Play Nice But Win

A CEO's Journey from Founder to Leader

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Publisher Description

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From Michael Dell, renowned founder and chief executive of one of America’s largest technology companies, the inside story of the battles that defined him as a leader

In 1984, soon-to-be college dropout Michael Dell hid signs of his fledgling PC business in the bathroom of his University of Texas dorm room. Almost 30 years later, at the pinnacle of his success as founder and leader of Dell Technologies, he found himself embroiled in a battle for his company’s survival. What he’d do next could ensure its legacy—or destroy it completely.
 
Play Nice But Win is a riveting account of the three battles waged for Dell Technologies: one to launch it, one to keep it, and one to transform it. For the first time, Dell reveals the highs and lows of the company's evolution amidst a rapidly changing industry—and his own, as he matured into the CEO it needed. With humor and humility, he recalls the mentors who showed him how to turn his passion into a business; the competitors who became friends, foes, or both; and the sharks that circled, looking for weakness. What emerges is the long-term vision underpinning his success: that technology is ultimately about people and their potential.
 
More than an honest portrait of a leader at a crossroads, Play Nice But Win is a survival story proving that while anyone with technological insight and entrepreneurial zeal might build something great—it takes a leader to build something that lasts.
 

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2021
October 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
30
MB

Customer Reviews

Bwilin ,

Excellent Read!

Not just about leading a successful business but also about leading a successful life! Thanks Michael Dell!

laclipperfan2342 ,

Great book!

The story telling in this book is amazing! Dell explains his view of the ups and downs of Dell so well. Totally recommend this book to Anyone.

GB Watts ,

Get a foot in… just get a foot in.

Get your pen and paper and take the jewels he drops and form framework for your own business. Then take your passion and inject yourself in the industry you’re interested in. This book is one of the few I’m going to re-re-re-read.

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