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Opportunity Knocking: Lessons from Business Leaders Hardcover – 4 Mar 2014
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"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 "LaRocco's quick read will center your head firmly in the business of making your own luck at work, whether you're starting at the bottom and just figuring out what you want from your career, or sitting on top and preparing for world domination." - BlogHer "[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 "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 "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 "Lori Ann [LaRocco] gets some of the biggest names in business to share their secrets to success...Her insight is extremely valuable." - Lucky Magazine "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. "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, interviewer, and conceptual thinker--Lori Ann LaRocco has it all." --Ron Baron, Chairman and CEO, Baron Capital Group "Filled with examples of CEOs pushing through adversity." - CIO "The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is successful people do all the things unsuccessful people don't want to do...when an opportunity presents itself. It is those who take action--time after time--that finally succeed, regardless of the adversity that presents itself. Lori Ann LaRocco breaks down these differences nicely in her book, Opportunity Knocking." --John Paul Dejoria, CEO & Co-Founder John Paul Mitchell Systems and CEO Patron Spirits Company "Lori Ann LaRocco has the access and knowledge that brings a different perspective to the economy, finance and executives. She strikes a cord with the readers and helps them see business and executives in a different light." --Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO of AutoNation
About the Author
Lori Ann LaRocco is the senior talent producer at CNBC and C-Suite Insider columnist for CNBC.com. She has worked at CNBC since 2000, when she was hired as one of Maria Bartiromo's producers on Market Week. She lives outside of New York City with her husband and three children. Dick Armey is the former House Majority Leader (1995--2003) and was one of the chief authors of the Contract with America. He is the former chairman of FreedomWorks. Wilbur L. Ross is the chairman and CEO of WL Ross & Co. LLC. He lives in Palm Beach, FL.
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She starts with her concept of the Opportunity Pyramid and it is the framework to help outline the leadership message in each business leader’s story. She tells a poignant story, summarizes each story and then provides an action plan for three distinct segments of readers: 1) Business owners or managers 2) Employees 3) Aspiring entrepreneurs. A good leadership lesson should always finish with an action plan. Lori Ann also takes pages from her notebook to share key findings and in the appendix she shares key quotations from the leaders she has profiled.
Great book and thank you for making it one of the books I keep on top of my desk and not underneath.
I would also add to the Corus that " recommend this book to all who enjoy their work - from those just starting out to the most seasoned in the business world." It is indeed " A great read! "
I think the neat takeaway for me was that all the CEOs profiled in this book used the opportunity pyramid model -- they just didn't have LaRocco's book to guide them! She's now giving readers the know-how to achieve success.
Go pickup the book and start building your pyramid!