In How to Get to the Top, best-selling author Jeffrey J. Fox combines his own experiences as an extremely successful entrepreneur with lessons learned at the family dinner table by business leaders such as Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks; Tom Chappell, founder of Tom's of Maine; Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals; and George Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees.
Practical, straightforward, and inspiring, these proven lessons show how to turn breaking bread into making bank.
©2007 Jeffrey J. Fox; (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
loved this book. I got this yesterday and have been listening to it ever since. There are some things that would probably be more relevant to the US rather than the UK, but the principles are very sound and can be used anywhere.
"Keep your windows clean"
This book starts out fine but like the rest of Jeffrey's book he finds it very hard to stick with the topic. A lot of the advice in this book is ok but sometimes he exagarates a little, example: tip everyone generously because you never know when they will become your boss. The book diverts into costumer service, marketing and sales. Although this diffenitly is a part of the trip to the top, the way the subjects is explained in this book just doesn't make it. One of the advice the author gives is "Keep your windows clean". This book should be called "100 great advice to nice people" :-)
I found nothing original in this book other than your stereotypical "do this, don't do that" management advice given in a very unstructured way.
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