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Publisher Description

Have you ever noticed that there are certain people who seem to get ahead just a bit faster than everyone else? You know, the types who always seem to be a bit ahead of the curve, to get noticed a bit more, and to achieve their goals a bit more quickly than the rest of the pack? And have you ever noticed how much this small edge can matter, and the outsized impact it can have on the trajectory of their careers? 

Twenty-four year old entrepreneur Brian Wong is one of these people, having graduated from college by age 18, having raised $24 million in venture capital to start his own company before he turned 25, and having grown that company into a global mobile advertising giant in just 4 years.  His secret? The Cheat Code.

Wong believes that most people -- even creative people -- have a tendency to follow a script; to do things the way others do them simply because that way works. But therein lies the secret at the heart of the Cheat Code: anyone can easily shortcut his or her way to success, simply by going slightly off script; by doing things just a little differently from everyone else.   Here, Wong unlocks the power of the Cheat Code through 71 bite-sized and virtually effortless short-cuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for ourselves and our ideas, and accelerate our success. For example:

Cheat #7: Don't Ask – Announce
Cheat #16: Know Your Superpower!
Cheat #32: Make Boldness Your Genius
Cheat #47: Know Who's the Boss
Cheat #49: Get a Trademark Haircut
Cheat #51: Use Exclamation Points
Cheat #55:  Focus on What Won't Change
Cheat #71:  Imagine, What If?

No matter where you aspire to go in your life or career, THE CHEAT CODE will help get you there - faster.

Business & Personal Finance
September 6
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Judge J ,

Catchy Title, Tedious Read

This book seems like it was either a therapy session for the author, or a vanity project (and likely both).

There is nothing here that is new or even remotely enlightening.

Here's the 10'second summary.

1) boy grows up poor
2) boy works hard and excels at school
3) boy goes 'balls to the wall' and develops a business
4) boy (or man, I suppose at this stage) develops a persona that distinguishes him
5) man stays successful and chalks it up to his cheat code and magic (of course).

I'm not a hater here - I agree with a lot in this book. I've known major economic success at a relatively young age first hand. But this book offers nothing new other than a rambling journey and some concocted secret recipe which is not going to work for 99.9999% of the readers.

Find something else to read. Such as practical guides on creating business plans, financing, marketing and management. Much better time spent.

Aaron Guidry ,


This was a very inspirational book

Fellow Youngster ,

Written like a rushed school essay...

The author is very unpolished in his writing. The book seems to be written in a rushed manner, like a school essay due next morning. Very little substantial advised. I believe that the author needs to be more strategic in his delivery.