Success By Default

Success By Default

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by Michael Solomon
     
 

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In the cutthroat world of business, many aspiring moguls reject kindness as a virtue and develop a sharp competitive edge that can wound struggling colleagues. For those who wish to rise to the top without knocking others down, Michael Solomon offers guidance in Success By Default: The Depersonalization of Corporate America

"No matter what business you are in,

Overview

In the cutthroat world of business, many aspiring moguls reject kindness as a virtue and develop a sharp competitive edge that can wound struggling colleagues. For those who wish to rise to the top without knocking others down, Michael Solomon offers guidance in Success By Default: The Depersonalization of Corporate America

"No matter what business you are in, no matter what your product or service, the only thing that runs a business is people," Solomon writes. Through his own struggles with unscrupulous entrepreneurs, he has developed a business plan steeped in humanism, which he now shares with readers.

Success By Default takes readers through Solomon's action-packed career in law enforcement and a chain of events that led him to reinvent himself as a corporate player. Immersed in a sea of successful executives, Solomon was first excited, then disillusioned, as he witnessed the actions of his colleagues. He boldly details the misplaced priorities, stolen ideas and unethical practices that left him dismayed. Instead of wallowing in Self-pity, Solomon followed his father's advice and forged ahead. This, he writes, is what led to Success By Default.

Each chapter delivers witty anecdotes, simple wisdom and straightforward advice on how to avoid trampling people in the mad rush to achieve. An insightful guide to ethical business practices, Success By Default offers readers pages of wisdom gleaned from the front lines of corporate battles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456760274
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
04/20/2011
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Success by Default 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Because this is one of the most NOTHING books I've ever read. Some guy writes little bullet point paragraphs about his work history. And his father always told him something about bobbing for apples. It'd be fine if he wanted to write all this down AND GIVE IT TO HIS FAMILY. But it's amateurish, ungrammatical and just not very useful, insightful or fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't buy another book until you read this first. I never thought a book about succeeding not only in business but also in life could bring me to tears. This one almost did. I felt every emotion the author expierenced as he turned his life around and took care of the less fortunate along the way. Don't miss this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book belongs on the desk of every CEO in America. I could not put it down. I really felt the authors frustrations and triumphs as he started with nothing and rose to the top. Taking everyone with him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must read. What a Human interest story of how to succeed in business by trying. What a celebration of looking defeat in the face and laughing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. I finished in one day. This is a must read for anyone who wants to succeed not only in business but in life as well.