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The Education of an Accidental CEO: Lessons Learned from the Trailer Park to the Corner Office Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Novak, John Boswell Narrator: Howard Ross Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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David Novak, one of today's most engaging, unconventional, and successful business leaders, lived in 32 trailer parks in 23 states by the time he reached the seventh grade. He sold encyclopedias door to door, worked as a hotel night clerk, and took a job as a $7,200-a-year advertising copywriter with the hope of maybe one day becoming a creative director. Instead, he became head of the world's largest restaurant company at the ripe old age of 47.

While David never went to business school, he did learn from the greatest of teachers: experience. His ideas built an entire culture around reward and recognition, getting everyone from division presidents to dishwashers to buy into recognizing the achievements of others, and are studied in great detail by other companies. Now he wants to share with you what he discovered about getting ahead and getting noticed; motivating people and turning businesses around; building winning teams and running a global company of nearly one million people; and always staying true to yourself.

Whether you are the CEO of a global conglomerate or a budding entrepreneur, David Novak's street-smart wisdom will help you get where you want to go.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Karen Downs | 8/17/2013

    " Loved it... David Novak shares his successes and challenges in a very open and sharing kind of way. Highly inspiring leader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Travis | 3/21/2013

    " I listened into the fourth cd of eight and it was good, but it started to feel like an endless journey. I wasn't sure why I needed to listen to 8 cds so I stopped. By four I was sure I had about what I needed and my interest was falling off. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Aaron Higley | 1/18/2012

    " Good book. There are some good insights in the book and Mr. Novak is very likable. It was a enjoyable and quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Michael Barker | 12/10/2011

    " Excellent book on management of people and how to achieve success. "

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