Opportunity Knocking: Lessons from Business Leaders
Known as the producer with the trillion-dollar Rolodex, Lori Ann LaRocco knows how to get business leaders and entrepreneurs to talk. Many of the world's most well-known executives are so trusting of LaRocco, senior talent producer at CNBC, that she consistently gets scoops on billion-dollar deals before anyone else. In her newest book, Opportunity Knocking, LaRocco uses her close relationships with these organizational leaders to tell their stories--many of which have never been previously revealed, but offer brilliant insights into their minds. In Opportunity Knocking, readers will learn the full stories and secrets of success from some of the world's smartest, most innovative leaders, such as Ford CEO Alan Mulally's strategy for creating a culture of promise that revitalized the American auto industry. This book provides real-world examples from leaders like Mulally and turns them into actionable, proven strategies for identifying and acting on opportunities. What makes Opportunity Knocking stand apart is the diversity of individuals who offer real-world strategies and advice instead of just one person's opinion or vision. From the assembly line to the C-suite, Opportunity Knocking will provide both inspiration and a blueprint for achieving success by recognizing the right opportunity--and seizing it.
"A must-read filled with big ideas from some of the best in business. LaRocco breaks down the steps to achieving success with a unique and actionable strategy. Compelling." --Donald Trump "["Opportunity Knocking"] is great! Well done!! The content should be very valuable to business people at all levels. I was particularly enamored with the creativity of how LaRocco presented the material...and how she provides advice depending on whether you are an owner, a manager, employee, [or] entrepreneur."--Dick Kovacevich, former Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO "An excellent book and a must read! Lori Ann [LaRocco] has effectively captured key leadership best practices from which we can all learn and truly benefit. She has shown us a clear path to success in business. Her format and organization of the material is itself a benchmark best practice. This has now become my go-to handbook." --Bob Nardelli, Former Chairman and CEO of Home Depot and Chrysler; Founder, Chairman and CEO of XLR-8 "Opportunity has a way of making a soft tap-tap on your door. Smart entrepreneurs listen for these signals--they have ears specifically attuned to the sound.... Lori Ann LaRocco, focuses on the sound of these opportunities--from how to take advantage of a burgeoning industry to how to take on a challenge that's bigger than just one company." --"Inc." "In her latest book, LaRocco targets a wide audience--company owners, employees, and entrepreneurs--looking for inspiration and guidance in furthering their careers...[providing] a slew of engaging profiles of business leaders." --"Publishers Weekly" "Lori Ann LaRocco shares real-world examples from some of the world's smartest, most innovative leaders about how they prepare for, identify and embrace opportunities. Weaving in her own analysis, experiences and wisdom, she shows readers how to apply these leaders' strategies and lessons to their own unique circumstances."--"SUCCESS" magazine "Great writer, in
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