The Lowdown

  • by Richard Charkin, Richard Pettinger
  • Narrated by Lorelei King, Steven Pacey
  • 0 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here are useful tips to help you climb the corporate ladder....In today's competitive job market, you need to find an edge. What if you had one of the top CEOs in the publishing industry as your mentor? What if that mentor gave you inside information and top tips to help you plan your route to the top? And what if that mentor was available at the click of a button?In an effective but light-hearted talk, Richard Charkin, executive director of Bloomsbury PLC (publisher of the phenomenally successful Harry Potter novels), gives the lowdown on how to climb the career ladder, the best way to start, what pitfalls to avoid as you advance, and how to stay on top once you're there.As a bonus, people at the top of their profession - such as best-selling author Jeffrey Archer and chief executive of the British Library, Lynne Brindley - provide questions they've always wanted the answers to. Topics covered include:
The lessons you should learn before you even begin to climb the ladder

Developing a strategy

Making allies and dealing with enemies

The importance of networking

Dealing with office politics

How to get yourself noticed

How to know when it's time to move on

The things you need to know to be a good CEO


What the Critics Say

"Richard Charkin is a one-off eccentric, whose views are always worth listening to as he thinks outside the box. A remarkable man." Jeffrey Archer


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Enjoyed listening to this title, which proves you don't have to be ruthless to get to the top. I'd be curious to know how many CEOs in non-arts-related industries shared his views; I'm sure many of them could benefit from listening to the very people-centred business philosophy of this author, whose personality really comes through.
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- Violet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-04-2009
  • Publisher: Creative Content Ltd