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What the CEO Wants You to Know, Expanded and Updated: How Your Company Really Works

Ram Charan

A powerful lesson in what is really important in business, this remarkable book by an ultimate insider takes the lessons of the peddler and reveals how they can be used by the rest of us. Reminiscent of bestsellers such as "Who Moved My Cheese?" and" The One-Minute Manager, What the CEO Wants You to Know" is simple, direct, and of immense use to everyone in business.

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Book Information

Publisher: Not available
Publish Date: 02/13/2001
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 9780609608395
ISBN-10: 0609608398
Language: English

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August 06, 2008

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November 30, 2007

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January 23, 2009

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February 24, 2015

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The classic on the universal laws of business success, completely revised and updated for today's leaders Completely rewritten for today's business world, What the CEO Wants You to Know, expanded and updated, written by bestselling author Ram Charan, describes the fundamentals behind every business, from street vendors in Mumbai, to Fortune 500 companies. Drawing on stories from Uber, Amazon, Apple, Toyota, Netflix, Lyft, The Limited, Walmart, GE and Starbucks, Charan, in the most accessible language imaginable, explains the ins and outs of how companies work, from gross revenue and operating costs, to inventory and cash flow, from turnover, profits and margins, to return on capital and accounts payable and receivable, from product quality to sales. A classic in the business literature, with hundreds of thousands of copies in print, this short and engaging book is like a miniature MBA course between covers. For everyone who wants to master and understand the levers that drive a successful business, What the CEO Wants You to Know is the perfect answer.

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