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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.

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Low Grass

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Thank You Mr. Robert Greene for your marvellous books

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NOT by the famous author "Robert Greene"

This book is not by the author of 48 Laws of Power, Mastery etc...
This is a different Robert Greene. I wish I would I have know that before I bought this book.

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  • Mike
  • California
  • 09-27-18

decent article. not worth paying for.

definitely not up to the normal standard of Robert Greene writing. some valuable lessons, but not for $2.75.

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not much information in the book

not much information in the book so I don't understand what the point of the book is

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Should Have Read This Sooner!

It’s an unfortunate, but very realistic truth telling about corporate America without any fluff. All helpful and succinct advice.

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I enjoy Mr. Green's viewpoint

I don't use the rules myself but it is nice to have someone that is aware of them and points out that they exist. I imagine this is what mentors and others would do in the past when you entered a job so that you could navigate the sometimes dangerous waters of climbing the corporate ladder. It gets more windy the higher you go.

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Good ideas and well versed.

The crab analogy was spot on, well done. Enjoyed the the points of the story and narration was fluid.

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Anyone Beginning Their Career Should Read This

All these rules apply in the government as well. I did 8-years in the USAF, worked within the government since then, and recently started a corporate job. I started getting like everyone was playing by a set of rules that I want familiar with. The government is always looking for ways to save time and money. Corporate America says that they do too but push back with so much force when you suggest or implement a change. I live Robert Greene's books anyway, but this one I immediately applied and things were better. In his words "I learned to color the roses." Which is another way if saying in military jargon "Shut-up and color!"

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  • Sd
  • 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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  • Rocky
  • 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*