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Winners Dream - A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office-logo

Winners Dream - A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office

Bill McDermott

A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today's most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott-the co-CEO of the world's largest business software company, SAP-chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company's youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP's flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 he will become SAP's sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill's anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill's story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination.

A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today's most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott-the co-CEO of the world's largest business software company, SAP-chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company's youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP's flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 he will become SAP's sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill's anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill's story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination.
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A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of one of today's most inspiring, admired, and successful global leaders. In Winners Dream, Bill McDermott-the co-CEO of the world's largest business software company, SAP-chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals. Growing up in working-class Long Island, a sixteen-year-old Bill traded three hourly wage jobs to buy a small deli, which he ran by instinctively applying ideas that would be the seeds for his future success. After paying for and graduating college, Bill talked his way into a job selling copiers door-to-door for Xerox, where he went on to rank number one in every sales position he held and eventually became the company's youngest-ever corporate officer. Eventually, Bill left Xerox and in 2002 became the unlikely president of SAP's flailing American business unit. There, he injected enthusiasm and accountability into the demoralized culture by scaling his deli, sales, and management strategies. In 2010, Bill was named co-CEO, and in May 2014 he will become SAP's sole, and first non-European, CEO. Colorful and fast-paced, Bill's anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves; empathetic sales strategies; incentives that yield exceptional team performance; and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill's story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joanne Gordon

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:57