What the CEO Wants You to Know, Expanded and Updated

How Your Company Really Works
Narrated by: David H. Lawrence XVII
Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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The classic on the universal laws of business success, completely revised and updated for today's leaders

Completely rewritten for today's business world, What the CEO Wants You to Know, expanded and updated, written by best-selling author Ram Charan, describes the fundamentals behind every business, from street vendors in Mumbai to Fortune 500 companies. Drawing on stories from Uber, Amazon, Apple, Toyota, Netflix, Lyft, The Limited, Walmart, GE, and Starbucks, Charan, in the most accessible language imaginable, explains the ins and outs of how companies work, from gross revenue and operating costs to inventory and cash flow, from turnover, profits, and margins to return on capital and accounts payable and receivable, from product quality to sales. A classic in the business literature, with hundreds of thousands of copies in print, this short and engaging book is like a miniature MBA course.

For everyone who wants to master and understand the levers that drive a successful business, What the CEO Wants You to Know is the perfect answer.

©2017 Ram Charan (P)2017 Random House Audio

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MBA in a book

Good overview or refresher for creating value in a business. In today’s PC world, this book is a good reminder of why American businesses are so competitive. When the government gets out of the way, the American worker can accomplish a lot. There is great value in the dignity of work.

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Great surface level explanation of how to run a successful business. 4 more words required.

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Excellent Work

I’m enjoying each of Charam’s books. This is my latest read and I recommend it to anyone seeking a simple explanation of the broad-reaching fundamentals inherent to all businesses.

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could be basic stuff for experienced

great compilation and transitions in between topics. could be a bit too basic for folks with business expertise.

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Not original

It’s ok but really nothing original. A lot of captain obvious moments. It is a useful guide to folks who may not have much experience valuing companies.

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