Death to All Sacred Cows: How Successful Businesses Put the Old Rules Out to Pasture

Death to All Sacred Cows How Successful Businesses Put the Old Rules Out to Pasture Teams Create the Best Solutions BANG Always Trust Your Research BANG It s Okay to Put Up with Jerks If They re Talented BANG When you think about it there are a lot of Sacred Cows grazing lazily in

  • Title: Death to All Sacred Cows: How Successful Businesses Put the Old Rules Out to Pasture
  • Author: David Bernstein Bill Schwab
  • ISBN: 9781401303310
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Teams Create the Best Solutions BANG Always Trust Your Research BANG It s Okay to Put Up with Jerks, If They re Talented BANG When you think about it, there are a lot of Sacred Cows grazing lazily in the halls of corporate America And we think it s time someone shot them Dead Don t get us wrong While the authors have nothing against cows in general they lo Teams Create the Best Solutions BANG Always Trust Your Research BANG It s Okay to Put Up with Jerks, If They re Talented BANG When you think about it, there are a lot of Sacred Cows grazing lazily in the halls of corporate America And we think it s time someone shot them Dead Don t get us wrong While the authors have nothing against cows in general they love steak , they do have a problem with Sacred Cows Blindly doing things because well that s the way they ve always been done Formulas may be comforting, but they rarely work in the real world This is the funniest and truest business book you ll ever read Not only do the authors demonstrate how to identify and kill the Sacred Cows in your workplace, they also reveal brilliant alternatives that will put your career in overdrive and help make your business profitable, innovative, and happy From branding Branding Is Expensive BANG to leadership Follow the Leader BANG to hiring Only Hire Someone Who Has Done the Job Before BANG no Sacred Cow is left standing Oh, and here s another Sacred Cow of business books No one reads flap copy BANG

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    1. I will say the fact that I read this is a loose term because I didn't read it. I couldn't. I read the first couple chapters all the way through and didn't like it. So then I skipped around reading snippets to see if maybe I was just stuck in the intro part before the book found its identity. But no, still no good. My major problems with this book include the constant joking and bizarre conversations in this book. I appreciate a sense of humor in a book, but this was so jokey that it made it hard [...]

    2. Winningly iconoclastic book about how not to suck in business by knowing when to break the rules. Nothing revolutionary here but an enjoyable read and I wish I worked in the same office as these guys. If you read Buckingham> you've got the idea.

    3. Читал эту кингу на русском языке. Издательство Манн Иванов и Фербер. Хорошая быстрая книга, которая просто может дать небольшую встряску тем, у кого бизне застоялся черезчур и надо что-то делать. А ещё хорошо для тех, кто любит сам себе придумывать правила, всегда им следова [...]

    4. I finished the book after 3 yrs. I think the concepts were interesting and the examples had merit, but the writing style was excruciating. I do not need a "humorous" aside, pun, or commentary in EVERY SINGLE sentence. The authors were exhausting to read; I can only shudder at what a dinner party must be like.

    5. Certainly the most entertaining business book I ever read. Interestingly, the authors have my sense of humor about things. Is there anything earth shattering in here? Not really, but there wasn't anything I would label as "bull" either. And they didn't overdo it, meaning the book wasn't 300 pages when it could have been 30. Well done.

    6. This is a great business book that takes a stance against so many business "norms" and brings a little common sense and logic to several major problems/situations that are common in the business world.

    7. The book tried a little too hard to be comedic, but there were some good ideas. I listened to the audio version and the speaker did a good job of keeping the silliness in its place.

    8. While I agree with many of the points in the book, I think I was looking for something a bit more substantive. I'm not sure in what way. The writing was a little silly for me.

    9. A quick, fun read, with a lot of common sense advice such as "don't put up with jerks in your organization", "the customer isn't always right". Not terribly revolutionary, but a good reminder.

    10. Not a whole lot of new material, but presented in a witty way that made it far more digestable than the average business-productivity book

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