Clueless at The Work: Advice from a Corporate Tyrant

Clueless at The Work: Advice from a Corporate Tyrant

by Anthony Garone
Clueless at The Work: Advice from a Corporate Tyrant

Clueless at The Work: Advice from a Corporate Tyrant

by Anthony Garone


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People are clueless and work by situational imitation, narrow mimicry and semi-conscious role-playing because they simply don’t know any better. Schools don’t teach us how to succeed. They teach us how to be good at school.

The Work isn’t a prescriptive, repeatable algorithm taking you from A to B. It's a framework bridging many ideas, books and experiences, but applied uniquely to whoever encounters it. You are your own person with your own life, so the way you implement these strategies is up to you.

Clueless at The Work emerged from an urge to digest, amalgamate, organize and disseminate the potent and powerful works of others—all filtered by learning and experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949267297
Publisher: Armchair Adventurer
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

The Work

The Cost of Cluelessness

Hierarchy of Success

Stage 0: The Basics

Stage 1: Show Up to Work on Time and Do Well

Show Up to Work on Time

Challenge: Mental Blocks

Challenge: You’re Just Not a Timely Person

Challenge: Reliable Transportation

Do Well

Challenge: The Gap

Challenge: Practice Does Not Make Perfect

Stage 2: Become Proficient, Develop Understanding


Challenge: Teaching Yourself

Challenge: Proficiency doesn’t mean you’re ready for the Big Leagues

Challenge: Making Mistakes

Develop Understanding

Challenge: Understand How Your Position Makes Money

Challenge: You Can’t Know What You Haven’t Experienced

Challenge: Learn What You’re Bad At

Challenge: Being Smart is Overrated

Stage 3: Build Relationships, Be Indispensable

Build Relationships

Challenge: Use LinkedIn

Challenge: Zero Charisma

Challenge: The Unlikeables

Be Indispensable

Challenge: Align your Values with your Work

Challenge: Stay Close to the Revenue Stream

Challenge: Find Indispensable People

Challenge: Don’t be a Victim

Stage 4: Read the Room and Take Ownership

Take Ownership

Challenge: Becoming an Owner

Challenge: You Might Not be a Good Owner

Read the Room

Challenge: When others are Poor Contributors

Challenge: Communicating Directly

Challenge: When you’re the Poor Contributor

Challenge: The Jerk in your Head

Stage 5: Take Control, get Rich and Change the World

Take Control

Challenge: Control your Calendar

Challenge: Pay Attention

Challenge: Let’s get Uncomfortable

Challenge: Know your Biases

Challenge: Know What the Heck you’re Doing

Challenge: Know What the Heck you’re not Doing

Get Rich

Challenge: Everything you do Costs Something

Challenge: Competition and Status Anxiety

Change the World

Challenge: Don’t Go Back to School

Challenge: The Odds are Against You

Challenge: Create the Team you need for the Future

Challenge: Rebuilding Skills

The Journey

Thinking 6, 12, 18, and 24 Months Out

Nth-Order Consequences

Reminder: You Can’t Predict the Future

Challenge: Catastrophe

Assessing Your Success or Failure

Challenge: Hindsight is 20/20

You Don’t Know What You’re Going Through

Everything in the World is Negotiable

Interview Recreationally

Know What you Want

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

No One Has All the Answers

Get What You Want

Say What You Want

Challenge: Don’t Become a Jargonaut

Pursue Excellence

Too Much Information is Bad for You

The World Isn’t Like You

Acceptance and Commitment (Room Meditation)

Be Part of a Culture that Aligns with Your Values

Distancing Language/You are Not Your Feelings

Want What You Have

Don’t Be So Serious

Allow Life to get Easier

Give Yourself a Break

Divide Your Time Naturally

Stay Humble


The Final Summary

Reference Materials


Websites and Internet Search Keywords

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