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Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals

Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals

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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.

Author: Nathan Bennett, Stephen A. Miles
Publisher: Stanford Business Books
Published: 03/25/2010
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.30w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780804756280

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 04/01/2010 pg. 82
Choice 10/01/2010
Reference and Research Bk News 08/01/2010 pg. 115

About the Author
Nathan Bennett is the Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen Professor of Management at Georgia Tech's College of Management. He is active as a consultant through his firm, Red Buoy Consulting, LLC. Stephen A. Miles is the Vice Chairman, Leadership Advisory within Heidrick & Struggles' Leadership Consulting Practice. He is also a key member of Heidrick & Struggles' CEO and Board Practice, and is a member of the firm's management committee.

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