Chapter 5Checkpoint: Your New Career Perspective

We’ve covered a lot of concepts so far in the book. Now we need to start putting them together in a pragmatic way. We’ve seen how real corporations work and how Incompetent Executives use specific tactics to exploit them. The key for us is to steal only their most effective tactics for our own game plans. Before we assemble our strategy, let’s start with a quick summary of what we now know.

Your Playing Field: The Imperfect Corporation

Despite how they are portrayed in the media, on Wall Street, and in the countless success stories we hear every day, all companies are inherently flawed. We imagine corporations to operate with logic and order and fairness. They don’t. We want to believe meritocracies ...

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