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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is into happiness. His goal is “to set up an environment where the personalities, creativities, and individuality of all different employees come out and shine.”

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Managers and the Management Process: Everyone Becomes a Manager Someday

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YOUR CHAPTER 1 TAKEAWAYS

  1. Understand what it means to be a manager.
  2. Know what managers do and what skills they use.
  3. Recognize important career issues in the new workplace.

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Self-Management and Slumdog Millionaire

The Times of London called this movie an “exotic, edgy thriller,” while The New York Times described it as a “gaudy, gorgeous rush of color, sound and motion.” What's your take on this rags-to-riches story of an orphan growing up in Mumbai, India, and finding his way to a TV game show offering him the chance to be a “slumdog millionaire”?

When the disgruntled game-show host has the police chief rough up the main character Jamal (Dev Patel) the night before the big show, he asks: “What the hell can a slum boy possibly know?” Facing the chief and the prospect of more mistreatment, Jamal looks him in the eye and says in return: “The answers.”

This movie is a study in discipline, confidence, and self-management—the capacity to act with a strong sense of self-awareness. As a career skill, this ability ...

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