always just wanted to learn everything, to understand anybody that I was around -- why they thought what they did, why they did what they did, what worked for them, what didn't work.'

"Why `passionate curiosity'? The phrase is more than the sum of its parts, which individually fall short in capturing the quality that sets these C.E.O.'s apart. There are plenty of people who are passionate, but many of their passions are focused on just one area. There are a lot of curious people in the world, but they can also be wallflowers.
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Format: Paperback
The Corner Office to me was a good book! -Not excellent but not in any way bad!

The first 100 pages were very interesting and I didn't want to put the book down, however as the book went on the subject became a little boring 240 odd pages on the exact same subject can become boring at times and I found towards the end I was only reading to simply finish the book..

However the book offers a useful insight in the world of CEO's and Leading, managing and success (which are the three sections the book is divided into.) The Book also offers some very very useful information and tips that are almost life changing however also offers some irrelevant ones.

I did find the sub-title 'How top CEO's made it, and how you can too' rather misleading, it suggest how top CEO's have succeeded in business or life in general and and how you can also succeed in business and life, but actually its how CEO's have become CEO's and how you can also become a CEO. - misleading.

However overall the book is good and insightful, offering general business tips to enthusiastic men and women wanting to succeed in business!
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By Jax on 11 Dec. 2014
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very good read
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