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The obvious 1 edition

The obvious
James Dale

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The obvious
all you need to know in business : period
1st ed.
by James Dale.

Published 2007 by Hyperion in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The bottom is a good place to start
There are no shortcuts
Work is a challenge : or it should be
It is about everyone but you
Go on an ego diet
The credit will find you
There's something to this golden rule thing
The bad guys make the good guys look better
You're judged by the company you keep
Shut up
Listen : then hear
You can learn a lot from great listeners
It's okay to be ignorant : it's not okay to stay that way
Ask : it's a great way to find out what you don't know
Don't sell : solve
Give people what they want
Buying is selling
The customer is always right : even when she's wrong
You can see more clearly from a distance
Throw out your mental trash
Extra long is for suits, not meetings
Don't write in ink : (50% of all meetings get changed)
Cut the budget : cut your losses
It's more important to do business than to speak business
A weasel is a rodent
Mean what you say
There's no such thing as a good liar
An excuse is not a reason
Whatever you think, think the opposite
Failure is good
Change happens
Just because someone is rich doesn't make him smart
You have to get old : you don't have to think old
Life isn't fair : get over it
Consistency beats a hot streak every time
Don't look backward : there's nothing there
Envy is ugly
Grudges are stupid
Forgive and forget : or at least one of out two
Ignore titles, especially your own
Money is a tool, not a god
Today is a good time to do something
Obsessive-compulsive isn't all bad
Patience is a virtue : so is impatience
Work is not a hobby
Be the boss : don't be bossy
Hire someone smarter than you
Promote someone who isn't ready
Everyone has a boss, even the boss
If you wait for things to be different, you're in for a long wait
If you have to ask for a raise, quit
Start over tomorrow, but don't do it the same way.


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HF5386 .D165 2007

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