MacDonald asserts that businesses everywhere, large and small, are fettered with old and obsolete rules that cripple peak employee performance and stunt the growth of the businesses that employee them. Worse yet, says MacDonald, were all conditioned to accept and follow the rules of businessregardless of their validity.
This book is about cheating on those dumb and dishonest business rules and carving out a career of individual brilliance that can help you avoid being trapped in the mediocrity of the herd. The honest way to live, says MacDonald, is to break the obsolete rules, artificial expectations and archaic limitations imposed on us by others.
Which rules? Well heresa sampling. Exposed by MacDonald are outmoded rules like how to get a job and advance up the corporate ladder. "Theyre totally anti-individual," says MacDonald "and so are many of the human resources departments that perpetuate them." MacDonald shows why the rules dealing with gaining wealth and power are "back-assward." "The way to gain power and wealth in business," he insists, "is not to hoard them, but to share them." Put under a microscope are rules about winning negotiation ("Never, ever go for the jugular"), creating an entrepreneurial company ("Do everything in parallel"), about dealing with employees ("Treat them as 21st century capitalists.") And thats just the beginning.
Cheat to Win will teach you how to break allthe obsolete rules and make your own way to success. Its packed with proven, real-life how-to advicestrategies you can start using right now to brighten your business future whether youre ascending the corporate ladder, building your own ladder as an entrepreneur, or leading a company.
Cheat to Win is about winning with true integrity. It debunks the rule-myths of business by deflating the hypocrisy and translating the doublespeak of dishonest rules, empowering you to discover yourown clear and direct path to success. By shattering rather than following the entrenched establishments "conspiracy of rules" and learning to adopt an honest, challenging rule-breaking élan, your mind opens to the wide vistas of opportunity inlife.
The authors own remarkable story validates this thesis. From college dropout to corporate chairman and influential business leader, the author cheated on the business rules that needed to be cheated on and won bigthe honest way. Inthis book MacDonald shows there is no monopoly on honest rule-breakinganyone can do it and win.
While some will always fear the concept ofcheatto win, what separates the winners fromthe losersin life is the willingness to question,challenge andunder the right conditionsviolate outdated rules in order to rise faster, achievemore and live life as their own. You can, too! And Cheat to Win can teach you how.