Book Review : Work Smarts. What CEOs say you need to Know to Get Ahead by Betty Liu

If there is anything, the book will teach you, it will be a 360-degree personal growth crash course whether as a CEO, employer, employee, or entrepreneur. Betty interviewed the World’s top CEOs on key issues of fear, success, performance, and networking, pay rise, innovation, Human resources management feedback management, decision-making, and career growth. The list of CEOs included Elon Musk and Warren Buffet.

From the interviews, she summarised the lessons and real-life case studies. It is one of those few 200-page books that took me more than 3days to finish. It was really a lot to unpack. The top lessons from the book are; learn how to make fast decisions and reverse them if you get new information; have a good team around you; information is key; and Always Be Moving. My favourite quote in the book: ‘Delay is a negative’. Betty says her father used to say it a lot. Still on decision-making in the book. “A bad decision on Monday is better than a good decision on Friday,’ which was meant to say, ‘Get on with it,” said Martin. Martin is a punchy, outspoken advertising executive who founded WPP, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. Another takeaway, Martin’s Motto: “Persistence and Speed.”

Betty Liu is an award-winning print journalist who transitioned into television anchoring after her maternity break.

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