Tough Calls from the Corner Office by Harlan Steinbaum
Top Business Leaders Reveal Their Career-Defining Moments

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Tough Calls from the Corner Office offers invaluable insight into the mind of the CEO.” —Bill Steere, President, Chairman, and CEO of Pfizer

“The stories in this book should inspire and give confidence to the many people looking to make their mark in business, or for that matter life.” —General Richard B. Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Fortune 500 executive Harlan Steinbaum collects the wisdom of America’s most successful business leaders in this powerful and inspiring guide to decision-making for your life and career. Thirty-nine of America’s top executives, from ESPN’s Bill Rasmussen to United Airlines’ Gerald Greenwald, along with many other, relate the most important decisions of their careers, sharing why they struggled, how they decided, and what the lessons are they learned along the way—enabling you to achieve more, today.
 

About Harlan Steinbaum

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Harlan Steinbaum has had a long and successful career in business as an innovator and leading executive in the retail drug industry. He was chairman and CEO of Medicare-Glaser, one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the United States. He was also chairman of Express Scripts, Inc., a leading pharmacy benefit management company that has grown into a multibillion-dollar public corporation ranked number 135 on the Fortune 500. Robert H. Bloom is a successful entrepreneur and long-time U.S. CEO of advertising giant Publicis Worldwide. He has been responsible for countless standout marketing campaigns and has created growth strategies for companies and brands that have become global household names. Dave Conti is a writer and editor specializing in business and self-help topics. He is coauthor with Stephan H. Baum of "What Made Jack Welch Jack Welch: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders, Harlan Steinbaum has had a long and successful career in business as an innovator and leading executive in the retail drug industry. He was chairman and CEO of Medicare-Glaser, one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the United States. He was also chairman of Express Scripts, Inc., a leading pharmacy benefit management company that has grown into a multibillion-dollar public corporation ranked number 135 on the Fortune 500.
 
Published February 8, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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He divides the answers into chapters that correspond roughly to predictable passages in many business lives: the initial choice to enter a particular field, become an entrepreneur, find the right partners and abandon the wrong ones, reshape the corporate culture, change a company’s business model...

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One future CEO helped her ascent by taking a job that no one else wanted.

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In Tough Calls from the Corner Office: Top Business Leaders Reveal Their Career Defining Moments, the latest business book now available as a Soundview Executive Book Summary, former CEO Harlan Steinbaum gives reader’s an inside look at what shapes those pivotal moments and profiles a group of ex...

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