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Download Power: Why Some People Have It - and Others Don't Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.0066889632107 out of 53.0066889632107 out of 53.0066889632107 out of 53.0066889632107 out of 53.0066889632107 out of 5 3.01 (299 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Dreamscape Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Brimming with counterintuitive advice, numerous examples from various countries, and surprising findings, this groundbreaking guide reveals the strategies and tactics that separate the winners from the losers.

Power is a force that can be used and harnessed not only for individual gain but also for the benefit of organizations and society. Power, however, is not something that can be learned from those in charge; their advice often puts a rosy spin on their ascent and focuses on what should have worked, rather than what actually did.

Instead, Pfeffer reveals the true paths to power and career success. Iconoclastic and grounded in the realpolitik of human interaction, Power is an essential organizational survival manual and a new standard in the field of leadership and management.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cevat Gerni | 2/6/2016

    " Absolutely it should be read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teodora Todorova | 2/17/2014

    " Overall a good book. Let's see if I will have more power in a year's time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/11/2014

    " Fantastic book with great tips for how to build a power base at work. I literally stayed up late to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Johnson | 2/1/2014

    " It was ok, but not much use for refining your skills, more appropriate if you are just setting out and the world truly is your oyster. That probably says more about me, than it does bout this book.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David McDanal | 1/24/2014

    " Good book, but I felt it dragged a bit. Could have been shorter and wouldn't have missed anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Topherjaynes | 1/21/2014

    " More about the sociology of corporate relationships, and not how to gain power. Interesting and really helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 1/20/2014

    " Just started. So far, it's fascinating from an organizational behavior POV. Stay tuned.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Graham | 1/15/2014

    " Great book about politics and influence in the workplace. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elly | 12/20/2013

    " Can't wait to read another Stanford professor's new book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Miles | 11/22/2013

    " Much more lucid and humane than "48 Laws of Power". Just as interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rejath Nair | 5/24/2013

    " Average book,only thing extra is the data "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 10/11/2012

    " I couldn't make it all the way through because it was nauseating. Not the quality of the book, but what really goes on in corporate America. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daniel Lee | 7/20/2012

    " Wasn't the book for me. The advice is basically "the world is unfair. lie, cheat, steal and claw your way to the top any way you can. Stomp on a few throats if you want as well." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 5/5/2012

    " Useful information delivered matter-of-factly, in a tone that would calm even those with moral reservations that 'power seeking' is dangerous territory. The presentation of social science research was bearable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Varun | 4/25/2012

    " Amazing book - a must-have side companion no matter whichever level in the organization you are at! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrienne | 3/11/2012

    " It justifies and clarifies what underlings see. It features plenty of examples like a rolodex of who's who in business. Pfeffer tells it straight without fluff. Worthwhile reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sébastien | 9/21/2011

    " I just can't get myself to to continue reading this book although the content seems interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 3/18/2011

    " Much more lucid and humane than "48 Laws of Power". Just as interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 2/15/2011

    " Very interesting and different view of politics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrienne | 1/17/2011

    " It justifies and clarifies what underlings see. It features plenty of examples like a rolodex of who's who in business. Pfeffer tells it straight without fluff. Worthwhile reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/3/2011

    " Great book about politics and influence in the workplace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 12/7/2010

    " Interesting and fairly compelling argument for gaining power. I got some great ideas for a character I'm writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tama | 11/23/2010

    " Learned a lot about how the power game works. recommended it to family members "

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About the Author

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or coauthor of thirteen books, and he has also held visiting professorships at the Harvard Business School, London Business School, IESE Business School in Spain, and other institutions.

About the Narrator

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, fantasy, military, thrillers, and humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, he keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.