Never Wrestle with a Pig

Never Wrestle with a Pig

And Ninety Other Ideas to Build Your Business and Career

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141002088
  • 304 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


Drawing upon forty years of experience from his own sports and celebrity management practice, Mark H. McCormack is back with common-sense advice aimed at business owners and would-be CEOs. McCormack’s tips include:

  • End your day on time

  • People who say they can keep a secret usually can’t

  • It pays to overestimate your competition

  • The best ideas cannot be stolen

  • Know when to say “It’s none of your business”

  • Get paid for thinking rather than doing

  • Time in front of the customer is the best time of all

  • Be wary of unanimous agreement

  • Not every budget deserves your respect

  • Learn the art of picking up the check

    In ninety brief chapters that range in topic from getting ahead to staying competitive, McCormack makes clear that doing business in today’s climate still involves the same basic elements of human interaction—intelligence, creativity, and efficiency—that have always meant the difference between success and failure.

  • Table of Contents

    Part I: Giving Yourself a Reality Check
    Part II: Speed, the Defining Factor
    Part III: Giving the Workplace a Reality Check
    Part IV: Office Politics
    Part V: Acquiring a Power Base
    Part VI: Promotions, Demotions, and Other Career Hiccups
    Part VII: Rules for Deal Makers
    Part VIII: When You Are in Charge
    Part IX: Etiquette for the New Millennium

    About the Authors