What the CEO Wants You to Know: How Your Company Really Works (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Random House LLC, Mar 15, 2001 - Business & Economics - 141 pages
39 Reviews
The universal laws of business success . . . no matter whether you are selling fruit from a stand or running a Fortune 500 company.

Have you ever noticed that the business savvy of the world's best CEOs seems like a kind of street smarts? They sense where the opportunities are and how to take advantage of them. And their companies make money consistently, year after year.

How different is it to run a big company than to sell fruit from a cart or run a small shop in a village? In essence, not very, according to Ram Charan. From his childhood in India, where he worked in his family's shoe shop, to his education at Harvard Business School and his daily work advising many of the world's best CEOs, Ram understands business as few can.

The best CEOs have a knack for bringing the most complex business down to the fundamentals -- the same fundamentals of the family shoe shop. They have business acumen -- the ability to focus on the basics and make money for the company.

What the CEO Wants You to Know captures these insights and explains in clear, simple language how to do what great CEOs do instinctively and persistently:

* Understand the basic building blocks of a business and use them to figure out how your company makes money and operates as a total business.

* Decide what to do, despite the clutter of day-to-day business and the complexity of the real world.

Many people spend more than a hundred thousand dollars on an MBA without learning to pull these pieces of the puzzle together. Many others lack a formal business education and feel shut out from the executive suite. What the CEO Wants You to Know takes the mystery out of business and shows the secrets of success used by business legends like Jack Welch of GE.


From the Hardcover edition.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
13
4 stars
16
3 stars
6
2 stars
4
1 star
0

Review: What the CEO Wants You to Know: Using Your Business Acumen to Understand How Your Company Really Works

User Review  - Leticia - Goodreads

easy to read and fun to share Read full review

Review: What the CEO Wants You to Know: Using Your Business Acumen to Understand How Your Company Really Works

User Review  - Nick Miller - Goodreads

Had to read for college but had good information. Read full review

Contents

Preface 1
11
i The World Has Complexity Leaders Provide
67
Making Groups 1ccisivc lesigning
112
What to Do and How to Do
119
Agenda
127
Index 158
138
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Ram Charan is a highly sought adviser to CEOs and senior executives in companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500, including GE, Ford, DuPont, EDS, Universal Studios, and Verizon. He is the author of Boards That Work and the coauthor of Every Business Is a Growth Business and E-Board Strategies. Dr. Charan has written numerous articles for Harvard Business Review and other publications, including the Fortune cover story "Why CEOs Fail."He has a D.B.A and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and has taught at Harvard and Northwestern. He won the best teacher award at Northwestern's Kellogg School and was recently elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.


From the Hardcover edition.

Bibliographic information