How to Be a Business Superhero: Prepare for Everything, Train with the Best, Make your Own Destiny at Work

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Penguin, Sep 2, 2008 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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This fun and accessible guide offers super advice for business success.

Top venture capitalist and self- proclaimed ?comic book geek? Sean Wise reveals how to create a winning business persona through valuable strategies from great comic book icons. In this engaging and insightful guide, Wise takes readers on a guided tour through the world of superheroes and their lessons, directly relating them to essential business tactics people need to master in order to succeed in today?s workplace.

Featuring modern-day examples of business icons who best illustrate superhero strategies?as well as cautionary lessons from infamous supervillains?this is the book for anyone who dreams of donning a cape instead of a suit, taking an oath instead of swearing at the copier, and seeing the big picture instead of getting mired in the daily grind.
 

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Contents

SUPERHEROES 101
1
THE TEN GOLDEN RULES
3
LESSONS FROM THE LEGENDS
39
BATMAN PREPARATION LEADS TO SUCCESS
41
THE GREEN LANTERN THE WILL AND THE WAY
47
DEADMAN GAIN PERSPECTIVE
57
SPAWNTHINK BEFORE YOU ACT
61
SUPERMAN KNOW YOUR WEAKNESS
66
CAPTAIN AMERICA LEADERSHIP BEST PRACTICES
143
ORACLE BUILD A NETWORK
149
DOCTOR STRANGE NEVERTOO LATE TO CHANGE
153
MR FANTASTIC BE FLEXIBLE
156
FANTASTIC FOUR IT TAKES ALL TYPES
159
PLASTIC MAN HAVE FUN
165
THE LEGION OF SUPERHEROES THE POWER OF DIVERSITY
169
MIDNIGHTER PLAY THE MOVIE IN ADVANCE
174

ROBIN LEARN FROM OTHERS
71
CAPTAIN MARVEL SWIPE OFTEN
75
THOR LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES
84
HELLBOY CREATE YOUR DESTINY
88
THE SILVER SURFER OUTWIT ULTIMATUMS
92
THE HULK KEEP YOUR COOL
97
WONDER WOMAN STAY FOCUSED
101
BLACK BOLT SILENCE IS GOLDEN
106
WOLVERINE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
113
IRON MAN THE NEED FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
117
SPIDERMAN WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY
122
MADROX SYNERGISTIC MULTITASKING
130
JUSTICE LEAGUE EVEN SUPERHEROES NEED HELP
134
GREEN ARROW TARGET A NICHE
139
BRING ON THE BAD GUYS
181
DR DOOM AVOID ENLIGHTENED DESPOTISM
183
SINESTRO CHOOSE INSPIRATION OVER FEAR
188
MAGNETO AVOID ZEALOTRY
196
LEX LUTHOR EGO CHECK
200
THE JOKER TOO FAR OUT OF THE BOX
206
MYSTIQUE BE YOURSELF
210
CATWOMAN PERSPECTIVE MATTERS
214
APPENDICES
221
THE TEN GOLDEN RULES FOR ALL ASPIRING SUPERHEROES
223
BUSINESS SUPERHERO LESSONS LEARNED
225
COMIC BOOKS 101
231
INDEX
237
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