Don't Get Caught With Your Pants Down: A Brief Guide to Climbing the Asian Corporate Ladder

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A bright young man works in a progressive company. He quickly acquires the skills, knowledge and experience to do his job well for his present level. He is however, impatient and wants to perform at the next level NOW. How does he get the learning process accelerated? His workload leaves him with barely enough time and there is so much to read and learn. Where does he start?

If the above describes you, then this book is for you. This book will not make you an overnight expert in any field of management. What it does is explain the essentials in a simple and direct manner so that you get an overview of the skills required to climb the corporate ladder. It also advises you on the mistakes and blunders others have made, and thus, will help you avoid getting caught with your pants down.

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Most commonsensical! Here at last, is a much-needed Asian management book. Written with an interesting blend of seriousness and irreverent wit, this book will be useful to those managers who need practical advice. A good read which comes highly recommended. – Ms See Phui Yee, Editor-in-Chief,Info Ad Publishing Consultants Pte Ltd Inspirational! A refreshing look at management with a nice touch of humor. Every manager should read this book. Great material for fresh graduates. – Dato Gucharan Singh, formerly Managing Director,Edaran Otomobil Nasional;formerly HR Director of the UMW Group

A user-friendly, must-have management guide for every aspiring manager. Funny yet makes loads of sense! – Ms Ruby Chen, Director of Business Development, RightD&A International Pte Ltd, Career Strategy Consultants

I generally don’t like business books. Most are embarrassingly outdated after a few years and the ‘next new thing’ quickly becomes a dud. This book, however, taps a fundamental truth and common sense will out. Mr Chee’s insights are timeless and you’ll have some fun along the way. – Mr Thomas G. Oakley, Executive Director, Technomic Asia Pte Ltd; Formerly Managing Director, Tenneco Asia Inc (USA)

At last, management lessons without the painful jargon. And with Asian examples as well! Cleverly written. Very witty. Highly readable. – Dr Siraj Alseri, Associate Professor,University of Michigan

This is a well-written book that looks at the practical side of management by providing good real-life examples on managerial practices. This readable book fills an important gap between theory and practice, and hence, I do not hesitate to recommend it for fresh graduates entering the business world. Even those business professors who are green horns in management practice should read this book. – Dr Lee Khai Sheang, Associate Professor of Marketing, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Singapore

About the Author:

Chee Kok Liang has had over 30 years of work experience in engineering, sales, manufacturing, and regional marketing, and has worked in seven public-listed companies and MNCs. 24 of these years were spent in managerial positions. Over this span of time, he managed to turn around several ailing companies and greatly increased the revenues of others. He has also traveled widely as part of his work.

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