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Publisher's Summary

Do you remember when you had your first thought of corporate America and working there? A job of high importance came to mind, maybe even wearing a suit and working in a fancy office. The sad truth in the matter of this place is, although it has its perks and benefits, it has about as much politics and as many cliques as the high school cafeteria. When thinking about life after high school we always imagined that the real world wouldn't have as many barriers. The cool kids, although they were completely outnumbered by the kids that weren't, had the approval of the staff to lead and make decisions for the overall student body. You might remember being frustrated by this because these students weren't as bright or as knowledgeable as you or your peers about what they were running or leading. The staff's only job was to teach, and they ignored the many obstacles put in place by these cliques. One might laugh at the comparison of corporate America to high school, but to many who have lived it, they know it's a spot-on truth when comparing the politics involved in each.

©2016 Robert Greene (P)2016 Robert Greene

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Very improtant for every employee

If you could sum up The 8 Laws of Corporate America in three words, what would they be?

Right Mindset of success

What other book might you compare The 8 Laws of Corporate America to and why?

How to be Become a Great Boss

What does Cris Abernethy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Tone, Intontation, wonderful attractive voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Low Grass

Any additional comments?

Thank You Mr. Robert Greene for your marvellous books

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  • 06-23-18

I wish I had read it ten years ago! (impossible)

I just "left" a big American corporation and by listening to this book I was able to identify every single mistake I made (and the precise reasons why I had to end up leaving the company). It's so on point it hurts!
This book reveals the obvious jet not so visible truth of how corporate America lives and evolves.
Great instructional reading.

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Love the Brevity

I love Robert’s books and I don’t mind that they are long, but this short book is very nice.

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Quick Summary

Book was fast and informative. Its not very comprehensive but more of a summary of what to expect in Corporate America with suggested course of actions for each law presented

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short and sweet

not super exciting but spot-on accurate and useful. its nice to see Robert greene has short books

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  • George C
  • Brooklyn, NY United States
  • 03-09-18

too short but still valuable

I listened to it twice - it is very fast paced but short. good if you're in a rush but I wish the pace was slower like in Greene's full size books.

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Consice Read

I appreciated the consiceness of this book. Feels like it should be a mandatory part of any corporate hiring.

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Love it..

I love everything about it.. very helpful not only for "corporate" but any job.. the narrator gave a very direct approach to this book and made it very reliable.

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Not Nearly In-depth Enough

Where does The 8 Laws of Corporate America rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty low. It was too short to compare to other audio books. Why is this even an audiobook?

Would you recommend The 8 Laws of Corporate America to your friends? Why or why not?

No. Why recommend a book I could summarize in five minutes?

What does Cris Abernethy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His reading is crisp and clear, and his tone fits the subject matter.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Let's get down to brass tax.

Any additional comments?

Very short book, which was not what I was expecting. I love Greene as an author and the subjects he picks to research. I was hoping for a lot more from this title. Being someone that has had trouble navigating the murky waters and at times, subtle nuances of corporate America, I was hoping for more insight as to how to identify your own path and not just look for what to avoid.

The book does do a decent job of explaining the importance of "the game" and politics of working in a corporate environment but doesn't offer much refuge to those adverse to these corporate norms. I thought more insight could have been given in regards to how to play the game and why it's more important than just putting your heart into your work.

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Very good

I loved it. Real life examples! I read audio books to pass the time at work and this was quick and to the point.

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  • 09-14-16

Unexpected

Ofcourse it's expected RG will always put out quality work, but this short yet effective pice was unexpected

It doesn't particularly bring new information to light, but re-unforced those things we know in the back of our heads we just need somebody else to say out loud.

A lot of practical advice about what NOT to do, which can help avoid a lot of blunders I still make myself in daily life especially in a new work place
(He doesn't tell any stories in this one)

More than worth it 5*