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Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goalsby Nathan Bennett
Synopses & Reviews
Your Career Game demonstrates how game theory can help readers to understand and proactively take charge of their career strategy. Authors Nathan Bennett and Stephen A. Miles teach readers to manage the interdependencies and interconnectedness among coworkers, managers, and others in a manner that supports personal career efforts. Then, they show how readers can become better players. The key to learning how to play the career game is "career agility"—in short, nimble individuals are better game players.
Thois book includes conversations with a wide range of successful professionals such as Ursula Burns (Xerox), Stephen Elop (Microsoft), Marius Kloppers (BHP Billiton), Ken Frazier (Merck), and Liz McCartney (The St. Bernard Project), and discusses how their career moves demonstrate elements of a game theory approach to career management. This is a must-read strategic guide for anyone who seeks to advance their career and navigate today's job market.
Book News Annotation:
Bennett and Miles show readers how to use game theory to formulate and carry out an effective career strategy. The authors start by showing how game theory can help one negotiate the interdependencies and interconnectedness among coworkers, managers, and others in a manner that supports personal career efforts. Next, they examine "career agility" as the key to being able to play the career game better than others. The book also includes conversations with successful professionals, and discusses how their career moves demonstrate the use of a game theory approach to career management. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Your Career Game shows how game theory provides a novel and effective approach to understanding the factors that contribute to career success.
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"Amidst a crowded field of career guides, Bennett and Miles offer a fresh and innovative perspective on how individuals achieve career success, based solidly upon economic research. Your Career Game is written in an accessible and engaging manner and offers readers intelligent career strategies to help them compete successfully in today's dynamic career marketplace."—Monique Valcour, Professor of Management, EDHEC Business School
"The game is on—study these lessons and win at your career!"—Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There, Succession: Are You Ready? and the upcoming MOJO
"This pragmatic approach to understanding your career is evergreen—no matter the economic conditions there will always be tough competition for the best jobs."—Ram Charan, co-author of best-selling book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and author of Leadership in the Era of Uncertainty
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