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Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead

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Award-winning Bloomberg television host Betty Liu compiles the wisdom of the world's best CEOs into a fun, insightful, and practical guide for success.

Betty Liu is famous the world over for asking the tough questions of today's most successful people--and for her uncanny ability to get straight answers where others have failed. As an award-winning financial journalist and
Hardcover, 193 pages
Published December 9th 2013 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jul 27, 2014 Island rated it it was ok
I picked this book because I read some articles written by the author, Betty Liu on LinkedIn and she seemed to have interesting views and tips on career decisions. After reading this very thin volume I think it was just another oversized PR flyer with the purpose of catpitalizing a well-known name. (The author is a famous broadcasting celebrity in the US.)The book is meant to give you advice on how to get ahead in your career based on noted CEOs' opinion, but it is stuck on the level of 5-minute ...more
Richard Turgeon
Mar 20, 2015 Richard Turgeon rated it it was ok
I was relieved when I finished this. Betty has a good voice, she's perceptive, and she can clearly draw people out. However, this book really needed a better editor to help make it more cohesive. Also everyone's path to success is different. The interview subjects themselves make this clear, but the author has a hard time presenting any unifying themes or coherent structure. One is left with the feeling they've read exactly what this is: a hodgepodge of interviews with successful people. And ...more
Christina Boyle
May 31, 2015 Christina Boyle rated it did not like it
I like Betty Liu but the book unfortunately is practically unreadable. I was upset. The book caused me to reevaluate my admiration of her. She was first a journalist - which seems a bit surprising now. Shocking that this is a Wiley published book.

The book was a scramble of business related advice and anecdotes. I tried to muddle through it. I gave up half way through.
Michael Han
Sep 01, 2015 Michael Han rated it it was ok
very disappointing choice. Given her unique accessibility to successful CEOs/entrepreneurs, I expected much deeper insight from those people. Most of the contents are not much more than from shallow ten minutes interview.
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Betty Liu is a news anchor for Bloomberg Television, a subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P. and a correspondent for ABC news.

Main occupation: author, journalist, news anchor.

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“Women scored a salary that was 18 percent higher when they negotiated the salary for someone else. Men pretty much negotiated the same salaries whether it was for themselves or for someone else, and the levels were pretty consistent with what the women negotiated when they represented someone else. It appears that the women executives were particularly energized when they felt a sense o responsibility to represent another person's interests.” 1 likes
“Too many of the women lack critical assignments that will give 'star' visibility in their companies, even though they are considered high potential," she said. "Such assignments enable a woman to prove herself by showcasing her skills, tenacity, leadership, and making a difference to the company's bottom line.” 1 likes
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