Often Wrong, Never in Doubt: Unleash the Business Rebel Within

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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It's not a question. It is a philosophy to live by. It's Donny Deutsch's motto. And it is the secret possessed by every person with the right stuff—the one-in-a-hundred who gets to the top of their team, their company, their business, their industry.

If there is an assignment or a promotion up for grabs, a client or account looking for new answers, do you know how to go for it? Donny Deutsch built a billion-dollar media business asking himself the basic question, "Why Not Me?" Once the reader asks—and answers—that question, a world of opportunity opens up. It is a tool to motivate people, build a business, and create a business culture.

Often Wrong, Never in Doubt is an inspirational book from one of America's most colorful and exciting entrepreneurs. It's Donny's story. In a fun conversation with the reader, Donny lays out the core principles that propelled him to create tremendous wealth, build a huge and influential business, and become a national personality. Using inside stories of the media, the advertising industry, and a youth spent growing up on the streets of New York, Donny gives the commonsense bottom line that he has learned along the way, broken down into real, relevant, and inspiring lessons that will be useful to everyone from the front-line salesperson to the middle manager to the successful corporate executive. (It's also a useful guide for dating.)

 

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Contents

How to Get in the Door When the Doors Not Open
25
The Touch Football Doctrine
43
Zig Theory
66
The MutualWin Management Formula
84
The BossSubordinate Role Model
98
The Corporate Homeland Security Theory
129
It All Comes Back to Babes
146
The Risk of Not Being Risky
162
The Business World
177
The Power of Managing Up
191
Your Own World
205
Why Hatred Is Good
218
The BigShadow Principle
231
Index
249
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About the author (2009)

Under Donny Deutsch's leadership as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsch Inc., the company has grown into the nation’s premier cutting-edge advertising agency, with blue-chip clients, including Mitsubishi Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Revlon, Coors, Novartis, Expedia, Monster, and Old Navy. Both Advertising Age and Adweek have honored the $2.7 billion agency time and again as “Agency of the Year.” Informed, opinionated, influential, and funny, Donny recently launched a hip and irreverent CNBC talk show, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, which examines issues in pop culture, business, politics, the arts, and sports. He is also Managing Partner of the independent film production company Deutsch Open City. In presidential politics he was a lead member of the successful Clinton/Gore communications team. A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Donny now serves on two prestigious boards: UPenn School of Social Work’s Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Peter Knobler has written best-selling books with James Carville and Mary Matalin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Governor Ann Richards, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, and Sumner Redstone, among others. Peter is the former editor of Crawdaddy magazine. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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