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You Can't Win a Fight with Your Boss: 55 Other Rules for Success

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You can't win a fight with your boss.

If you have ever thought otherwise, then you're dead wrong. And you're career is over, too.

In this lively guide to surviving the pitfalls of the modern corporate environment, Tom Markert, a senior executive at information giant ACNielsen, presents 56 practical rules that every employee, manager, and executive must follow in order to fin
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Harper Business (first published May 26th 2004)
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Sep 27, 2007 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to understand American corporate culture
While I do not like the aggressive, unbalanced approach fostered in this book--climbing the corporate ladder requires one to give up most of her or his life for that cause--reading it is helping me understand how corporate America works. I have determined I need to get out of said culture, because I prefer for my life to be far healthier and balanced. However, for as long as I am in it, I will able to use the knowledge in this book to navigate the treacherous waters of corporate America with the ...more
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think this is a very simple, useful book for any employee, especial for students, fresh-graduated students.
This book also help me to understand my bosses.
It's very easy to twig all of 56 rules for Success, but the problem is: how to remember, how to practice them day by day. If you could, you will be successful.
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was ok
Finished this book over lunch and found some of the advice useful (Embrace Change, Coach your team) while some of the other advice was a bit antiquated ( Stay on the right side of the boss’s spouse...really?!). It was a quick read and may find its way back to the bookstore at which I made said purchase.
Bhomit Bhandari
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fairly thorough practical tips, goodread over a cup of coffee.
Jun 22, 2007 rated it really liked it
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You Can’t Win a Fight with Your Boss & 55 Other Rules For Success provides 56 rules which the author believes are necessary for your success in an organization, especially if you wish to reach higher managerial positions. I found this book really interesting, and it had many interesting bits of advice.

I cannot say I agree with everything. The author of this book is a successful executive and he believes that whatever he and the people he knows have faced is the true path to success. While much o
Sep 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
This pocket guide to survival in the workplace helped me navigate through the echelons and how to best deal with the corporate politics and self development
Krishna Mallela
Jun 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Very good one, a must read for all the corporate folks as such . Very useful tips for daily corporate life.
Jan 31, 2008 rated it liked it
I was given this book to read in order to grasp the concept of what battles are worth fighting and how to fight them. It was very interesting.
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Couldn't finish. Too much about breaking your back for the corporate beast. ...more
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