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

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INDEX
Albrecht, Chris, 120
Allaire, Paul A., 25, 27–29
Apple Computer: Cook at, 177; Jobs at, 133, 176, 177
Apprentice, The, 8
asking questions, 16, 50
assessment of other players, 73, 86–93; anticipating moves of others, 7–9, 33, 34–36, 40–41, 50, 89–90, 95, 118, 135, 186, 211, 242, 248; campus career development staff, 92–93; candidate's current manager, 86, 88, 90; companies offering jobs, 86, 87, 92–93; coworkers, 86, 91; regarding credible commitments, 47–48, 93, 95, 96, 242; and emotional intelligence (EI), 210–11; family members, 86, 89, 90–91, 93; regarding goals, 89–91; hiring managers, 86, 91, 93; human resources managers, 86, 91; mentors, 86, 90; relationship to influence, 86, 87, 89, 122, 211, 213; relationship to time structure of career game, 94–95; and social intelligence (SI), 211
authenticity, 29, 215, 220, 226
baby boomers, 59–61, 62–63, 64, 65–66, 236
Bain & Co., 5, 12, 20, 21–24, 66, 70–71, 72
Ballmer, Steven: on adapting to new situations, 208; relationship with Gates, 177
Bandura, Albert: on social learning theory, 209
Barrett, Craig: at Intel, 123
Barry, Dave, 241–42; on competition for jobs, 1, 2, 241–42; Dave Barry's Money Secrets, 1
baseball, 43, 48; batters hit by pitches, 8; job performance vs. batting averages, 147, 150–51
Becker, Howard: on side bets, 91
Begley, Charlene, 12–19, 134, 210, 226; on asking questions, 16; on changing positions, 15–17, 19; on early career, 13–14, 15–16, 17, 18–19, 244; on female leaders, 18; at GE, 5, 11, 12–19, 85, 144, 244; on mentoring relationships, 11–12, 14, 16, 17–18, 19, 85; on position changes, 15–17, 19; on priorities, 18, 19; relationship with Dave Calhoun, 14, 16, 85; relationship with Jack Welch, 17
Bell, Bryan, 11–12, 19–25, 39; and Bain & Co., 5, 12, 20, 21–24; on choice of university, 12, 20–21, 24; on college majors, 12, 20, 24; on first job decisions, 12, 21–24, 25, 244; on MBA-PhD combination, 21–22, 24; resilience of, 214
Bennis, Warren: Geeks and Geezers, 212, 214
BHP Billiton: Kloppers at, 5, 135, 159; Vanselow at, 117, 130, 218, 227, 228–34
Bidou, Ann: Career Match, 10
Black, Leon, 116
Black Enterprise, 235, 238
Blake, Frank, 223
Blank, Arthur, 221, 223
blogs, 93, 121
bluffs, 93
Bolles, Richard Nelson: What Color Is Your Parachute?, 10
Bradt, George: The New Leader's 100–Day Action Plan, 165
Bratton, V. K.: “Extreme Careerism,” 247, 248
Breen, Ed: at Tyco, 124
Brousseau, Kenneth: on decision-making style, 216
Brown & Williamson, 121
Burns, Ursula, 25–32, 134; on authenticity, 29, 226; on bad career moves, 30–31, 32; on board membership, 31; on community involvement, 31, 32; on competence, 30, 32; on early career, 26; on early-career

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

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: Your Career as a Game 7
  • 2: Understanding Fundamental Game Theory Concepts 33
  • 3: What You Need to Know to Play 73
  • 4: Moves in the Career Game 118
  • 5: As You Move On 164
  • 6: Career Agility 208
  • Conclusion 241
  • Index 249
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