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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The CEO Next Door by Elena Botelho and Kim Powell with Tahl Raz, read by Bernadette Dunne.

Everything you thought you knew about becoming a CEO is wrong. You must graduate from an elite college or business school. In fact, only 7 percent of the CEOs of today's companies went to top schools - and 8 percent didn't graduate from college at all. Never put a foot wrong. In fact, people who have become CEOs have on average had five to seven career setbacks on their way to the top.

Drawing on the biggest data set of CEOs in the world - in-depth analysis of 2,600 leaders, drawn from a database of 17,000 CEOs, as well as 13,000 hours of interviews - The CEO Next Door is crammed full of myth-busting and counterintuitive insights into what it really takes to get ahead. Discover the way actual CEOs of top companies think and behave and the kind of traits to develop if you want to make your ambitions a reality and take your career right to the top.

©2018 Elena Botelho, Kim Powell and Tahl Raz (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Highly Recommended

It’s fantastic getting the answers you are looking for, it’s brilliant being pleasantly surprised with even more than you expected.

I recommend this book for any incoming CEO, existing CEO or leader. Well researched information that is well delivered.

Thank you Elena, Kim and Tahl. Great work! This will be hugely helpful.

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Loved it

This is a research based book, yet presented very well and full of real life examples. well done and I'll listen to this again.

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Very inspiring and instructional

Doesn’t matter which position you are , let’s rad this book if you like to be a better and stronger leader-like a wolf.

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One of the great ones

One of the best business books I have ever read. Real, practical and inspiring. Congratulations.

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  • 19-09-2018

interesting

well prepared and argumented book about challenging position of Ceo to anybody ajo wants to grow as a leader.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-2018

3 stars due to the delivery of the stories

I enjoyed the analysis conducted on the CEOs experience. However, could do better on the delivery of the stories. Personally, I like books that could guide the audience into the 'lessons' while providing sufficient stories/insights with appropriate pauses in between. This book does that at first where you can link up between the two, but mid-way you just get lost and don't find the great insights. The book is interesting at first but do prepare yourself for some boring-lengthy story mid-way. 3 stars overall.

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  • Bob
  • 09-01-2021

A practical guide for those getting close to becoming a CEO

I really enjoyed a practical side of this book which is filled with tips, examples and solutions to typical issues of first time CEOs. It also works backwards to how to reach this position with the equally rigorous frameworks.

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  • Alex, London
  • 05-09-2020

Great actionable insights for leaders

Great actionable insights for growing as a leader to take on the top role and home skills to become a high purpose and high performance leader.

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  • Jennifers Daddy
  • 21-08-2019

Useful and not too long

Hearing where the majority of ceos come from and their habits was useful. It's OK to play atv2x speed do you can get through it. Nice and succinct.

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