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

David Novak

David Novak-one of today's most engaging, unconventional, and successful business leaders-lived in thirty-two trailer parks in twenty-three 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 hopes of one day becoming a creative director. Instead, he became head of the world's largest restaurant company at the ripe old age of forty-seven. 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 dish washers 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 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. From the Compact Disc edition.

David Novak-one of today's most engaging, unconventional, and successful business leaders-lived in thirty-two trailer parks in twenty-three 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 hopes of one day becoming a creative director. Instead, he became head of the world's largest restaurant company at the ripe old age of forty-seven. 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 dish washers 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 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. From the Compact Disc edition.
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David Novak-one of today's most engaging, unconventional, and successful business leaders-lived in thirty-two trailer parks in twenty-three 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 hopes of one day becoming a creative director. Instead, he became head of the world's largest restaurant company at the ripe old age of forty-seven. 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 dish washers 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 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. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Boswell, Howard Ross

Length:

7h 21m


Chapters

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04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:13


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:07


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:15


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:57


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:36


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:16


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:17


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:14


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:34


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:50


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:46


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:22


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:18


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:55


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:33


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:28


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:10


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:54


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:51


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:49


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:53


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:13


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:43


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:55


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:51


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:54


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:56


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:16


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:58


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:36


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:14