Great book if you are looking to move up in your career following a new position. Beware though, that it makes many references to the charts, tables, graphs, lists, and figures contained within the actual book. Unfortunately, the audiobook does not come with these images which I felt were extremely important to the application of the book. It would be great if a pdf was provided which contained these items, but instead, I had to go out and buy the physical book as well. If you can find your way around this issue, it is well worth it. It does a good job of creating a visible plan for you to follow to ensure your success and upward mobility within a company. Don't wait until after you get the job to get this book though. I wish I would have read it before I even got the position to be able to go in with a legitimate plan and purpose. Instead I got it six weeks after I started which still helped tremendously.
Yes, I would listen to this several times over. Some of the background content in the first several chapters is a bit cumbersome, however, they are essential to understanding business in today's day and age. In addition, if you are like me and have read countless business, sales, marketing, and leadership books, you will come to realize that many of the concepts in those books come from Drucker's ideas in this text. It is long but provides a very thorough view of business and it's different components that cannot be found in any other book. The narrator is very formal with a south african accent (i think), which made the book boring at times. Every element of business that you can think of, however, is contained in this text, from proper hiring strategies, to entrepreneurship and business structure. It is, therefore, a must read for anyone in any position in business aspiring for an executive position.