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How to Get to the Top: Business lessons learned at the dinner table
You may know how to eat dinner???but do you know how to devour wisdom at the same time? Jeffrey J. Fox does, and in the same counterintuitive and upbeat style as his previous books, Business Lessons Learned at the Family Dinner Table will incorporate stories about lessons learned at the dinner table from members of the founders' families of some of the biggest, most notabl ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 22nd 2008 by Vermilion
(first published January 1st 2007)
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Nov 20, 2017 Shephanie Kuan rated it really liked it · review of another edition
It's a short and simple book that gives you insights, opinions, ways about business that often overlook in our ordinary lives. I like how it separate events or discussions that are in small chunks and simple language.
I'm not a MBA student, but I found this book was an easy read and quite interesting. There are 55 short lessons that potential movers and shakers can absorb. They are told in a folksy, "down home" manner, without the jargon (which is actually rule #22: Buzzsaw the Buzzwords). Some of the suggestions seem to be common sense (like rule #53: Don't Give the Jewish Guy a Pork Roast) but they bear repeating. Because the audience for this book of advice is supposed to be wide, certain anecdotes are del ...more
Some good advice, but the book didn't seem to go far enough. It didn't tell which business leaders gave which advice, nor how they applied it. Additionally, the business leaders are generally ones I haven't heard of (with some exceptions, like George Steinbrenner). It would have been nice if the likes of Steven Jobs, Jack Welch, etc would have been interviewed.