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The 8 Laws of Corporate America

The Laws to Moving Through Complicated Situations and Coming Out on Top
Narrated by: Cris Abernethy
Length: 33 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

Do you remember when you had your first thought of corporate America and working there? A job of high importance came to mind, maybe even wearing a suit and working in a fancy office. The sad truth in the matter of this place is, although it has its perks and benefits, it has about as much politics and as many cliques as the high school cafeteria. When thinking about life after high school we always imagined that the real world wouldn't have as many barriers. The cool kids, although they were completely outnumbered by the kids that weren't, had the approval of the staff to lead and make decisions for the overall student body. You might remember being frustrated by this because these students weren't as bright or as knowledgeable as you or your peers about what they were running or leading. The staff's only job was to teach, and they ignored the many obstacles put in place by these cliques. One might laugh at the comparison of corporate America to high school, but to many who have lived it, they know it's a spot-on truth when comparing the politics involved in each.

©2016 Robert Greene (P)2016 Robert Greene

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Unexpected

Ofcourse it's expected RG will always put out quality work, but this short yet effective pice was unexpected

It doesn't particularly bring new information to light, but re-unforced those things we know in the back of our heads we just need somebody else to say out loud.

A lot of practical advice about what NOT to do, which can help avoid a lot of blunders I still make myself in daily life especially in a new work place
(He doesn't tell any stories in this one)

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  • Abhijit
  • 30-09-18

NOT by the famous author "Robert Greene"

This book is not by the author of 48 Laws of Power, Mastery etc...
This is a different Robert Greene. I wish I would I have know that before I bought this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-18

I enjoy Mr. Green's viewpoint

I don't use the rules myself but it is nice to have someone that is aware of them and points out that they exist. I imagine this is what mentors and others would do in the past when you entered a job so that you could navigate the sometimes dangerous waters of climbing the corporate ladder. It gets more windy the higher you go.

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  • Elle
  • 03-08-18

Anyone Beginning Their Career Should Read This

All these rules apply in the government as well. I did 8-years in the USAF, worked within the government since then, and recently started a corporate job. I started getting like everyone was playing by a set of rules that I want familiar with. The government is always looking for ways to save time and money. Corporate America says that they do too but push back with so much force when you suggest or implement a change. I live Robert Greene's books anyway, but this one I immediately applied and things were better. In his words "I learned to color the roses." Which is another way if saying in military jargon "Shut-up and color!"

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  • Kermit Forbes
  • 18-01-20

It didn't put me to sleep

Working overnight it's easy to fall asleep but not with this one. I listen to the entire book it's a short one and I plan to read this again.

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  • Willard
  • 16-01-20

Good

alot of common sense knowledge but still a few good takeaways. thank you Robert Green

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  • aqua
  • 29-10-19

More entertaining than educational

Brutal mockery of corporate culture. Mental erotica for the road. It's somewhat pandering but somehow unapologetically sharp at the same time.
The rules are probably nothing you didn't know (more or less, maybe not explicitly in those words), still thrilling to hear from someone else. It's like someone summarized all those vague feeling you had into concrete ideas. I had so much fun listening to him talk about the crabs.

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  • Brian
  • 13-10-19

Barely Qualifies as a pamphlet

This purchase stands out of the more than 60 books I have purchased from audible as qualified rip off. There is barely enough information for it to qualify as billboard let alone a book.

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  • I am Sam
  • 13-02-19

Great advice

I love the honesty in Robert Greene. His advice is spot on, something I will apply to my everyday life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-02-19

This should be a must read in every high school!

This was a quick and easy listen. I wish I found it sooner so I wouldn't growing back limbs! Great rules to live by. push yourself to adhere to them. I will be sharing this with my young son

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  • Mike
  • 27-09-18

decent article. not worth paying for.

definitely not up to the normal standard of Robert Greene writing. some valuable lessons, but not for $2.75.