Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, with a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley CEO Assistants

3.83 avg rating
( 23 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781449031589: Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, with a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley CEO Assistants

Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun offers an engaging, entertaining insider's look into the offices of some of the most powerful men and women in Silicon Valley, as executive assistants spill the beans about their CEOs. Executive assistants are arguably the most influential people on a chief executive's staff. Currently, over 8 million administrative professionals help over 4 million executives & general managers to broker and schedule meetings, decide who gets the CEO's ear, and select airlines, hotels, car rentals, and other vendors. In addition, they often support the CEOs' personal needs. They also regularly give input to the CEO on employees, from new candidates to old-timers, and they most definitely impact the fortunes of the businesses that serve them. CEO executive assistants are historically a "secret weapon" - typically not even recognized for their power to influence the CEO, and often written off as "just a secretary." Beware of making that outdated mistake. Today, the executive assistant to a CEO wields a huge amount of power and is engaged in all aspects of the business. They continually seek out ways to make their jobs more efficient, more enriching, and more empowering. They leverage their CEOs' highly valuable time to enable them to devote their total energies to making the major strategic decisions for their companies. Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun is a book for anyone who has ever wondered about what goes on behind the closed doors of the executive suite. It's especially useful for anyone who has his or her eyes on a spot reporting to a CEO one day.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Linda McFarland has spent over 30 years mastering her "never-panic-under-fire" demeanor. She has held CEO Assistant positions with a variety of Fortune listed companies, spanning the high-technology, legal, and medical industries. With a passion for developing and training, Linda is a co-founder and member of the Silicon Valley Catalysts Association (SVCA) which is a group of CEO Assistants. She serves on the advisory board of the Administrative and Executive Assistant Certificate Program for UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley, and is a master instructor for that program. Linda has delivered training programs to multi-national companies and has been an invited speaker at administrative and event planner conferences. She is a Sr. Partner at PlanetAdmin which provides consulting and training for administrative professionals. Linda currently holds the title of CEO Assistant at 2Wire. Joanne Linden has a background that spans more than 30 years as an Executive Assistant. With the majority of her career in Silicon Valley, she has worked with and has been part of both successful start-ups and billion-dollar corporations. A true activist for professional administrators, she instructs at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley's Administrative and Executive Assistant Certificate Program and is on the advisory board for that program. Joanne is a current member of Silicon Valley Catalysts Association (SVCA) and past President of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), San Jose and Crossroads Chapters. She is a Sr. Partner at PlanetAdmin which provides consulting and training for administrative professionals. Joanne currently holds the title of Chief Executive Assistant at Synopsys. Sharon Turnoy has been an editor, speechwriter, ghostwriter, communications manager, and executive assistant to a Silicon Valley CEO. She welcomes comments at sturnoy@yahoo.com

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

McFarland, Linda
Published by Authorhouse 10/28/2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Authorhouse 10/28/2009, 2009. Hardback or Cased Book. Book Condition: New. Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, with a Gun: True Stories of Silicon Valley CEO Assistants. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781449031589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Linda McFarland
Published by AuthorHouse (2009)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781449031589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Linda McFarland
Published by AuthorHouse (2017)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1449031587

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Linda McFarland, Joanne Linden, Sharon Turnoy
Published by AUTHORHOUSE, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AUTHORHOUSE, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun offers an engaging, entertaining insider s look into the offices of some of the most powerful men and women in Silicon Valley, as executive assistants spill the beans about their CEOs. Executive assistants are arguably the most influential people on a chief executive s staff. Currently, over 8 million administrative professionals help over 4 million executives general managers to broker and schedule meetings, decide who gets the CEO s ear, and select airlines, hotels, car rentals, and other vendors. In addition, they often support the CEOs personal needs. They also regularly give input to the CEO on employees, from new candidates to old-timers, and they most definitely impact the fortunes of the businesses that serve them. CEO executive assistants are historically a secret weapon - typically not even recognized for their power to influence the CEO, and often written off as just a secretary. Beware of making that outdated mistake. Today, the executive assistant to a CEO wields a huge amount of power and is engaged in all aspects of the business. They continually seek out ways to make their jobs more efficient, more enriching, and more empowering. They leverage their CEOs highly valuable time to enable them to devote their total energies to making the major strategic decisions for their companies. Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun is a book for anyone who has ever wondered about what goes on behind the closed doors of the executive suite. It s especially useful for anyone who has his or her eyes on a spot reporting to a CEO one day. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781449031589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Linda McFarland, Joanne Linden, Sharon Turnoy
Published by AUTHORHOUSE, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AUTHORHOUSE, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun offers an engaging, entertaining insider s look into the offices of some of the most powerful men and women in Silicon Valley, as executive assistants spill the beans about their CEOs. Executive assistants are arguably the most influential people on a chief executive s staff. Currently, over 8 million administrative professionals help over 4 million executives general managers to broker and schedule meetings, decide who gets the CEO s ear, and select airlines, hotels, car rentals, and other vendors. In addition, they often support the CEOs personal needs. They also regularly give input to the CEO on employees, from new candidates to old-timers, and they most definitely impact the fortunes of the businesses that serve them. CEO executive assistants are historically a secret weapon - typically not even recognized for their power to influence the CEO, and often written off as just a secretary. Beware of making that outdated mistake. Today, the executive assistant to a CEO wields a huge amount of power and is engaged in all aspects of the business. They continually seek out ways to make their jobs more efficient, more enriching, and more empowering. They leverage their CEOs highly valuable time to enable them to devote their total energies to making the major strategic decisions for their companies. Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun is a book for anyone who has ever wondered about what goes on behind the closed doors of the executive suite. It s especially useful for anyone who has his or her eyes on a spot reporting to a CEO one day. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781449031589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Linda McFarland
Published by AuthorHouse
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 140 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.8in.Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun offers an engaging, entertaining insiders look into the offices of some of the most powerful men and women in Silicon Valley, as executive assistants spill the beans about their CEOs. Executive assistants are arguably the most influential people on a chief executives staff. Currently, over 8 million administrative professionals help over 4 million executives and general managers to broker and schedule meetings, decide who gets the CEOs ear, and select airlines, hotels, car rentals, and other vendors. In addition, they often support the CEOs personal needs. They also regularly give input to the CEO on employees, from new candidates to old-timers, and they most definitely impact the fortunes of the businesses that serve them. CEO executive assistants are historically a secret weapon - typically not even recognized for their power to influence the CEO, and often written off as just a secretary. Beware of making that outdated mistake. Today, the executive assistant to a CEO wields a huge amount of power and is engaged in all aspects of the business. They continually seek out ways to make their jobs more efficient, more enriching, and more empowering. They leverage their CEOs highly valuable time to enable them to devote their total energies to making the major strategic decisions for their companies. Sitting on a File Cabinet, Naked, With a Gun is a book for anyone who has ever wondered about what goes on behind the closed doors of the executive suite. Its especially useful for anyone who has his or her eyes on a spot reporting to a CEO one day. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9781449031589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Linda McFarland; Joanne Linden
Published by AuthorHouse (2009)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1449031587

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

McFarland, Linda
Published by AuthorHouse (2016)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781449031589_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Linda McFarland; Joanne Linden; Sharon Turnoy [Contributor]
Published by AuthorHouse (2009)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781449031589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Linda McFarland
Published by AuthorHouse (2009)
ISBN 10: 1449031587 ISBN 13: 9781449031589
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description AuthorHouse, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781449031589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book