How to Get to the Top

How to Get to the Top

Business Lessons Learned at the Dinner Table

Book - 2007
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Grand Central Pub
The bestselling author of How to Become CEO returns with a pithy, smart, and useful collection of wisdom learned by business leaders at their own family dinners.

Do you want to get to the top? Do you want to know how to rise above the crowd and become a leader in your field? Then this is the book for you. In How to Get to the Top, bestselling author Jeffrey J. Fox combines his own experience 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. The essential guide on how to get to the top--and stay there--this compelling book contains hard-hitting advice on independence and self-reliance, management dynamics, and problem solving, including:

  • You can't unsour the milk.
  • Speak sweetly: You may have to eat your words.
  • Tip as if you were the tippee.
  • Act like you own the place.
  • You have to know the rules to break them.
  • Never be late.
  • Always compliment the chef . . . especially at home.
  • Teach your girls to whistle.
  • Spend the company's money as you would your own.
  • Don't teach the quarterback to catch.


Baker & Taylor
A collection of life lessons learned by business leaders at their own family dinners shares essential recommendations on a range of topics, from independence and self-reliance to management dynamics and problem solving, in a guide that features such tips as "You can't unsour the milk" and "Tip as if you were the tippee."

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xvi, 204 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781401303303
1401303307
Branch Call Number: 658.409 Fox

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