Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £16.89

Buy Now for £16.89

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Timeless and effective business lessons from 21 top CEOs. Every business leader - from manager to entrepreneur - wants to know the ideas that motivate and inspire the world's most successful CEOs. Boss Talk presents expert advice on critical issues from a wide range of CEOs including Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos, Tina Brown, Ian Schrager, Steve Ballmer, and Sanford Weill. The topics they cover include:
  • Motivating Your Employees
  • Managing Growth
  • Building a Brand
  • Learning from the New Economy
  • Trendspotting
  • Beating the Competition
  • Leading a Successful Turnaround or Transition

    Here's what some of the bosses have to say:
    "You have to get rewarded in the soul and in the wallet. The money isn't enough, but a plaque isn't enough either." - Jack Welch, General Electric Co.
    "Lead by example. If you do that as a CEO, your style will filter down through your team." - John Chambers, Cisco Systems
    "We do a lot of quantitative stuff. But coupled with that is having an employee staff and culture that is inherently interested in what we do." - Tom Freston, MTV Networks
    "Surround yourself with people you trust. You can't run a business over a certain size and sign off on everything." - Emily Woods, J. Crew

  • Executive Producer: Jacob Bronstein
    Producer: Garet Scott
    Original Jacket Design by Heidi North
    ©2002 by Dow Jones and Company, Inc.
    (P)2002 Random House, Inc.

    What listeners say about Boss Talk

    Average customer ratings

    Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

    No Reviews are Available
    Sort by:
    Filter by:
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars
    Profile Image for Nicolas
    • Nicolas
    • 27-01-07

    Disappointing


    I was very excited about this book's topic. I thought the concept was great. However, almost all these "boss interviews" focus on topics like mergers and acquisitions, board talks, and other topics that won't help middle managers. There are a few good comments and insights about personal achievements and business success stories. However, unless you are a member of the "C-suite" (CEO, CFO, etc), you will find this book entertaining at best.

    The Jack Welch interview was the best one - but I had already read "Straight from the Gut" and "Winning", two excellent books I highly recommend becuase they are eventually much more insightful and inspiring than "Boss Talk".

    3 people found this helpful